For the last two weeks when I go to the gym I get massive, horrid headaches. As soon as I start to lift weight it’s like this pressure builds up in my head and continues to build until it’s so unberable it literally almost drops me to the ground and makes me get sick enough to vomit. By the end of a set of 12 reps I’m hurting so bad that it takes about five full minutes for the pain to subside enough to do another set. And when I do the next set, since my head is already hurting, I can only do about 8-10 reps AT MOST before the pain is unbearlable again. At that rate it would take me almost three hours to work half of my body. To me it feels like a sinus headache but it never starts hurting till I’m actually working my body. It’s right at the front of my head. behind my eyes.

I don’t know what to do because I can’t work out like that. Tonight I did three full sets of an arm exercise and had to go home. And that was at 6:00 and it’s 9:30 now and my head STILL hurts. It really frustrates me because I get really upset with myself when I can’t complete my workout. It feels like a whole day was wasted.

I’m going to make an appt tomorrow to see a Dr ASAP. I’m not giving up on working out. I *want* to do it. It feels SO good to work my body and I get such satisfaction out of seeing the results I’m getting and all the strength I’ve gained. There’s just only so much pain I can take. I have a REALLY high pain tolerance and up till tonight I was just working through it. But tonight it was finally just too much to take. I was literally starting to tear up on the floor of the gym. And I have to REALLY be hurting to show that weakness.


4 thoughts on “Ouch

  1. Above everything you need to take care of yourself. I know you really want to stick with it but maybe you should focus on cardio or something else until you get to the doc and find out what’s really going on. Take care of yourself and PLEASE stop the lifting till you get to the doctor.

  2. I agree. Definitely try to take it easy on your workouts till you see the doctor. If possible, take it to the point before your headaches are sparked if possible.

    It’s not worth serious injury for the long run! Hope you feel better soon.

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