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Bloated and headache?
11 Jan 2013, 13:41
Was on my second day of fasting yesterday (Thursday). I always notice a slight headache during mid-day which then dissipates. Though last night after eating I felt slightly bloated and windy (! :o ). Anyone else notice these symptoms? Though have to say only after two days of being on it, I feel lighter!
Re: Bloated and headache?
11 Jan 2013, 14:02
I get the headaches sometimes. I believe it is due to not drinking enough fluid and/or having had too much sugary/high GI foods the day before. A big glass or two of water often helps the headache. Food contains a lot of water so if you're not eating you certainly need to drink more. I've not had a problem with bloatedness though. Or, not on a fast day at least. I do tend to feel bloated and windy on normal eating days especially if I eat a lot of carbs.

I think you are likely to find these problems will disappear with further fasts, but what do others think?
Re: Bloated and headache?
17 Jan 2013, 22:19
today is only my 4th fast day and Ive also noticed having a headache but from 7.00pm on? not as strong as a migraine but still annoying, I suffer from Optical Migraines so can tell the difference ;)

Havent noticed any bloating tho! fingers crossed :D
Re: Bloated and headache?
18 Jan 2013, 08:01
I have bilateral occipital neuralgia, frequent migraines and cluster headaches so like Sax I can tell the difference and feverfew tea can help.

It's worth reading up on because it's not suitable for people with low blood pressure.

I've not noticed any bloatedness but my stomach can feel 'hard' the morning after a fast... well, as hard as a fat jiggley thing can feel :lol:
Re: Bloated and headache?
23 Jan 2013, 15:34
I started with my first fast yesterday and felt fine the whole time, remarkably easy but have had a headache and felt very lethargic and weak today. Have others noticed this?
Re: Bloated and headache?
31 Jan 2013, 15:43
the day after my fast day i was lethargic and felt tierd,it wasnt the fast day its self but the feasting day after
Re: Bloated and headache?
31 Jan 2013, 17:48
been doing the 5-2 now for 3 weeks, has anyone else noticed a drying out of skin? my face/scalp have completely dried out :(
Re: Bloated and headache?
31 Jan 2013, 17:54
I'm getting the headaches. I've started on the cod liver oil capsules too for the skin and need to watch I eat enough fruit on feast days.
Re: Bloated and headache?
31 Jan 2013, 17:56
I too keep getting headackes that just wont shift, I am a migraine sufferer, I hope my body gets use to this fasting business as the headackes are a pain, haven't felt no bloatedness on fasting days.
Re: Bloated and headache?
31 Jan 2013, 19:08
BBT053 wrote: I'm getting the headaches. I've started on the cod liver oil capsules too for the skin and need to watch I eat enough fruit on feast days.

yeah the fish oil might be a good idea :)
Re: Bloated and headache?
13 Dec 2016, 16:24
Hey you can try to use lavender. lavender is a right choice as one of the greatest benefits of lavender is to cope with headaches.

The European Journal of Neurology published a study showing that a 15-minute inhalation of lavender oil reduced significantly pain caused by headaches.

If you are one of people who struggle with headaches regularly, simply follow these steps to put an end to this problem.

Mix some drops of lavender and peppermint oil.
Rub the mixture over the back of your neck.
Inhale the mixture at the same time.
Re: Bloated and headache?
14 Dec 2016, 12:14
Oh wow! @Stellabell! I didn't realise that lavender was so good. I have printed off this article. My mum has constant headaches so hopefully this will help her - thank you!

Bean :heart:
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