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post #1 of 8 Old May 18th, 2012, 7:17 pm Thread Starter
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My head hurts!!

So I just rode home from downtown Phoenix. Only about 10 miles or so. Had the vent open in the top of my helmet and could feel the air on my head. Felt good at the time but now my head is pounding like crazy.

I wonder if I heat/wind burned my head?!? Temps are in the low 100s right so it was a hot dry wind. This has happened before, just never put the two together.

Anyone else have this happen or is it just me.....

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post #2 of 8 Old May 18th, 2012, 7:22 pm
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So I just rode home from downtown Phoenix. Only about 10 miles or so. Had the vent open in the top of my helmet and could feel the air on my head. Felt good at the time but now my head is pounding like crazy.

I wonder if I heat/wind burned my head?!? Temps are in the low 100s right so it was a hot dry wind. This has happened before, just never put the two together.

Anyone else have this happen or is it just me.....
Just South of you in Tucson. Never had that happen.

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post #3 of 8 Old May 18th, 2012, 7:51 pm
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I had that after getting very dehydrated riding in hot weather with mesh gear.
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Re: My head hurts!!

I would say water or blood sugar.
I have to stop and drink sufficient water, all along my rides. And snack when necessary to keep the nutrition level up.
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I suppose also the best advice is see your doctor right away. It could be an aneurism. Or a pinched nerve in the spine. No idea what else. I'm not that kind of doctor.
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Thank guys.

Not sure what the heck this is but going to get it checked out for sure.

I'll check back in after a while....

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Headaches like that are certainly a sign of dehydration. Not to get too personal, but if your urine is a brighter yellow, that can be an indication of dehydration. More on the clear side will suggest you are well hydrated. I know...probably more information than most want. Oh yeah, and this post is worthless without pictures.

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Well if you really want a picture of my pee stand by I will be right back....



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Headaches like that are certainly a sign of dehydration. Not to get too personal, but if your urine is a brighter yellow, that can be an indication of dehydration. More on the clear side will suggest you are well hydrated. I know...probably more information than most want. Oh yeah, and this post is worthless without pictures.

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You might be right.. bright yellow at times and almost clear at others.

off to the doctors on Monday for some blood work to be sure.

In the mean time just hanging in the cool house and drink anything I can find I guess..

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