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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
Hi! Why is it that almost everytime I miss a meal of the day or my sleeping cycle changes a bit I get a very bad headache? Is there a solution? Thanks
Migraine?: You have described two common triggers for migraines. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
I have dizziness, fatigue, shaking, headache only when I miss a meal. Is this caused my low blood sugar?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Headaches: Headaches are a known side effect of opioid pain killers. Some less than others. ...Read more
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
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
What can cause someone who'd just had an epidural to get bad headaches and nauseous when sitting up?
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
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
I get bad headaches when I work looking down wards. I work in construction so I can't avoid it. Could you help?
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
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
I take ferretin and now I get up nauseaus, bad headaches and cannot eat or I get very nauseaus. Is this a side effect of ferretin?
Could be: Try a different iron preparation which gets absorbed faster--ask the pharmacist for suggestions ...Read more
I get some pretty bad headaches that can last for multiple days. It's not the same spot, but it's generally toward the front left.?
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.
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
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
Ok I have bad headaches or a long time. They get so bad I cnt stand light. I have never been told that I hav migraines but could this be migraines?
Could be: Migraines are often on one side, often associated with visual disturbance, often light sensitive. Do you have any triggers for your headaches? You should avoid sugars, fried foods, aspartame, msg and other food additives. ...Read more
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