Splitting headaches after running HELP!!!

#1
Are there any Gym Queens out there that can help?

My Mrs is getting terrible headaches after she runs. They start arewhere form straight away to an hour after she runs. They start on the left side of her head and then go behind the left eye. They can last for a few hours and pills don't help. The only thing that seems to work is lying down in a dark room untill it goes. She is hydrated when she runs and had no problem on the runs. She has been to the GP who did a couple of slack tests by looking into her eye and that but the doc reckons there is nothing wrong.

Cheers
Forniup
 
#2
I think this occurs when a lady gets too far from the kitchen.

I would install a running machine in your house.
 
#5
‘exertion headache’.

Any type of physical exertion, such as jogging or pounding a treadmill, causes blood vessels in the head, neck and scalp to swell, producing a build-up in pressure,

The severe pain can start within seconds of exercising and can occur anywhere in the head. These headaches are most common in people susceptible to migraines.

Obviously, changing the type of exercise can help — perhaps swimming instead of running — but taking anti-inflammatories half an hour before exercising may be another option, as this can reduce swelling.
 
#6
I know it's probably the egg sucking and teaching scenario but is your Mrs really hydrated prior or just smashing a litre of water back just before the run? The body needs to take water on slowly over time as it doesn't absorb large hits (A helpful PTI once told me this so I assume it's correct).
 
#7
The ex mother in law suffered from vertigo from time to time and some of the symptoms corresponded to the ones you are describing, including being alleviated by lying down in a dark room
 
#8
Properly Hydrated before the run. She is training for a Half Marathon and has been smashing out 8 - 10 miles no dramas recently. Now she has these headaches after a 3 miler.
 
#9
It sounds like she has a problem with her sinuses
 
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Barbarella

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#12
Could be a tension related migraine - I'm no expert, but it might be that something is being aggrivated by the running and causing muscle tension in the neck area. I had horrendous whiplash last year and the related headaches were blinding. Get her to go to a good physio, if you are in North Yorks pm me and I will give you the number for mine - she is a genius.
 
#13
This may be a radical concept....
But instead of seeking medical advice from a bunch of random nutters on ARRSE, have you considered sending your wife to her GP?

There are people on here who would make Dr. Mengele seem like a sane, reasonable and caring paediatrician if you gave them a white coat and a stethoscope and turned them loose in a hospital.....
 
#14
This may be a radical concept....
But instead of seeking medical advice from a bunch of random nutters on ARRSE, have you considered sending your wife to her GP?

There are people on here who would make Dr. Mengele seem like a sane, reasonable and caring paediatrician if you gave them a white coat and a stethoscope and turned them loose in a hospital.....
Thanks very much may I suggest you go to Specsavers as She has been to the GP as per the first post. GP's are hardly worried about "sports" injuries / illnesses. Hense the post here to see if anyone had had this before
 
#15
Tell her to get a better sports bra.... Has she got a headache and a hint of black eye? Her paps might be smacking her in the face with every step.....

Alternatively get her to tuck them into the tops of her Ron Hills....
 
#16
I'm marathon training and often the interval and hills training leaves me feeling closer to headaches than the longer ones. I run with a camelbak and am quite careful to stay topped up and rehydrate with electrolyte tablets in my water when I get home.

Last night I went running in Tokyo and did intervals in 33 deg c and booming humidity and it was f*****g awful, but I was careful about my hydration and feel ok. Additionally a lot of stretching and pilates is good for staving off the headache.

Finally, the run can exacerbate the headache, not cause it, so look for other stressors.
 
#17
perhaps she's starting off tooo fast and winding down too quick after the run, warm up and stretch and slow down and stretch after. Relaxation is the key or zen running, fix on a point and relax, enjoy the chill of the run not the frantic burn.
 
#18
Thanks very much may I suggest you go to Specsavers as She has been to the GP as per the first post. GP's are hardly worried about "sports" injuries / illnesses. Hense the post here to see if anyone had had this before
A GP who doesn't take incapacitating headaches seriously needs a rocket....
Find another doctor who is ready to send your wife for a full range of tests.
And I really wouldn't take medical advice from strangers for anything more serious than blistered feet....
 

Trans-sane

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#19
Are there any Gym Queens out there that can help?

My Mrs is getting terrible headaches after she runs. They start arewhere form straight away to an hour after she runs. They start on the left side of her head and then go behind the left eye. They can last for a few hours and pills don't help. The only thing that seems to work is lying down in a dark room untill it goes. She is hydrated when she runs and had no problem on the runs. She has been to the GP who did a couple of slack tests by looking into her eye and that but the doc reckons there is nothing wrong.

Cheers
Forniup
Does she get any odd vision prior or in the early stages of the headache? Black spot or glowing outlines? Any dizziness or nausea? Are these headaches ALWAYS on the left hand side? Next time she gets an attack, check her neck and shoulders for tightness or knotted muscles. If yes to any of the above send us a PM with a few more details.
 

TheIronDuke

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#20
This may be a radical concept....
But instead of seeking medical advice from a bunch of random nutters on ARRSE, have you considered sending your wife to her GP?
Who's side are you on Ms.Shami ******* Chakrabarti? If we had a brain cancer forum we could also discuss structures for storing brains in our gardens. Like greenhouses and garages and, oooh, I don't know, SHEDS or dog kennels, air-raid shelters, Portakabins or portable toilets.
 

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