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Old 03-01-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Headaches and ibuprofin

I've been getting unbearable headaches the last few days. I'm on week 3 induction. I cut my coffee/caffeine intake in half about a week ago. I guess it could be that- but I've also tried to drink an additional cup of coffee when I have a headache and no relief. Otc pain meds dont seam to work either. I'm drinking lots of water- any ideas what could be causing it and how to get some relief?

I also read that ibuprofin can stall weight loss. Can cause water retention and block fat burning. True for anyone?
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:53 AM   #2
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I don't like ibuprofen because it causes stomach pain/nausea. I get migraines/nausea from anxiety and the last thing I want to do is upset my stomach further. So I use acetaminophen. Have you tried the acetaminophen w/ caffeine "tension headache" pills? If I have a killer migraine that just won't go away then before bed I will use the night-time pain relievers with diphenhydramine, a nonaddictive sleep aid that causes drowsiness (also sold as an allergy med). And, I like the very soothing music TV channel. Sometimes if I engage my mind by reading a grammar textbook it helps my migraines. Crazy, huh?

Are your sure it's diet-related? Are you stressed out? Not getting enough sleep? Experiencing eye strain from too much work or free time on the computer?
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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Strange that your getting these headaches in week 3. It would seem logical to have
problems in the first two weeks.
It may not be a dietary cause.
What else is going on in your life?
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