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Exertion headaches

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Kev74, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Kev74

    Kev74 Peer Supporter

    So, something new has poped up out of the blue. Last month I noticed when I go to the gym to workout, my head would start to hurt when I would exert myself, especially with upperbody exercises. It goes away within a few minutes, although I might feel a random twinge of discomfort for awhile after. Needles to say it has put a damper on my workouts. The strange thing is the last time I went to the gym it didn't give me any trouble, so there must be some sort of trigger. I have read different things online. Some people say it's from improper breathing, although it was never a problem before. Others say it is because of poor posture, which could certainly be true. Although I am not counting out the possiblity of TMS. It did start around the time I started to get stressed about things, and even now I have a lot of fears and concerns about my future. I just want to get over it. Working out is a stress realiver for me, and if I couldn't workout it would make me more stressed.
  2. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    ...if I couldn't workout it would make me more stressed....

    Exactly, fear is the culprit. I experienced this with the sports I enjoy and I learned that worrying about not being able to play is counterproductive for physical problems. By the way, the same goes for feelings of anger during play; it seems my brain is anxious about me starting to act it out and make a fool of myself.
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  3. Ines

    Ines Well known member

    I used to get migraines after every workout. I thought it was from cardio but I worked through it and now it's not a problem. It's just TMS.
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