By: Michael Manion Viewed: 4/26/2019
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All about exertion headaches.

Exertion Headache


This is a generalized headache that can occur during or after physical exertion such as running or sexual intercourse, or passive exertion such as sneezing or coughing. Usually this kind of headache is related to a migraine or cluster headache. About 10 percent of these headaches are related to organic diseases such as tumors or blood vessel malformation.

Suplements for this type of headache include all the supplements mentioned for the other types of headaches, as well as:

  • Dimethlglycine (DMG) or (Aangamik DMG) from Food Science Labs, sublingual form, 125 mg twice a day to improve oxygenation
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin) and/or niacinamide, up to 300 mg combined daily, to improve circulation and aid in the proper functioning of the nervous system

Do not exceed this amount of B3. Once you find the dosage that provides relief, you need not take more--more will not provide faster or more complete relief! Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout or high blood pressure.

  • Natural vitamin E complex, mixed tocopherols, starting at 400 IU and increasing to 1200 IU daily.
  • Selenium, 25 mcg for every 200 IU of vitamin E, to increase absorption of the vitamin