I've been doing Paleo for a few weeks, maybe a month, with no problems. Then this week I got slammed w/ the worst headache I've ever had in my life, of short duration but leaving me recovering for several days afterward.
I know little about Paleo, but I have a few hypotheses as to the cause:
1.) Some sort of vitamin deficiency is hurting my neural functions.
2.) I cheated by eating a massive sub-sandwich midweek, and my body has punished me severely.
Any advice from you guys is welcome. Either I'm doing something wrong w/ my diet I need to fix, or I need to push through and things will get better.
Did you eat anything during the headache? Early on in my Paleo journey (and was very low carb), I'd get killer headaches that would only resolve if I ate a banana or something else starchy/sweet.
If the headache recurs, I'd get it checked out; an MRI isn't out of order for sudden, unexplained intense brain-pain. It's easy to chalk up all new and unusual symptoms to a change in diet -- and very often they may be -- but as a just-in-case it wouldn't hurt to ask a doc.
(And, welcome, from another newbie.)
Don't forget the possibility of a tooth abscess. I only say that because of your reference to "worst ever". That was my worst ever. The infection got into the sinus cavity and oh boy, it was murder. And yes it did come and go in short-duration sessions.
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