Ideal Protein Diet - Headaches
04-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Greetings! It is day two of IP for me. So far, so good. However, last night I had a horrible headache and took two Excedrin. Is that allowed? I read where I could mix sea salt and water for headaches, but no where did it say I could/could not take Excedrin.
Thanks all! I will be here quite often for advice and inspiration!
04-23-2012, 10:09 AM
Yep it's allowed. Personally I always first tried putting some salt in my hand, licking it off and following with a full glass of water, and if that didn't work I would take Advil (only necessary if it was a full blown sinus headache, not an IP one). I found that for me the salt works faster and better than Advil, and your giving your body what it needs. Make sure you're getting all your salt in.
04-23-2012, 10:15 AM
Thank you. Yes, I was a total "NO SALT - NO WAY" kinda girl, but I am learning to use that shaker of sea salt. Good idea about licking it from your hand! Will go down much easier for me.
04-23-2012, 11:39 AM
It's amazing how much we need the salt
04-26-2012, 10:25 PM
Yes the no salt headache sucks!! Try to get some salt in and welcome
04-26-2012, 11:37 PM
Needed this but I think my headache is caffeine withdrawal.
04-30-2012, 03:22 PM
I am on day 3 and have a horrible headache! I'm at work with no sea salt....can i try regular salt?
05-01-2012, 05:22 AM
I take excedrin when I have a headache. My nurse didn't have a problem with that. FYI, I have a nurse practitioner instead of a coach. She is wonderful, but I told her just today that I had to take excedrin for my headache, and she didn't say anything against it. Good Luck, and definitely be aware of the salt. I too stopped drinking caffeine when I started. Hang in there....it will pass soon. I drank a lot of water, over a gallon, and it seemed to help.
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