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I get horrible headaches while eating. What could be the cause?

I get horrible headaches while eating. What could be the cause?

You MAY have a: Food sensitivity or allergy to something you are eating. Great Plains Lab in Kansas has as good food sensitivity panel. You can read up on it on their website. Your doc can do some lab testing as well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Why eating tuna cause me a headache?

Why eating tuna cause me a headache?

Tuna contains: Mercury which can cause headaches but you would have to eat an extremely large amount ...Read more

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Headache and discomfort due to over eating possible?

Headache and discomfort due to over eating possible?

Possible: Yes you can get headaches from overheating, but stomach aches are more common :) seek medical attn if headache persists more than an hour or two or if excruciating. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get headaches from eating lamb but I love lamb. Why is this?

Sometimes I get headaches from eating lamb but I love lamb. Why is this?

It's a food allergy!: One to one connection with eating lamb and headaches is like eating strawberries and getting itchy swollen lips and tongue, even when you love strawberries. Shell fish, especially shrimp is another perfect example of food allergy. Perhaps the most common food allergy is peanuts specifically, and nuts generally. ...Read more

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I'm eating really healthily but i still have lots of headaches. What do I need to do?

I'm eating really healthily but i still have lots of headaches. What do I need to do?

Unrelated?: Headaches can have many causes too numerous to list here and are usually not related o food unless a food allergy or insensitivity is the cause. You should be evaluated by a physician to determine both the type of headache and the possible cause of it. Most headaches are treatable once you have the right cause. ...Read more

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Why do I always get a headache if I don't eat at all or if I don't eat again within 5 hours of eating?

Why do I always get a headache if I don't eat at all or if I don't eat again within 5 hours of eating?

Blood sugar: Let your doctor decide, some possibilities like low sugar, compulsive craving for food etc. ...Read more

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Can eating raw red onions cause headache?

Can eating raw red onions cause headache?

If your eating them: And you get a headache then I think you have your answer. ...Read more

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Why am i getting a headache from eating pork?

Why am i getting a headache from eating pork?

Likely migraines: It is possible that your migraines are triggered by processed pork. ...Read more

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Can eating healthier and exercise help with headaches/migraines?

Can eating healthier and exercise help with headaches/migraines?

Yes: Yes, please see a board certified neurologist in your area for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight by eating heathy if i always have a headache?

How can I lose weight by eating heathy if i always have a headache?

Not enough food?: I wonder if you are eating too little. Starvation is not healthy. Recommendations are to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Hydrate with at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. You might benefit from talking with a nutritionist. In the meantime, you can sooth nausea by drinking ginger tea or ginger ale. Take care. ...Read more

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Can one get headaches because of eating sugar even if just a little?

Can one get headaches because of eating sugar even if just a little?

Yes.: I have a few patients who report getting headaches when they consume sugar... But it could be some kind of dye in the food or drink that you are consuming. ...Read more

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I've had a headache all day. The only thing that helps is eating ice, why?

I've had a headache all day. The only thing that helps is eating ice, why?

Migraines: Migraine headaches are often caused by excessive dilation of the cerebral blood vessels, though scientists do not fully understand what causes the dilation in the first place. Blood vessels don't just dilate spontaneously, they are presumably responding to chemical changes that are occurring in the body. Chewing ICE may cause some vaso-constriction to occur, thus helping the migraine improve. ...Read more

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How long can one go safely without eating? My headache worsens every time I eat or drink.

How long can one go safely without eating? My headache worsens every time I eat or drink.

Find the cause: You can not survive without eating and if you are feeling sick everytime you eat, you need to be evaluated and find the cause of your symptoms and treat it, rather than go without eating, which may make you sicker
go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you don't feel like eating? And your headache last for hours and hours and you feel nauseous

What does it mean when you don't feel like eating? And your headache last for hours and hours and you feel nauseous

Anorexia: The term for loss of appetite is anorexia (not to be confused with anorexia nervosa). Nausea and headache associated with appetite loss can be caused by low blood sugar, viral infection, stress and many other causes. ...Read more

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My son has woken up with headaches for last 3 days. He vomited once last night but has been eating since. What's wrong?

See doctor: Given his age and these symptoms, he should be seen by his doctor. Common things being common, it could be an infection of some sort. There are many other possibilities that require a detailed history and physical exam. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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I usually have a body temp of 97.9 but today all day it is 99.I don't feel sick at all no headache and eating fine.what could it be.TY for your care?

I usually have a body temp of 97.9 but today all day it is 99.I don't feel sick at all no headache and eating fine.what could it be.TY for your care?

Normal Variation: Did you exercise or do some strenuous activity? If not may be due to Normal Variation of body temperature or faulty thermometer. Temperature greater than 100.4 is considered fever. Based on the fact that you have no symptoms disease process unlikely. ...Read more

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I have noticed that lately sometimes when I'm done eating (usually a small meal) I get a headache. Why? Should i be concerned? Has happened a few time

I have noticed that lately sometimes when I'm done eating (usually a small meal) I get a headache. Why? Should i be concerned? Has happened a few time

Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more

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Not eating makes her puke, depressed, headaches?

Not eating makes her puke, depressed, headaches?

Please get eval: Sooner rather than later. This female needs both medical and psychological assessment. ...Read more

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Can anxiety over time lead to chronic headaches and not feeling like eating?

Can anxiety over time lead to chronic headaches and not feeling like eating?

Yes.: Anxiety that causes persistent distress, worry & interferes with daily life is a serious medical condition affecting 40 million adults in the US (CDC estimate) and many more worldwide. It may lead to other significant illnesses: depression, headache, GI disorders, insomnia & substance abuse. Anxiety is very treatable with medication &/or psychotherapy. Consult your doctor about this! ...Read more

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Why do people have headaches and feel nauseous when they've gone too long without eating?

Why do people have headaches and feel nauseous when they've gone too long without eating?

Hypoglycemia: The most likely cause is hypoglycemia. After not eating for many hours your glycogen stores are depleted. You're circulating blood is now carrying low blood sugar to nourish your brain tissue. The brain needs blood sugar to generate energy in your brain tissue. Lake of blood sugar causes your brain to produce Lactic Acid causing your blood vessels to dilate and cause a headache, and brainstorm nause. ...Read more

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Hi! I've had a headache for more than three days. I have been staying hydrated and eating well enough. Even doing exercise.?

Hi! I've had a headache for more than three days. I have been staying hydrated and eating well enough. Even doing exercise.?

Headaches: Come in several types, e.g., muscular, vascular, cluster. Stress headaches are unpleasant but fairly common. Please start w/a visit to your doctor to rule out medical conditions. Then consider seeing a clinical psychologist for stress management training such as biofeedback or clinical hypnosis. (See www.asch.net for referrals). Peace and good health. You can do it. ...Read more

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Hi I've been having headaches whenever I'm hungry. It just started recently. Is there any way other than eating food to make it go away?

Hi I've been having headaches whenever I'm hungry. It just started recently. Is there any way other than eating food to make it go away?

If your headaches: Are due to mild "hypoglycemia" you might try eliminating pure sweets (most low blood sugar is a "reaction" to eating sugar!) Otherwise, suggest Tylenol or Ibuprofen OTC

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Workout yesterday. Waited 3 hours before eating. 2 meals totall yesterday. Really tired with headache today. To little food yesterday? And why?

Workout yesterday. Waited 3 hours before eating. 2 meals totall yesterday. Really tired with headache today. To little food yesterday? And why?

Workout & meals: Even if not working out (but especially if you are) you need more than 2 meals a day. Depending on out their goals, many people will have some carbs (veggies, complex carbs) & protein before a workout, and then again after. Generally you want to eat something healthy (not junk food) every 4-6 hours at least, stopping eating 3 hours before bed time. Your body needs fuel and care each day. ...Read more

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I've realized lately after either eating decent sized meals throughout the day I become very hot and get spontaneous headaches and feel ill. Why?

I've realized lately after either eating decent sized meals throughout the day I become very hot and get spontaneous headaches and feel ill. Why?

Ratching metabolism!: However, this usually indicates more carbs in your meals than is desirable. Immediately converted to sugar and your metabolic rate goes up quickly. But it falls quickly. I can not explain your headaches. There are too many dietary variables, but a crashing postprandial blood sugar is an obvious cause! ...Read more

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After eating i have dizziness and headache?

After eating i have dizziness and headache?

Sugar levels: Keep a check on your sugar levels.your sugars may be fluctuating rather quickly after eating. There may be a no of factors playing the role, for example what kind of food you are eating or the portion sizes of food.so please see your PCP to have a thorough evaluation and bolo testing. ...Read more