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Old 06-03-2013, 11:40 AM
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Monday of last week I went to the gym to lift weights and I got the worse headache of my life. It took me to my knees in which I experienced a headache that I've never experienced before. I put down the weights and could barely make it home. I'm not sure if it was a migraine, because I really don't think I've ever had migrains. The next day I still had a heache, but just not as severe. The heache was just an annoyance, so I decided to skip the gym Tuesday and Wednesday and hope that my heache would just go away. On Thursday I decided to go back to the gym and as soon as I started lifting weights a sharp pain instantly had me putting the weights down. I figured almost a week of a heache and extreme pain when lifting weights wasn't normal, so I went to the doctor's office.

When I got to the doctor's office, they didn't know what was wrong with me and after a bunch of tests the doctor told me I needed to go to the E.R right away. While I was in the E.R room they did a cat scan on me and found out that I have extreme sinus blockage.

I was in shock, because I didn't have a single sign of anything except a headache. No coughing, post nasal drip or any single issue at all, except a heachahce that wouldn't go away and extreme pain during exercising.

They prescibe the z-pack, some steriod for my nose and recommended mucinex maximum strength. It's been 5 days now and my heachache has gone away. Obsessed with the gym, I went again today and my headache came back, so I'm going to stay away from exercising for a few weeks if not a month.



I'm just wondering is there any recommendations on anything else I can do? A friend of mine told me almost the exact samething happened to him and he had surgury done and he thought it was helping him, but he's back to the same situation a year later.
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I am so sorry. I do wish I had something other than a hug and I do hope you get relief soon!
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:35 PM
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I had headaches most of.. my life. Not constantly just frequent. Then
during WW2 they just stopped altogether. I wondered about it some,
I had other things to worry about so I just forgot about little things like
head aches. After the war was nearly over I got 'lucky' and it earned me
a return to the states . . . and the return of head aches. Since I had been
in the field for almost 3 years with no electricity I wondered about that,
but tests said that was not it. Then I thought about milk--because we
didn't get any milk for all that time. So I went off of milk . . . didn't
help. I had had a neck wound so I blamed that. Then one day about
5 years back I read about the Paleo Diet. I tried it and it worked. Then
I wondered about what was it in the Paleo diet that was not in the
usual US diet. BREAD. what was it in bread? WHEAT. That was it.
After all of those years it was right there and I didn't see it.

I'm not saying that wheat is your problem, but it could be worth checking
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Take some magnesium, and order the hylands migraine relief migraine pills from iherb. If they do not help, then see a physician. (but give them a few day). Also, did you cut dowen of coffee intake the past week?
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Then one day about
5 years back I read about the Paleo Diet. I tried it and it worked. Then
I wondered about what was it in the Paleo diet that was not in the
usual US diet. BREAD. what was it in bread? WHEAT. That was it.
After all of those years it was right there and I didn't see it.

I'm not saying that wheat is your problem, but it could be worth checking
out.

I was able to get rid of all my prescription nose sprays when I did away with wheat also. My eczema went away too.
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Thanks everybody for the replies. I really don't eat wheat or any type of bread but maybe once every two weeks maybe less. Its just something that isn't part of my regular diet.

I have an appointment with a third doctor Thursday that is a specialist.

I'm not in much pain throuGH the day, I just can't do anytype of exercise
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It seems like there are more and more people with wheat intolerance and sometimes I wonder if maybe it has more to do with all the chemicals associated with grains than the grains itself that is creating such intolerance to it. I don't know, just a thought....
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It seems like there are more and more people with wheat intolerance and sometimes I wonder if maybe it has more to do with all the chemicals associated with grains than the grains itself that is creating such intolerance to it. I don't know, just a thought....

I've always wondered the same thing about peanuts.
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Remove grains. Remove toxic chemicals for a bit. Take Probiotics. NO alcohol. Drink healing teas. NO SUGAR(grain) *use raw honey, organic stevia/xylitol.

Do you use any nasal sprays? Any steroids prior to the appt?
The antibiotic for a sinus infection? Aren't sinus infections caused by yeast/fungus infections?. Get some really strong probiotics if you take that zpack stuff. That is killer.

That's all I have *hope you are feeling better soon.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0910080344.htm

Mayo Clinic Study Implicates Fungus As Cause Of Chronic Sinusitis

Sep. 10, 1999 — "We can now begin to treat the cause of the problem instead of the symptoms"
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ROCHESTER, MINN. -- Mayo Clinic researchers say they have found the cause of most chronic sinus infections -- an immune system response to fungus. They say this discovery opens the door to the first effective treatment for this problem, the most common chronic disease in the United States.
An estimated 37 million people in the United States suffer from chronic sinusitis, an inflammation of the membranes of the nose and sinus cavity. Its incidence has been increasing steadily over the last decade. Common symptoms are runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of smell and headaches. Frequently the chronic inflammation leads to polyps, small growths in the nasal passages which hinder breathing.
"Up to now, the cause of chronic sinusitis has not been known," say the Mayo researchers: Drs. David Sherris, Eugene Kern and Jens Ponikau , Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat specialists. Their report appears in the September issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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Xylitol. You can get it in a nasal spray, but I just take mints with xylitol and my chronic sinusitis is pretty much gone. From my teen years the first hour of waking involved blowing my nose and wiping my watering eyes until it all calmed down. Now after several month of taking xylitol daily, I get up able to breathe freely through my nose and have no problems with my eyes.

http://www.xylitol.org/medical-benefits-of-xylitol

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I wonder what all that clogging in your sinuses is from?

Cayenne pepper is good for all circulatory issues. If you could get to a hematologis, who could check your blood, he would be able to tell you if your blood is viscous or not. Thick blood leads to all types of problems because it clogs up organs, lymph, veins and arteries. Cayenne will help thin the blood; help to clear it up.

Make sure you're eliminating both ways on a regular basis.

Is wheat/gluten in any of your supplements? Gluten is found in many products.
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Thanks everybody for the replies.

I went to a specialist today and he said I have no sinus infection and he thinks that the it was just a coincidence that I had a sinus infection when I was in the E.R and they did a cat scan. They checked for anything that's life threatening, but couldn't find anything though, which he said was good. He's going to look over the pictures tomorrow and determine if I need to see a neurologist.

I can stop all my supplements, which I did for 5 days while I was on the prescribed medicine.

I started to search online and I found a few people saying kefir was giving them migraines and a few people while exercising. I started to make my own kefir about 2 months ago and honestly lately the kefir hasn't been as tarty, could kefir be causing this?

I just have a very very light headache, nothing big. It's like a did a hand stand for a few seconds, but I can't exercise at all right now.
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clean cat scan is good news. I would suggest a vacation with tons of booze and local dishes. Before that try a cup a coffee if you do not drink it, that helps headaches sometimes
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I have no idea how you will get rid of this headache but I would like to suggest you that you can cure your headache by doing some physical activities like yoga, meditation, aromatherapy and tai chi instead of gym exercise. Actually this headache happens due to stress, tension, restlessness or lack of sleep and these excellent methods helps you to reduce stress levels and easing muscle tension.
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Safe to say the headaches are not sinus related.

Allergy? To something in the gym? Cleaner? Lights? Flooring? Glue?

A spine thing? That might require a chiro?

Blood pressue is ok while working out? Blood sugar? *I am guessing here.

Primary Thunderclap Headache? (had no idea)
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Sometimes, head pain while weight lifting can be more substantial, so I asked Teresa Caulin-Glaser, MD, Executive Director at McConnell Heart Health Center/Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Cardiology at Ohio State University, what other causes of weight lifting headaches might be.


She explains: "Some headaches associated with exercise and/or weight lifting may be related to an increase in the venous pressure to the brain. There is also a primary thunderclap headache which is severe and acute in onset, reaching the maximal pain in about one minute and can last from one hour to 10 days. It is associated with weight lifting and/or exercise in one-third of the cases. Research has suggested these headaches are related to significant sympathetic nervous system activity and vasoconstriction (narrowing of) of the blood vessels supplying the brain. A headache this severe needs to be evaluated immediately to rule out other lethal causes of a headache such as subarachnoid hemorrhage."


So what can a serious weight lifter do to prevent head pain? Dr. Caulin-Glaser says, "It is best to work with an experienced personal trainer. When lifting weights, breathe out with the lift and don't hold your breath. Discontinue lifting if you feel the sudden onset of acute pain. Always have someone with you when lifting."
Proper breathing is very important during exercise, especially heavy weight lifting, and correct breathing techniques will minimize occurrence of head pain.


Severe head pain not associated with lifting weights has a number of possible causes, including aneurysm. Dr. Caulin-Glaser says, "Other causes of severe head pain include stroke, cervical artery dissection, hypertensive crisis, infection such as meningitis, brain tumor, and venous sinus thrombosis. Any excruciating headache that starts suddenly and is persistent needs to be evaluated immediately."
Hope relief *and an answer, come soon
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