Headaches?

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Phoenix's Comment
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Can heat cause headaches? Air conditioning? The cooler we just got? (only the timing makes me question this...that and the smell of it the first day or two as it cooled down). I'm going on my third night, and my husband his second day, of a near blinding headache that Tylenol barely touches. We aren't dehydrated. We don't have high blood pressure. I'm at my wits end because I can't get it to go away!! Anyone have any suggestions or know of possible causes?

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firemedic2816's Comment
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Absolutely heat can cause headaches. Try Gatorade or Powerade, MOST headaches are caused by an electrolyte imbalance. Just because you are "Hydrated" doesn't mean your electrolytes are balanced.

Can heat cause headaches? Air conditioning? The cooler we just got? (only the timing makes me question this...that and the smell of it the first day or two as it cooled down). I'm going on my third night, and my husband his second day, of a near blinding headache that Tylenol barely touches. We aren't dehydrated. We don't have high blood pressure. I'm at my wits end because I can't get it to go away!! Anyone have any suggestions or know of possible causes?

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Heat... ac.. bad exhaust fumes... chocolate. .caffeine...

More than anything I would be worried about the exhaust on the truck. People die from carbon monoxide and our sleeper is right above the pipes. Lack of sleep causes them too... and they get worse cause u can't sleep because of them

G-Town's Comment
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Can heat cause headaches? Air conditioning? The cooler we just got? (only the timing makes me question this...that and the smell of it the first day or two as it cooled down). I'm going on my third night, and my husband his second day, of a near blinding headache that Tylenol barely touches. We aren't dehydrated. We don't have high blood pressure. I'm at my wits end because I can't get it to go away!! Anyone have any suggestions or know of possible causes?

Mild dehydration can cause headaches. Drink up.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Scott L. aka Lawdog's Comment
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Heat... ac.. bad exhaust fumes... chocolate. .caffeine...

More than anything I would be worried about the exhaust on the truck. People die from carbon monoxide and our sleeper is right above the pipes. Lack of sleep causes them too... and they get worse cause u can't sleep because of them

I agree with Rainy, if physically you two are taking care of yourself then the culprit may be something within/without the truck. Especially exhaust, dead rodent or some other un-healthy living condition inside the truck. When you operate the A/C do you have it on "recirc" or pulling fresh air from outside (if so could be pulling in some harmful fumes). Another thought is since you are in such close quarters, maybe just so happen both of you are getting sick/ill at the same time.

^scott

B Y 's Comment
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Any of the things you mentioned an cause headaches. It wouldn't surprise me if the smell you mentioned were causing them. Exposure to odd smells can definitely cause headaches and even severe nausea.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

B Y 's Comment
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That should be prolonged exposure to smells can cause headaches and nausea.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Phoenix's Comment
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Thanks folks for responding. I really appreciate the help. His turned out to be caffeine. One coffee and voila! He's all smiles again. I, however, am not so fortunate. I don't care much for Gatorade but I will give anything a try right now. Rainy, I don't think exhaust leak would be the culprit as we have a brand new truck...but I guess one never knows. What I do know is that the heat and humidity in the Missouri area was almost unbearable. I'm from Toronto originally so humidity is nothing new but Missouri was awful! And if I remember correctly that was about when it started...so dehydration is a definite possibility even though I've been drinking more water. ( I've had difficulty staying hydrated since moving to Reno.) The problem with hydro therapy is that I'll need to stop more often. Hmmm..maybe I should invest in a toddler's porta potty. rofl-1.gif OMG I'm going back to sleep! LOL

Phoenix's Comment
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And Scott, I don't believe we have a record option. Either on or off, high or low, and choice of def/panel/feet. No bad smells there so doubt it's a dead animal.

G-Town's Comment
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Caffeine withdraw

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