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Old 03-04-2004, 11:49 PM   #1  
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Exclamation Nasty Headaches?

Hi everyone. I wasn't sure where to post this and after reading some of the posts here, well I'll give it a shot.

I am sort of on a low-carb diet but not strictly. I am mainly just cutting my portions in half and avoiding as much sugar, salt and fat that I can. I am also trying to keep carbs to a minimum but I do eat them in some form or another 3 times a day. Since I have started this new diet, I have been having some very nasty headaches that seem to come around 3 pm or later and last the rest of the day, no matter what, until I go to sleep.

I know I am drinking enough water. I bumped myself up to 64oz or more per day, when I used to just drink maybe 15-20. I eat small amounts about 5 or 6 times a day, but I am satisfied, not full, with my portions although I am hungry 2-3 hours later. I drink a cup of green tea in the morning for caffiene so I just can't figure out whats causing it. Nothing seems to help, no aspirin, extra water or anything.

I was a huge sweets, junkfood, carb eater and while my cravings are controllable and really not bad at all, I am wondering if my headaches the result of such drastic change?

Any thoughts or suggestions? I will list what I eat on an average day and maybe that will give you an idea of wether this is it or not.

B: 2 eggs, fried hard (no salt or butter) w/ pepper and mustard on 2 pieces of toast. Water and a banana or fruit.

AM snack: either yogurt, cheese or fruit with some form of protein in lunch meat or fresh meat.

L: meat like tuna or turkey in a salad w/ dressing and crackers or a couple pieces of bread.

Pm Snack: same as AM

Dinner, whatever happens to be planned that night. My portion sizes are whatever can fit on a salad plate, in addition too as much salad as I want.

I may or may not have something small like fat free pudding for dessert closer to bed time.

Anyways, sorry to ramble, any info would be greatly appreciated. TIA!
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Old 03-05-2004, 10:18 AM   #2  
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Hi Randi

Sounds like carb withdrawls. Depending on "you" it may take anywhere from 3 days to about a week and a half to get thru the headachey stage. Also if you were drinking coffee, and you've quite that too....this will also give you headaches at about mid afternoon. Hang in there, it gets alot better!!

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Old 03-05-2004, 10:33 AM   #3  
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Ditto on the above. it will go away. Carb withdrawl!!! Good luck
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