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Skiing headache

post #1 of 10
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First run of the day, about halfway down the mountain, I got this sudden and intense headache. I almost had to stop because it was that painful. I made it down to the bottom, and while waiting in the liftline, the headache dissipated and everything was good. I go for my second run, same thing happens, except this time it was less intense. I hung out at the bottom for a minute until it stopped again, and for the rest of the day I was fine.

 

Has anyone else expierienced something like this? Ive never had this problem before, and Im wondering whats up.

post #2 of 10

Alien ray gun? :)

 

CJ

post #3 of 10

Altitude/sinus related....?

post #4 of 10

I'm in agreement with jdistefa, sounds like sinus issues are a likely candidate.

I use sudafed at altitude.

post #5 of 10

If he was skiing in CT, I find it hard to believe it was altitude related.  Was it cold, did he have a hat on?  Sounds kind of like an ice cream-type headache. 

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

I was skiing at Stowe, wearing a hat and hood. I suppose it could have been altitude related, but Ive been skiing/boarding since I was 7 and Ive never had this happen to me, even out west.

 

One thing I left out is that the pain was in the back of my head, not up front like a sinus headache. Thats what made it really weird...

post #7 of 10

doesn't sound like sinus then.

 

pinched nerve in back or neck, radiating up?  tension of some kind?  sounds almost like some kind of cramp thing.

post #8 of 10

happens to me when I have a cold spot on my forehead.  So if there's a gap in goggles just above and below the helmet line for instance.  Helps me to wear a gaiter with something that covers my head in that spot.

post #9 of 10

A cold spot on the front of your head produces a headache on the back of your head like the OP's?

 

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Originally Posted by ct55 View Post

 

happens to me when I have a cold spot on my forehead.  So if there's a gap in goggles just above and below the helmet line for instance.  Helps me to wear a gaiter with something that covers my head in that spot.

 

post #10 of 10

nah just a headache.  For the back of the head there must be something bothering him in the back of his mind ... ;)

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