Intense... bad, bad, BAD headache right in the middle of a set?

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  1. pimpofthenation

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    So I went to the gym, did my little warmup, and hit the preacher curls. I did two heavy sets for six reps, no problem. Dropped 20lbs and started set number three... near the end of rep four I felt a little something in my head. And in the time that it took me to complete my fifth rep, my head felt like it was going to explode. It felt like somebody hit me with a hammer right above the temple/crown of my head. The pain was and is totally isolated to the right side of my head. It was strong enough that I had to concentrate on keeping myself composed, put my weights away, and I left the gym. It has subsided a bit (20 minutes later) but is still a fairly strong headache.

    WTF is going on. I'm scared that I had a stroke or something. I felt 100% fine all day. I ate plenty today. I had my normal amount of caffeine (1 Mountain Dew)
     
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    "brain fart"
     
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    aka a mild brain anneurism , go to your doctor.
     
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    were you breathing correctly doing your sets, its just physiology that blood pressure raises during the actual lifts and not breathing correctly compounds that.
     
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    I thought I was. But I can't be 100% sure.
     
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    i've had that happen before. probably stems from not breathing correctly and overexerting yourself
     
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    its the broly gods letting you know that your arms are big enough
     
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    weightlifter's cephalgia
     
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    researching now, thanks.
     
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    I wouldn't say that mine were triple bad but I think I've been getting a little bit of that lately too
     
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    I got these a few times before I moved to free weights. It was on the chest press and there was no head support so I was messing up my breathing and more than likely my posture, went away when I had correct support for my neck.
     
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    It has now been about 14 hours. After 9 hours of sleep, 4 Tylenol, and some light neck strething, I would say the headache is down to about 20% of it's orignal intensity.

    Based on my research though, it looks like I am going to have to take a slight break at the gym to make sure it really goes away. Right in the middle of a great bulking run too. :mad:
     
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    This was bad. Bad enough that I could not continue my workout, and I had only been there maybe 15 minutes. It almost floored me.
     
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