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Old 03-11-2018, 09:40 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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You could be developing Type II diabetes. Talk to your doctor.
I thought of this immediately. OP, get tested for pre-diabetes/insulin resistance. It works like clockwork: 2 hrs. after ingesting sugar or too many carbs, you get slammed: the blood sugar crashes, after spiking, and creates a migraine. Monitor your food intake, and notice if you ever get a headache, or feel woozy again. Trace your symptoms back 3 hrs., to see if you ate anything that would cause that (i.e. some form of sweet stuff, or excess carbs, or carbs on an empty stomach).

Just because you're feeling fine now, doesn't mean you can just forget about it, and go your merry way. It was a warning sign.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:46 PM
 
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I thought of this immediately. OP, get tested for pre-diabetes/insulin resistance. It works like clockwork: 2 hrs. after ingesting sugar or too many carbs, you get slammed: the blood sugar crashes, after spiking, and creates a migraine. Monitor your food intake, and notice if you ever get a headache, or feel woozy again. Trace your symptoms back 3 hrs., to see if you ate anything that would cause that (i.e. some form of sweet stuff, or excess carbs, or carbs on an empty stomach).

Just because you're feeling fine now, doesn't mean you can just forget about it, and go your merry way. It was a warning sign.
Will do-thanks for the advice.
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:21 AM
 
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I thought of this immediately. OP, get tested for pre-diabetes/insulin resistance. It works like clockwork: 2 hrs. after ingesting sugar or too many carbs, you get slammed: the blood sugar crashes, after spiking, and creates a migraine. Monitor your food intake, and notice if you ever get a headache, or feel woozy again. Trace your symptoms back 3 hrs., to see if you ate anything that would cause that (i.e. some form of sweet stuff, or excess carbs, or carbs on an empty stomach).

Just because you're feeling fine now, doesn't mean you can just forget about it, and go your merry way. It was a warning sign.
I agree with Ruth4Truth. Get to your Dr. tell them about what you described to us in your op, and get you A1C done asap.

Meanwhile, slow way down on your sugar intake....Educate yourself, what you described eating was almost toxic amounts of sugar.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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How about the basics before diagnosing bubonic plague.

How much water are you drinking? Caffeine? Alcohol? I get headaches if I’m not hydrated properly.

Eating your body weight in desserts is going to mess with anyone’s system. The basics for diet, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction are the first step.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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How about the basics before diagnosing bubonic plague.

How much water are you drinking? Caffeine? Alcohol? I get headaches if I’m not hydrated properly.

Eating your body weight in desserts is going to mess with anyone’s system. The basics for diet, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction are the first step.
I know. I usually will have a piece of cake or a couple of cookies after dinner but after lunch I either have a piece of fruit or nothing. Once in a while I will drink a cup of coffee in between lunch and dinner but always decaf. My meals themselves are also decently healthy.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I thought of this immediately. OP, get tested for pre-diabetes/insulin resistance. It works like clockwork: 2 hrs. after ingesting sugar or too many carbs, you get slammed: the blood sugar crashes, after spiking, and creates a migraine. Monitor your food intake, and notice if you ever get a headache, or feel woozy again. Trace your symptoms back 3 hrs., to see if you ate anything that would cause that (i.e. some form of sweet stuff, or excess carbs, or carbs on an empty stomach).

Just because you're feeling fine now, doesn't mean you can just forget about it, and go your merry way. It was a warning sign.
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I agree with Ruth4Truth. Get to your Dr. tell them about what you described to us in your op, and get you A1C done asap.

Meanwhile, slow way down on your sugar intake....Educate yourself, what you described eating was almost toxic amounts of sugar.
I agree with both of you about going to the doctor, but I'd be a little hesitant about diagnosing yourself first and ordering all sorts of lab tests for yourself. Get an appointment. Take it from there.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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My gut feeling is this was a migraine due to the duration

Migraines come in all ways, all sorts of symptoms and triggers. Junk food of all sorts doesn't help.

Definitely start with a full checkup, always best

In the meantime, I agree with the previous comments about hydration. Drinking enough water is absolutely key to reducing headaches IMO
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Nausea was due to the headache! I get migraines and am nauseous every time!
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Someone just left me an unsigned rep comment: "OP described classic symptoms, a textbook case, of pre-diabetes."

That didn't sound right to me. I am an RN but worked with kids for years, not up on all the adult stuff, so I looked it up.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20355278
"Prediabetes generally has no signs or symptoms."

Just because someone had similar sx to the OP and then was diagnosed with pre-diabetes does not mean those are the "classic" symptoms.
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:35 PM
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Pounding head pain, neck pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light? First guess is a migraine.


Anyone in your family suffer from migraines? They can be triggered by all sorts of things - it doesn't have to be pinned on junk food or such. The best red wine and the finest dark chocolate, or the fanciest cheeses can be some people's triggers. If you get another certainly go speak to your doctor. Normal headache pain medication generally won't work, but there are medicines that do.
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