Body Stupid?

You always hear healthy-lifestyle people talking about being body smart. I think I'm body stupid.

I'll be sitting in class and realize that my face feels flushed, and my heart is beating faster, and I'm breathing more, and I'll think "Am I getting sick?" It takes a while to realize that I'm just too hot and need to take off my sweater.

And I have headaches all the time, but it doesn't occur to me to take something for it. My head has been pounding all day and I'm only now deciding to take some tylenol.

Is anybody else this out-of-tune with themselves? Or am I just really weird?

(ps: this is my hundredth post!)

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8 replies since 13th March 2011 • Last reply 13th March 2011

Do you drink enough water? That tends to happen to me when I am dehydrated.

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well you learn to be in tune with yourself. it takes time, but don't miss judge yourself, maybe when you are getting these headaches often you need to see a doctor?

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haha! I don't think its just you! My husband does it alllll the time! He will come home for lunch and complain about a headache or allergies, and I'll tell him to go take some medicine, but he doesnt because he has to many things on his mind, or just is in a hurry. When he comes home he will complain again of the same thing! So thats when I get a bottle of water and the medicine for him and make him take it.

He is so out of sync with his body that I have to make his dr's appointments for him when he gets kindney stones because he doesnt remember how painful it was trying t pass them the last time. And he gets them just about every 6 months like clockwork!

So dont worry girl! Your not the only one who does that! Happy

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Yeah, don't worry Sarah, it is a really common problem to feel "out of tune" with your body. To me, it's water: I'm supposed to drink at least 1,5 to 2 liters a day (that's a quarter to a half US gallon) and my doctor really encourages me to do so because I'm never thirsty and I end up being bloated and suffering from dehydration. Well, I never drink more than a couple of small glasses a day, and without even noticing! The only way I found useful to me is to keep a 1 litre bottle close and check I drink the whole lot twice by the end of the day. It ain't easy though.

Your body is just asking for a little more attention from you. When people use their mind a lot (as when you're studying or doing concept work) it's easier to forget you also have a body with its own needs. But your body is just like your car: you have to keep it in good working condition if you don't want it to break down! Check with a doctor what maybe causing your headaches. Be careful how you feel. Drink plenty of water, eat healtily and try to exercise enough - this will give you plenty of energy to focus on your mental work and much less issues when you will grow older.

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Oh, my headaches are because of crowded teeth. I'm getting my wisdom teeth out (possibly all four in one sitting - eek) so it'll probably get better after that. It's pretty much been one constant headache since I was about 13 but I didn't want to get it fixed because that would mean giving up the French horn!

Pammerz - That sounds a lot like me. Minus the kidney stones. Tongue

Rawr 121 and Mary - I don't drink enough water either. I bought a big water bottle this summer for when I was working but I don't think of it now in school. I can't find one in stores that has, I don't know how to explain it, a little hole you open and close instead of one with a lid you take all the way off.

Michelle - I'm trying to listen to myself more lately. I've taken breaks when everything (school, band, cadets, rangers, sparks, student council etc) gets to be too much.

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I got all four of my wisdom teeth out at the same time.It wasnt nearly as bad as I thought it would be though. I know everyone is different, but I didnt have any dry sockets and hardly had any swelling. So hopefully yours goes as pain free as possible <3

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If you get put under while you get your teeth pulled it is way better than having a tooth pulled with just pain meds. Just make sure you do everything they tell you, and you should be fine.
I used to get headaches alot more before my teeth were pulled.

Also do you grind your teeth at night? wearing a mouth guard will keep you from grinding and will reduce headaches associated with that.

As for the water issue, try drinking flavored water. I will make a big pitcher of tea to help me stay hydrated as well.

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Pammerz - That's good to hear! All my friends have done is tell me their own horror stories. One of mine is almost underneath the tooth next to it. gonna be fun ...

Felecity - Those little nestea packets that are liquid instead of powder to put in cold water are amazing, go try them Tongue I'm all out right now. I don't think I grind my teeth .. I don't know how to tell!

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