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Why Do I Get Headaches After Travel
Multiple Factors: Dehydration especially after alcoholic drinks, sleep deprivation, and "jet lag" all contribute to these headaches. Try to keep you activities as "normal" as possible to minimize these headaches. Allow time to adapt to the local time zone. Try to adjust to your return time zone prior to actually getting home. ...Read more
HAs on Train: Some people are prone to motion-related has, others are sensitive to the fumes/vapors that accompany them. I assume you don't get these on a car or bus? How about on a bike or motorcycle? Assuming not, you might try preventative analgesic use - tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids - before the rides. What type of headache is it? Migraine? Cluster? If migraine, take a migraine formulation before you ride. ...Read more
Consider: Perhaps you have some neck issues, such as degeneration of discs, which trigger headaches. Perhaps you are pinching the greater occipital nerves at the base of your skull, or causing jaw problems which secondarily go to headache. Your doctor could perhaps discover other answers. ...Read more
Headaches: There are numerous possibilities... But it's important to rule out serious issues such as aneurisms or other brain issues. See a neurologist right away for answers. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types of headaches and myriad causes for them to develop. Muscle tension and spasms, vascular spasms, food triggers, over use of headache medications and cervical spine joint disease are some of the possible causes. If you find them debilitating and interfering with your life, I suggest consulting a physician experienced in treating chronic headaches for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Get a workup.: If you are having frequent headaches, the most likely cause is your neck. Chronic condtions like sinus problems, muscle tension, spasms, allergies, can all contribute. Since most ha come out of extension of cervical issues, have your neck and head checked out. Treatments are plentiful for these triggers. ...Read more
If you get headaches only when you wear headbands than stop wearing them, or don't wear them too tight
in some cases headbands can be triggers for migraine headaches and if youhave history of headaches in past not related to headbands than it is the trigger and avoid it
some people use headbands to prevent headaches, these are not too tight. ...Read more
This or that: There could be multiple causes such as fatigue, eye strain, underlying reading difficulties that cause fatigue, concentration difficulties. First step for someone getting headaches while reading would probably be to start by going to an ophtalmologist to rule out visual problems. ...Read more
Migraines?: Some pts who have migraine do find that aerobic exercise can either initiate or worsen headaches. However, neck problems, and even sinus infections can create head pain with exercise. If the headaches occur when your arms are elevated such as pull-ups or military weight lifting, you could consider thoracic outlet syndrome. If this is migraine, preventative measures will work. ...Read more
Smells: There is an intense brain and olfactory (smelling) connection. Some people are very sensitive to certain smells or additives. This also often happens with colognes. ...Read more
Occipital Neuralgia: This is a very common location to get headaches. There are two very large nerves known as the greater ; lesser occipital nerve in that region. Most commonly, these nerves are compressed between the muscles of your neck and the fascia, creating extreme pain and headaches. Good news, there are new advances to help this type of headaches with Botox or surgery. Have to rule out other causes too! ...Read more
Exertional headache?: Exertional headaches are a primary headache type. They are brought on by physical activity. They last 5 min to 48 hrs. The trick is to either avoid the offending activity or take chronic medication to help prevent them. You can also try to scale back your activity and slowly increase to increase your tolerance. Dehydration can also do this. Definitely worth seeing your doc about this. ...Read more
Headaches after nap: May be your pillow is not set right or you nap in a sofa that is not comfortable for your neck muscles. Naps should otherwise relax you. Drink lots of fluids inthe dya, dehdration sometimes can cause headaches too. ...Read more
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