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Old 12-07-2006, 02:56 PM   #11
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Thanks Alix for the info. I drink a lot of Gatorade and I will definitely try it when I get a headache.

I hope you have a wonderful day.
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:17 PM   #12
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actualy drinking plain water when dehydrated isn`t ideal, similarly drinking too much water when "ok" also isn`t ideal.
it`s all to do with Ions, Sodium and Potassium pumps on a molecular level in our cells, water With these ions is assimilated very quickly, as if it were our own blood.
Dillution of these elctrolytes with plain water is equaly unfortunate for the old Krebs Cycle.

so yes, any isotonic drink can elleviate headaches brought on by dehydration, it`s Not a myth :)
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:27 PM   #13
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That is a good way to deal with a headache.
We were told that our city water supply contained so many chemicals that we could get dehydrated drinking it. We are told to supplement our thirst with bottled water.
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:29 PM   #14
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Jenny, the theory behind this was that most headaches are caused by dehydration. Somewhere in the neighbourhood of 80%. The article also mentioned that most of us are in a perpetual state of dehydration so that upping your fluids tends to alleviate symptoms. Having said that, it went on to suggest that gatorade or something similar would work faster as it has the benefit of balancing your electrolytes.

YT, on the nose!

Just wanted to post that I tried both the water and the Gatorade methods and only the Gatorade one works (for me!)
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:33 PM   #15
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The key phrase being..."can possibly eliminate headaches brought on by dehydration" Stress being way up on the list of headache causes...maybe a glass or two of wine or scotch may be in order.
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I have heard that most of us are perpetually dehydrated. I think I am, though I drink a lot of water at work.

I play a lot of tennis and racquetball, thus the taste for Gatorade, which I love.

I know people who swear by Pedialyte as a hangover cure!
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:41 PM   #17
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The key phrase being..."can possibly eliminate headaches brought on by dehydration" Stress being way up on the list of headache causes...maybe a glass or two of wine or scotch may be in order.

Can't do that at 10AM, especially if you have carpool duty. Gatorade is a much less dangerous option.

Jenny, I've heard that about Pedialyte too.
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:47 PM   #18
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GB & Alix I totally agree. Gatorade is so salty to me that it makes me gag. Cannot even stand the smell of it!

For me, at the end of the day with one of "those" headaches a glass of bourbon on ice with a splash of plain water works miracles - by the time the first glass is gone the headache is too.
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:56 PM   #19
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I alternate drinking Gatorade & water during the summer while doing my intense barn & gardening chores.

If you're getting a headache while performing athletic activities, chances are you're dehydrated. While plain water will definitely work, Gatorade products do replenish salts & minerals that definitely might help relieve your headache faster.
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:57 PM   #20
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I have heard that most of us are perpetually dehydrated.
I have heard the same. As a matter of fact, any time you are thirsty, that is your body telling you that you are already dehydrated.
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