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#1 of 3 Old 12-21-2009, 12:01 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Weird, I know. I was a runner pre-babies. I did not run during my pregnancies. I ran some in between but not regularly. Now I have started again, but I am getting severe headaches every time I start running. This has been
going on for 2 weeks. I can power walk with no problem. I've never been prone to headaches before. Anyone ever experience anything like this? I am 25 lb heavier now than pre-pregnancy. I lost my "baby weight" and then gained weight other places - I gain weight while nursing and am tandem nursing this time so it is worse. I'm not overweight though.

I don't think it is dehydration. I drink lots of water and nothing else except 1
cup of coffee in the morning.

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I've been running, am up to 2-3 miles at a time. Headaches aren't a problem, but plugged ducts are, and I'm coming off a bad case of mastitis now. Darn over-supply!!

What's the weather like where you are? I get headaches and sinus aches if the air is too cold or too dry when I run.

How much water are you drinking? Could it be water intoxication? Maybe try some juice or electrolytes in place of some of your water.

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It's pretty humid here most of the time. I think the high today is 67 F. Coldest it ever is is maybe 50 F (day time) and in that case, I stay inside.

I think I drink the right amount of water. I don't know how much, but I've always just drank to thirst and never had a problem.

I will try an electrolyte drink and see if that helps but I'm starting to think my body is just telling me to not run yet.

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