Can Ketosis Cause Headaches

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What Is Keto Flu & How To Help!

Symptoms of Keto Flu: Keto flu is the name given to a set of symptoms some people experience when first starting keto. It’s not actually a flu and definitely not contagious, but it can become quite tiring. Keto flu symptoms are very similar to that of your regular flu and can last anywhere from a day to a few weeks! You may experience fatigue headaches cough sniffles irritability nausea Many people who experience these symptoms in the beginning of their ketogenic diet will believe the diet is to blame and carbs are good after all. Ironically, seeing these symptoms is a sign that you were very dependent on carbohydrates! Your body is going through withdrawal from sugar and carby foods. Subscribe for a FREE copy of our 14-Day Keto Meal Plan Withdrawal from Carbs There are studies that have shown sugar has the same effect on our bodies and brains as cocaine and heroine!1 The same areas of the brain are activated when one eats sugar as when one ingests cocaine. In addition, when we eat sugar, our brain sends messages for the release of dopamine, the “feel good” hormone. After some time, the release of dopamine is more or less regulated and less is sent out each time we eat sugar. Continue reading >>

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  1. rozska

    So last night, pretty much out of nowhere, I got hit with a migraine.
    I know what my triggers are. They boil down to eating the wrong thing or hormones.
    It's the wrong time of the month for hormones. I haven't eaten the wrong thing since Saturday. And everything I had yesterday I've eaten before without issue (eggs for breakfast, BAS for lunch, leftover lamb for dinner.)
    The only thing that's different is that I think I'm in ketosis -- carbs have been at or below 50g per day for the last three days.
    Is it possible the ketosis caused the migraine? Suggestions on how to prevent that? I really need to lose some fat, so am working hard at keeping the carbs low. . .

  2. earthspirit

    hm. i didnt/dont have any migraines while in ketosis, but everyone's experiences are different. did you by any chance miss a cup of coffee or something with caffeine in it that might be causing withdrawals? i get reaaaaally intense migraines if i dont drink coffee for a day. i hate that...feeling all addicted to something to the point of having withdrawals. at least i cut down from 4-5 cups to 1 cup a day tho!

  3. joshua76

    yeah i have the same problem if i miss my afternoon coffee, i hate i have become addicted to caffeine. i dont get migraines from being low carb, i can go days eating 50g of carbs or lower, but let me miss a cup of coffee and my body lets me know.

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