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Why do I get such bad headaches when I skip a meal?

Why do I get such bad headaches when I skip a meal?

Possibly Blood Sugar: Although it varies per person, many people will experience side effects from missing regular meal intake of food. The human body is designed for about 4-6 small to medium meals per day (although 3 large meals is traditional in western societies) and thus missing a scheduled meal can contribute to fluctuating blood sugars resulting in negative side effects such as headaches. ...Read more

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Everytime I skip meals I get headaches, help?

Everytime I skip meals I get headaches, help?

Possible Low Sugar: There are a few possible answers. One of them is possible low blood sugar to the the brain. The only fuels the brain can use are glucose & ketones. When you skip a meal your total body blood sugar may remain the same, but the blood sugar to the brain may drop and ketones may go up, both of which can cause headaches. Less likely are migraines, triggered by the above. ...Read more

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Why do I often get headache when I skip even single meal and go out in summers plus especially during travelling?

Why do I often get headache when I skip even single meal and go out in summers plus especially during travelling?

Drop in Blood Sugar: A drop in blood sugar levels can lead to a headache and if your body is used to regular times for meals it will experience a slight drop at the time you generally eat. Since your brain needs fuel in the form of glucose to function, it may cause a headache to develop. If you know you will need to skip a meal or delay eating, plan ahead by taking a light snack to tide you over! ...Read more

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If I don't eat, I feel very weak and shaky, and many times get headaches. Even if I miss one meal, this often happens. Is this hypoglycemia?

If I don't eat, I feel very weak and shaky, and many times get headaches. Even if I miss one meal, this often happens. Is this hypoglycemia?

Maybe: If you really want to know you must get a blood sugar reading shortly before, then a reading during a fast. There are new devises for diabetics for reading blood sugars without drawing blood. ...Read more

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I want to know if I have an eating disorder I skip meals and result to have stomachsore I always got headache sometimes I don't want to eat my lunch?

I want to know if I have an eating disorder I skip meals and result to have stomachsore I always got headache sometimes I don't want to eat my lunch?

Probably not: Hard to know but it is good that you are identifying the problem early. Why do you skip meals? Are you not hungry or nauseated? Are you skipping to control weight? Do people think you are too thin even though you feel too heavy? It would be worth discussing this issue with a trusted adult, parent, school nurse, physician and get some advice on how to move forward. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have dizziness, fatigue, shaking, headache only when I miss a meal. Is this caused my low blood sugar?

I have dizziness, fatigue, shaking, headache only when I miss a meal. Is this caused my low blood sugar?

YesYes: You may be suffering from hypoglycemia and it ius best to learn to check your sugar at si h a time. You should eat frequently andy smaller meals. Also avoid simple sugars. Complex sugars are better or brown rice. ...Read more

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Experiencing severe headacha and gas if I miss a meal or don't eat for long. Experience nausea as a result and vomit when I finally eat. What can it be?

Experiencing severe headacha and gas if I miss a meal or don't eat for long. Experience nausea as a result and vomit when I finally eat. What can it be?

Anything: Unfortunately, your symptoms are not specific for any particular problem. It can be gastritis or ulcer of the stomach or duodenum, gallbladder stones or dysfunction. Less likey food intolerance or colon inflammation based on your symptoms. You need to see a healhcare professional for further help. ...Read more

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Every thurs i'll bring those souper meals, romaine noodles for lunch at school, every friday I get a bad headache. Do I need to stop eating them? Why?

Every thurs i'll bring those souper meals, romaine noodles for lunch at school, every friday I get a bad headache. Do I need to stop eating them? Why?

ADVICE: Check the label, and see if the product contains nitrites, MSG, aspartame, or other chemical additives, as any or all, could trigger headaches. ...Read more

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Why do I get such bad headaches during my period?

Why do I get such bad headaches during my period?

Hormones: Hormonal changes are an important factor for migraine headaches. Migraines often become worse during menses. Some people have other kinds of headaches during their menses. ...Read more

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Everytime I get up I get really bad headaches, why?

Headaches: Lets do 2nd opinion to figure out what the possibilities are and then can help. Or better yet see your local Dr and discuss. ...Read more

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I continue to get really bad headaches, what are some possible causes?

I continue to get really bad headaches, what are some possible causes?

Probably migraines: The most common cause for frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual is migraine. Oftentimes these can cause nausea, light sensitivity, and fatigue in addition to the pain. There are good treatments available--you might benefit from going on a preventative agent to reduce frequency/intensity of pain, and an acute agent to take when you get the headache (ie a triptan ie imitrex). ...Read more

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I get really bad headaches while I'm at work. Am I just stressed?

I get really bad headaches while I'm at work. Am I just stressed?

Could be, plus...: Headaches at work could very well be stress, often from either muscle tension in the neck, head, or jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Depending on what you do, could be chemical exposure, like copy toner or cleaner. If you're skipping meals could be low blood sugar. Or just good old fashioned eye strain from reading small print and multiple documents. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of bad headaches?

What can I do to get rid of bad headaches?

Pain treatment.: Unfortunately, although this is a simple question the answer is not. The key to treatment is an appropriate evaluation, the making of a diagnosis (there are many different types), and the development of a treatment plan for that diagnosis. Over the counter analgesic medications may provide short term relief. Persistent headaches require an evaluation by an appropriately trained provider. ...Read more

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I am wondering what helps get rid of bad headaches?

I am wondering what helps get rid of bad headaches?

That depends on what: Type of headache it is. Vascular, tension and sinus headaches are different types with varied approaches to treatment of each. So, the first step is to be evaluated. Once the type of headache is determined - a treatment plan can be recommended. ...Read more

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Why do I get bad headaches whenever I take painkillers?

Why do I get bad headaches whenever I take painkillers?

Headaches: Headaches are a known side effect of opioid pain killers. Some less than others. ...Read more

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How come I get bad headaches when I am sexually active?

How come I get bad headaches when I am sexually active?

Exertional headache?: This may be indicative of exertional headaches, which can come in different forms/with different triggers. I'd suggest talking with your doctor as this could certainly interefere with your personal life/relationship in significantly negative ways. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it common to get really bad headaches after I drink liquor?

Is it common to get really bad headaches after I drink liquor?

Can be: The alcohol could b a trigger for the headaches. Be sure to drink a lot of fluid before and after drinking liquor and if the headaches continue then stop drinking.... ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of really bad headaches that you get a lot?

Well it might be a s: Sign if you get headaches a lot that there is something causing the headaches. I think if they do not go away with minor otc medication you should see a doctor and make sure there is no other neurological underlying disorder. ...Read more

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What to do when you can't sleep but your really tired and you get bad headaches?

What to do when you can't sleep but your really tired and you get bad headaches?

See below: See a neurologist to work on your headaches. Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. No heavy meals close to bedtime. No caffeine close to bed time. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in "i'm sleeeeeepy mode":). Don't use your bedroom as your office and use bed only for sleep and sex. ...Read more

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What can cause someone who'd just had an epidural to get bad headaches and nauseous when sitting up?

What can cause someone who'd just had an epidural to get bad headaches and nauseous when sitting up?

A leak of fluid: This can be caused if spinal fluid is leaking out of the epidural space. If you are already home this needs to be discussed with the doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I get bad headaches all over my head, but only in the am right after I get up (i don't use coffee) y?

I get bad headaches all over my head, but only in the am right after I get up (i don't use coffee) y?

See a physician: This could be a vast number of things, including intracranial lesions which could be ruled out by a good physical exam and testing. Beyond that, is there a possibility you have sleep apnea? Are you overweight? Carbon dioxide retention can cause morning headaches and this is commonly seen with sleep apnea. Also, sleeping position can cause this if you are having neck pain which can lead to headache. ...Read more

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Iv had bad headaches since I was two weeks old n im bow 18 n still get them so badwhy? No allergys or anything

Iv had bad headaches since I was two weeks old n im bow 18 n still get them so badwhy? No allergys or anything

Probable migraines: I would recommend an evaluation by a neurologist to confirm this diagnosis. Diet, such as caffeine, nutrasweet, nitrates, msg, alcohol can play a huge role in exacerbating headaches. Overuse of pain medication can also cause rebound headaches. Lack of sleep, stress, menstrual cycle and poor diet can also play a large role. ...Read more

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I get bad headaches when I work looking down wards. I work in construction so I can't avoid it. Could you help?

I get bad headaches when I work looking down wards. I work in construction so I can't avoid it. Could you help?

Headaches: Any headache must be viewed as a medical disorder and the assessment must be comprehensive. The first steps in the management of the headache is to eliminate any secondary headache disorder. It is also important to identify any comorbid medical and psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety or sleep disturbance.
Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi!! I get bad headaches when I wake up in the morning? It usually lasts all day!! Mabye it's the way I'm sleeping on the bed?

Hi!! I get bad headaches when I wake up in the morning? It usually lasts all day!! Mabye it's the way I'm sleeping on the bed?

Be evaluated: Morning headaches need to be evaluated. It may be related to sleeping but an exam would help to rule out other problems. All the best. ...Read more

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I've been getting bad headaches every night the last week very nauseous when I get them. I'm constantly tired and don't wanna do anything.

I've been getting bad headaches every night the last week very nauseous when I get them. I'm constantly tired and don't wanna do anything.

Neurologist: These may be cluster or migraine headaches or muscle contraction, tension type headaches. I recommend that you get evaluated by a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment. He/she will order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Why do I get really bad headaches during and after sex? It is horrible right on the back of my head and stays that way for what seems forever.

Why do I get really bad headaches during and after sex? It is horrible right on the back of my head and stays that way for what seems forever.

:- (: Post-coital headache though unfortunate is a well known phenomenon. Assuming you don't have any secondary etiology for your headaches there're no evidenced based studies to prevent this other then abstinence; which is not realistic. Some preemptively takes nsaid but I do not know how effective this is. Make sure you get checked out by a neurologist first before assuming this is post-coital headach ...Read more

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I have a large dent on the back of my skull and about a month ago I started getting bad headaches were I couldn't get out of bed. Need answers?

I have a large dent on the back of my skull and about a month ago I started getting bad headaches were I couldn't get out of bed. Need answers?

Need an exam: I don't suspect that the dent is causing the headache but it would be advisable to have a physician exam that in person.
As for the headache, it it's fairly consistent and new then again, a consultation with a physician is recommended because there are a broad range of causes for headaches such as tension headache, sinus headaches, migraines, neuropathies, muscle spasms and spinal issues. ...Read more