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headache and runny nose when i exercise

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  • Posted By: GigglesGrobanite
  • April 22, 2008
  • 10:36 PM

i walked vigorously on the treadmill today for 30 minutes. everytime i walk or do any other kind of cardio exercise i get a pounding headache and my nose runs the whole time. im not heavy (5' 4 1/2" 138 lbs)...just trying to work the flab into a little muscle tone. does this happen to everyone or is it just me? is there any way to prevent it? it doesn't matter what time of day it is, if i ate before or after the exercise or if i have a cold or am healthy. thanks for any answers you may give.

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  • i walked vigorously on the treadmill today for 30 minutes. everytime i walk or do any other kind of cardio exercise i get a pounding headache and my nose runs the whole time. im not heavy (5' 4 1/2" 138 lbs)...just trying to work the flab into a little muscle tone. does this happen to everyone or is it just me? is there any way to prevent it? it doesn't matter what time of day it is, if i ate before or after the exercise or if i have a cold or am healthy. thanks for any answers you may give.You may have what's called "Exercise Asthma." I had similar problems that made it very uncomfortable to exercise (as if it weren't uncomfortable enough already). My doctor told me about it. He said that his son had the same problem. Anyway, I simply take a couple of puffs off an inhaler before I workout and I'm fine. Hope this helps. Oh, and you might want to take a lung capacity test.
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  • Hey, are the headaches like a stabbing pain? Are they isolated on one side?The runny nose maybe more than just a runny nose: I would recommend a seeing a neurologist! I would specifically check into chiari 1 malformation.Best of luck to you!More questions- E-Mail artzy_1@bellsouth.netDonzetta Ketcherside
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