Sunday, August 24, 2014


I had an aha moment this morning.....but first let me backtrack to the last few weeks.

I've been struggling with two different issues.

The first one is quite worrisome.  I've had some  headaches.  My normal 'yearly migraine' wasn't too surprising?   But the headaches have lingered around.  Is it sinus pressure?  Just a kickback from the migraine a few weeks ago?  What could it be????     I know that there has been one or two moments where I've wondered if my blood pressure isn't spiking. (which it has been known to do...and no,I'm NOT on medication for blood pressure).  I haven't really thought too much about it...but on occasion it does make me wonder.

The second issue is weird leg cramps.  They aren't all that bad, just random cramps.  NOt really worrisome, but just odd.  It's not normal for me.

I've also been really tired and just not energetic........but that's not really even concerning to me.

So I was having a random conversation this morning with a friend.  The friend mentioned a rough night of sleep, and cited leg cramps due to dehydration.   Immediately it all became clear.  I think I may have literally slapped my forehead with my palm!


I have been drinking....not much!   And when I have been drinking it's diet soda.  DUH!  I'm dehydrated!!!    That got me thinking about the headaches...could they be caused by the serious lack of water????

So water water water......that's my first goal!


LuckyMama said...

MaryFran - It's an awesome goal! I think being hydrated is incredibly important!

Brittany said...

I totally agree with your friend! I suffer a lot of headaches and I pretty much never drink any water!

Tricia Coniglio said...

Headaches can def be a sign of needed water. I am glad you figured it out!

Anonymous said...

Good job figuring it out. I read somewhere that most Americans are walking around in a constant state of partial dehydration (and sleep deprivation) without realizing it.

Besides...think how much exercise you'll get running back and forth to the bathroom once you start drinking more water (because I sure have)!

Suzanne said...

I hope that is the solution for you. I get headaches if I do not get in enough water too.

Kyra said...

Just reading that through I was going to ask if you were getting enough water. :) Also, if you were drinking a lot of soda: artificial sweeteners have been known to cause those headaches, in addition to the caffeine. I hope you figured out a solution and you feel better!

Unknown said...

Hope drinking lost of water helps :)


Cathy said...

When I was younger I had headaches allllll the time. It wasn't until I was in my 20's that I realized that my headaches were caused by lack of water. I can now always, always tell when a headache is due to dehydration. I rarely get them now, but when I do, if it's because of water, I drink until I'm floating and if not it's usually because I'm sick or I have one of my very rare migraines.