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I keep getting these splitting headaches everytime I do some form of weightlifting. It comes immediately after palpitations and stays for hours?
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: See your doctor
Talk to your doctor before you lift weights again.
It is important to rule out any aneurysms in your brain.

In brief: See your doctor
Talk to your doctor before you lift weights again.
It is important to rule out any aneurysms in your brain.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Kevin Lingle
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: See a doctor
These symptoms combined likely mean you have high blood pressure or aortic disease.
You should be evaluated by a doctor.

In brief: See a doctor
These symptoms combined likely mean you have high blood pressure or aortic disease.
You should be evaluated by a doctor.
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Dr. Kevin Lingle
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Dr. Barton Cook
And stop weightlifting until cleared by your doctor
Dr. Kirk Charles
It could be related to breath-holding. Holding your breath while lifting heavy weight could lead to vessel congestion of the head and neck. When you run, you breathe at a regular rate and there is no buildup of pressure in the chest and the veins can empty. Just a thought, but when your doctors clear you to resume exercise, see if you can identify a difference between light and heavier weights.
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