My head. It aches.

In the last week, I’ve had two headaches. Not just the dull, ache-y sort. They’ve been the “I have vice grips squeezing my temples and thus can’t function” kind. Per usual, when I notice something out of the norm like that, I try to figure out what’s causing it and how to make the “causes,” whatever they may be, go away.

With the help of google, I’ve narrowed it down to 2 possibilities: sugar (birthday!) and/or staring at my computer screen for approx. 70 hours a week (MasterWorks).

Unfortunately, there is nothing that I can do about the latter problem, besides dim my screen a bit, which I’ve done. It is what it is. MasterWorks will be over in 18ish days, and then I’ll get a break from desk job-ness.

The former, however is a different issue. Sugar. Yes, sugar. The stuff that tastes oh, so, so good. Especially to someone like me, who has a massive, insatiable sweet tooth.

There are many problems caused by eating too much sugar, one of which is headaches due to the dramatic spikes and plummets of your blood sugar. And there ya have it. My poor blood sugar, and thus my head.

‘ll keep you posted. Some day, I’ll do a post about the ill effects of sugar on our systems. But today is not that day. Because I’m exhausted. Yet another consequence of eating too much sugar.

“Let your food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food.”
— Hippocrates

4 thoughts on “My head. It aches.

  1. Never under-estimate good spinal health and an adjustment from a licensed chiropractor. That always seems to be my problem when the headaches become more frequent and less random. 🙂

  2. Never under-estimate good spinal health and an adjustment from a licensed chiropractor. That always seems to be my problem when the headaches become more frequent and less random. 🙂

  3. Turning your screen back-light down should help. Drinking a lot of water may help as well. I’ve heard before that you should rest your eyes every 15 minutes when you’re working on the computer…I don’t know if that’s possible for you, but you might try shifting activities around so that you’re never using the computer for more than 15 minutes at a time. Hope you feel better soon!

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