Suddenly suffering migraines with new diet and workouts

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BrentD
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 5/6/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I just started a new workout program and diet, and about a week into it, I started getting INTENSE migraines at the beginning of my workouts. I have never been a migraine sufferer before this.

Here's the story. On Saturday, day 5, I was doing leg and back workouts. On my first set of pull-ups I got hit hard by a migraine when I left the bar. I thought it might have happened because I had a few drinks the night before, and my body was mad at me, so I took 2 ibuprofen and worked my way through it. Sure enough the migraine was gone about midway through my workout. Then on Monday I started chest and back workouts and after my first set of push-ups, another migraine slammed me. This time there was no alcohol involved and it was so severe that I took 4 ibuprofen and tried to go through 3 more sets of push ups and pull ups but had to stop because I felt nauseous. I ended up in bed just trying like hell to fall asleep, until I finally passed out. Then yesterday, I gave another go at chest and back and it hit me again. This time I had taken 2 Excedrin Migraine prior to the workout and just pushed through the migraine, and it subsided by the end of my workout, although it was very difficult to push through, as I felt nauseous the entire time. Then this morning when I woke up, I yawned and got hit hard by another intense migraine, and had to take 2 more Excedrin Migraine to get it to go down a little.

I've always worked out regularly, so I'm not sure that it's the workouts that are the cause. My diet however has changed. I am now eating 7 to 1 protein to carbs in my diet, which has changed from probably 4 to 3 protein to carbs. I am also taking a recovery drink supplement and a protein bar. Here is the nutritional information for these products:

Serving Size 4 level scoop(s)
Servings Per Container 13
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 750.00
Calories from Fat 50.00
Total Fat 6.00 g 9%
Saturated Fat 4.00 g 24%
Trans Fat 0.00 g
Cholesterol 110.00 mg 37%
Sodium 650.00 mg 27%
Potassium 1320.00 mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 124.00 g 41%
Dietary Fiber 4.00 g 16%
Sugars 20.00 g
Protein 50.00 g 100%
Calcium 500.00 50%
Iron 1.80 10%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Tri-MG™ Infusion - Betaine (as Betaine Anhydrous) HMB (as Calcium HMB) 3.00 g **
Creatine Matrix Blend 3.00 g **
Micronized Amino Acids (Glutamine (Micronized L-Glutamine) Arginine (Micronized L-Arginine) Leucine (Micronized L-Leucine) 500.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established


Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Soy Protein Isolate), Creatine Matrix Blend, Lecithin, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Micronized Amino Acids (Glutamine (Micronized L-Glutamine), Arginine (Micronized L-Arginine), Leucine (Micronized L-Leucine), Salt, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Tri-MG™ Infusion - Betaine (as Betaine Anhydrous), HMB (as Calcium HMB), Maltodextrin, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural and Artificial Flavor

Storage Instructions: Significant product settling may occur.

Warning: Contains: Milk and Soybeans

Serving Size 1 bar(s)
Servings Per Container 12
Amount Per Serving % DV
Fat Calories 60.00
Calories 290.00
Total Fat 6.00 g 9%
Saturated Fat 3.00 g 18%
Trans Fat 0.00 g
Cholesterol 5.00 mg 2%
Sodium 200.00 mg 8%
Potassium 210.00 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 38.00 g 13%
Fiber 1.00 g 4%
Sugars 25.00 g
Protein 20.00 g 40%
Phosphorus 300.00 30%
Magnesium 140.00 35%
Calcium 150.00 15%
Iron 7.20 40%
Vitamin A 1250.00 25%
Vitamin C 150.00 25%
Vitamin E 7.50 25%
Thiamine 20.00 25%
Riboflavin 0.43 25%
Niacin 5.00 25%
Vitamin B-6 0.50 25%
Folic Acid 100.00 25%
Vitamin B-12 1.50 25%
Biotin 75.00 25%
Pantothenic Acid 2.50 25%
Iodine 37.50 25%
Zinc 3.75 25%
Copper 0.50 25%
L-Glutamine 100.00 mg **
L-Leucine 100.00 mg **
L-Isoleucine 25.00 mg **
L-Valine 25.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on
your calorie needs:
Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg
Total Carbohydrate 300 g 375 g
Dietary Fiber 25 g 30 g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9• Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4


Other Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Non-GMO Soy Protein Isolate, Dutch Processed Cocoa, Peanut Butter, Natural Flavor, beet fiber, Non-GMO Soy Fiber, oat fiber, Guar Gum, Canola Oil, promax vitamins & minerals: (Dicalcium phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Acetate, Ferrous Fumarate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Gluconate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Cyanocobalamin), promax yogurt coating (Sucrose, Palm Kernel Oil, Nonfat dry milk, nonfat yogurt solids, Whey, Lecithin, Salt, Natural Flavor, color added), Promax Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Concentrate, L-Glutamine, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine), cookies: (enriched wheat flour (flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sugar, vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil), Cocoa, Sodium Bicarbonate)

Warning: Manufactured in a plant that processes peanut, nut meats, soy, milk, and egg products.


Can anyone please help me?

Thanks!

SmurfyShadow
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 2386
   Posted 5/7/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Did you drink coffee/soda anything with yoru previous diet? I think you might be crashing because of a jurastic diet change. And if that is all you eat, you need more carbs. Also, ask your doctor for a HEMO AC 1 test say you want fasting and non fasting glucose check. Also suggests diabetes or the exact opposite. Carbs fill you up and keep your bloodsugar up, but if you dont have enough you can get sick. Even if you have too much you can get sick. A male should have five to six units of carbs per meal. One unit is fifteen carbs. If you eat snacks eat a five unit and have a one unit snack. Also, sometimes you can have caffine withdrawls.
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days


BrentD
New Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 5/7/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
No soda. I did and still do have a cup of coffee four to five times a week. I really think it has a lot to do with blood sugar and not getting enough carbs, because I was feeling tired at certain points in the day, which is not typical. The entire diet went 7 portions protein, 2 dairy, 4 vegetable, 1 carb, 1 fruit, 1 fat (Single Portion Examples: Protein-3 oz meat, Dairy-8 oz skim milk, Vegetable-8 oz cooked greens, Carb-8 oz organic rice, Fruit-8 oz strawberries) for the first phase, which was supposed to clean out your system and burn fat. You're supposed to do it for a month, but being that I'm pretty lean already and was never a bad eater, I was just going to do it for two weeks and move to the next stage. I moved to the next stage yesterday which is 6 protein, 2 dairy, 3 vegetable, 3 carb, 2 fruit, 1 fat. I also switched to a new recovery drink because the one I listed above was only 2.5:1 carbs to protein and had no magnesium. The new drink is 4:1 carbs to protein with magnesium, and I'm taking a magnesium supplement until I am feeling better, because after I looked at my diet, I realized I wasn't getting nearly enough, which can be another cause of migraines.

SmurfyShadow
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 2386
   Posted 5/7/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Even a non diabetic can have blood sugar drops. It sounds as if you are very active, and when you work out you burn off carbs. You can get a blood test kit at any pharmacy, Your bloodsugar should be from 90-130 anything above is too high, drink water and pee (peeing puts out keytones which lowers your bloodsugar). If your like 70 eat eat. Talk to your doctor hon.
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days


Rooster427
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 5/9/2009 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
What do the migraines feel like??? Exertional Headaches makes me nervous. I have been diagnosed with a spinal fluid leak which often happen from weight lifting. The fact that when you yawned this brought on a migraine that again is typical of these spinal headaches. How long do these headaaches last?? have they been getting worse and the time between relief less frequent. One MAJOR question, do they subside when you lie down??? If not then you probably shouldn't even pay attention to this. I would see a Headaches specialist if they continue and maybe think about an MRI. But before all this I would stop the supplements. if the HA's get better than there you go, you are the luckiest person in these forums as you have just cured your headache! Good luck read some of my posts about these spinal HA's it sounds like a possibilitly but don't freak out about it. They are not life threatening. By the way, how long did it take you to post all that nutritional info???? haha
"God won't take me to what he can't take me through"

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