Dismiss Notice
Welcome to MiniMins! Be sure to check out our complete listing of diets on the front page including Slimming World, Exante, Weight Watchers, Cambridge Weight Plan, Herbalife, and hundreds more.

First week headaches?

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by beekeeper40, 2 October 2010 Social URL.

  1. beekeeper40

    beekeeper40 New Member

    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    12st4lb
    Current Weight:
    12st0.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st4lb
    Lost(%):
    0st3.5lb(2.03%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Hello there, started SW last Monday and I am following the vegetarian plan. Since starting I have had a headache nearly every day, nothing to drastic but definitely more headaches than normal. Just wondering whether anyone else has experienced this before?
    Thanks
    Sara
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. *honey

    *honey Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,473
    Likes Received:
    33
    Start Weight:
    11st8lb
    Current Weight:
    10st8.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st13.5lb(8.33%)
    Diet:
    Slim fast
    Hi ya. I did a bit in my first couple of weeks. Sugar withdrawal for me was the cause. Once i pushed through that i started to feel loads better, more energy and healthier.
     
  4. Lucky7

    Lucky7 Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,522
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    10st4lb
    Current Weight:
    10st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Yes, I did a bit. I put it down to suagr withdrawal / body having to readjust / too much sweeener at first (I was doing lots of cooking that involved lots of sweetener - while I don't shun the stuff now like some people, I def think it needs to be used in moderation).

    Soon went though.
     
  5. sweet83

    sweet83 Full Member

    Posts:
    117
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    18st10.5lb
    Current Weight:
    14st2.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st8lb(24.38%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Headaches can also be caused by dehydration, how is your fluid intake?

    xx
     
  6. dirtydancing

    dirtydancing Gold Member

    Posts:
    8,665
    Likes Received:
    12
    Start Weight:
    13st5lb
    Current Weight:
    12st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8lb(4.28%)
    Diet:
    slimming world
    i was the same, also are you drinking plenty of water?
     
  7. blissfulbabe

    blissfulbabe Full Member

    Posts:
    134
    Likes Received:
    10
    Start Weight:
    21st7lb
    Current Weight:
    21st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    17st12lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    The first week was pretty rough, but I put the headaches down to the fact that I wasn't drinking 6 or 7 lattes a day (hmmm, do you think that might have contributed to my weight gain???).

    On Friday, someone at work asked me if I had any painkillers and I realised I didn't. Before starting SW I used to have headache tablets in my work drawer, my handbag, the car and at home. Now I don't think I've got any at all which made me realise I don't get headaches, backache, joint pain or migraines at all, when I used to be plagued by all of the above. I don't think it's due to weight loss, as I have a long way to go, but I do think that eating healthily and avoiding all the processed carp has made a real difference.

    So, the best advice is to up your water intake and stick with it - it's defintiely worth it in the long run!
     
  8. MargyParker

    MargyParker My belly this will be!

    Posts:
    1,818
    Likes Received:
    11
    Start Weight:
    10st10lb
    Current Weight:
    9st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st1lb(10%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    may be caffiene withdrawal as well if you are drinking less coffee and tea due to restrictions on milk. Hope it passes soon - hang in there!
     
  9. chubbyemma

    chubbyemma Silver Member

    Posts:
    520
    Likes Received:
    13
    yes im with you on that one, i was like something possesed the firset few weeks on plan, i was like a addict coming off something they crave.

    headaches, feeling low etc.

    give it a few weeks and you will be just fine, i guess your body is detoxing.
     
  10. MargyParker

    MargyParker My belly this will be!

    Posts:
    1,818
    Likes Received:
    11
    Start Weight:
    10st10lb
    Current Weight:
    9st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st1lb(10%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Withdrawal Symptoms
    Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can begin as soon 12 hours after stopping your intake. They are at their worst after 24-48 hours, and can last for up to a week.

    • Irritable
    • Restless
    • Muscle stiffness
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Headaches, moderate to severe
    • Chills and/or hot spells
    Excess Caffeine
    3 cups of coffee is considered an average or moderate dose, but 10 cups of coffee per day is considered excessive.
    • Jitteriness
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Headaches
    • Anxiety
    • Flushed face
    • Nausea
    • Accelerated heartbeat
    If you are trying to cut down on your caffeine consumption, you can avoid some of the symptoms by doing it slowly. Cutting back by a half cup per day is a recommended pace. If you find yourself needing a cup of something try decaf or experiment with herbal teas.

    Caffeine Symptoms
     
  11. beekeeper40

    beekeeper40 New Member

    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    12st4lb
    Current Weight:
    12st0.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st4lb
    Lost(%):
    0st3.5lb(2.03%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Thanks everyone for your replies - It could be sugar withdrawal (i haven't been using sweetners), I drink black coffee and haven't stopped drinking it this last (I only have 1 or 2 cups a day, the only other hot drink I have are fruit teas) but thinking about it, it must be my fluid intake as I don't think I have been drinking enough. Now off to have a glass of squash (diet squash of course!)
     
  12. debtdummy

    debtdummy Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,047
    Likes Received:
    12
    Start Weight:
    13st13lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st13.5lb(6.92%)
    Diet:
    slimming world
    ive always got bad headaches, no idea why. doc prescribed me amitriptoline, cant spell it. still get them sometimes tho
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...