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I started my pre op diet yesterday. It's basically a high Protein low carb diet. Less than 30 carbs a day. I got a headache about noon yesterday and have had a continuous one since.

Can you get headaches from cutting back on carbs?

Has anyone else experienced this?

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I started my pre op diet yesterday. It's basically a high Protein low carb diet. Less than 30 carbs a day. I got a headache about noon yesterday and have had a continuous one since.

Can you get headaches from cutting back on carbs?

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Hi Barbara, yes you can get a headache from cutting back on carbs. . . your body is used to sugars and when you suddenly take them away, bang you get this headache. . . same with caffeinated products. . .take them away and there goes your head. . . hang in there, this too shall pass. . . the post op diet is nutty too, but just remember that this is only temporary and not a permanent thing. . . you can do it. . .

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I didn't have any issues preop, but boy howdy the caffiene headache I had the day after surgery was brutal. Even with the pain meds it was hurtful, but a cool wash rag and a shower helped a lot. By day 3 it was gone and haven't had one since.

Bill

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MEE TOO! I'm day 1 and already have a headache. I'm allowd 2 Protein shakes and I "palm sized meal" of 3 oz. chicken or fish and vegetables with no fat. This won't be easy...

It's very hard and it's going to seem forever, you'll be ok, remember it's so that the liver shrinks and they don't have problems in surgery! I'm here for you hon. . . you can do this!

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Carb withdrawal headache...uuugghh:cursing:

It's right up there with the caffeine headache.

Give it a couple days, it will get better.

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Hi Barbara, yes you can get a headache from cutting back on carbs. . . your body is used to sugars and when you suddenly take them away, bang you get this headache. . . same with caffeinated products. . .take them away and there goes your head. . . hang in there, this too shall pass. . . the post op diet is nutty too, but just remember that this is only temporary and not a permanent thing. . . you can do it. . .

I had no idea cutting back on carbs would cause a headache. :confused1: Nothing seems to relieve it. Hopefully it will be gone in a few days. Thanks for your encouragement. I'm hanging in there.

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I didn't have any issues preop, but boy howdy the caffiene headache I had the day after surgery was brutal. Even with the pain meds it was hurtful, but a cool wash rag and a shower helped a lot. By day 3 it was gone and haven't had one since.

Bill

Wing, I haven't attempted cutting out the caffiene yet, although I know I will need to very soon. It's the one thing I'm hanging on to until the last possible minute. lol

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MEE TOO! I'm day 1 and already have a headache. I'm allowd 2 Protein shakes and I "palm sized meal" of 3 oz. chicken or fish and vegetables with no fat. This won't be easy...

Hang in there...it's gotta get better. :confused1:

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Carb withdrawal headache...uuugghh:cursing:

It's right up there with the caffeine headache.

Give it a couple days, it will get better.

Thanks Linda. Once the headache goes away, the diet won't be so bad.

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Let me know when it finally goes away so that I know what to expect. I hope you feel better soon! I start my diet the 19th. I am kind of working on it now, but honestly it isn't going so well. :crying:

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Any of you who have tried to do Atkins, Protein Power or any of the other LC diets probably remember how awful you felt for the first 3 or 4 days of induction as your metabolism shifted to fat burning mode. Stick with it, it will pass soon!

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Let me know when it finally goes away so that I know what to expect. I hope you feel better soon! I start my diet the 19th. I am kind of working on it now, but honestly it isn't going so well. :)

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Day 3 and I woke up with no headache. Yahooo!! It just lasted 2 full days for me. Today I feel really good. Doctors office did tell me that day 3 of the diet is usually the most difficult and that's when you usually crave carbs. They suggested that I make sure not to allow myself to get hungry. So that's my goal today to just eat meals and snack on things that are allowed. Maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones and have no headache. :crying:

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Any of you who have tried to do Atkins, Protein Power or any of the other LC diets probably remember how awful you felt for the first 3 or 4 days of induction as your metabolism shifted to fat burning mode. Stick with it, it will pass soon!

Thanks Big Tex!! Day 3 and I'm already feeling much better. :crying:

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