First week headaches?

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  1. beekeeper40

    beekeeper40 New Member

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    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?
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Headaches can also be caused by dehydration, how is your fluid intake?

    xx
     
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    i was the same, also are you drinking plenty of water?
     
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    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!

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    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

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    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.
     
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    MargyParker My belly this will be!

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    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
     
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    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!)
     
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    ive always got bad headaches, no idea why. doc prescribed me amitriptoline, cant spell it. still get them sometimes tho
     
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