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Old August 7th, 2008, 09:34 PM
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about 95% of the times i hookah, i get a headache and i was wondering if anyone else this problem.

when i hookah, theres usually at least 2 people around me so i get like a minute of breathing time between pulls and when i have it i pull about 3 or 4 times.

I'm thinking its the Ahkla(sp?) quicklights im using.
even though i wait for all the black spots to go away before i use them.

anyone else have this problem??
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Old August 7th, 2008, 09:37 PM
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how much do u smaoke?
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Old August 7th, 2008, 10:12 PM
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i smoke hookah like every other day
and when we do it lasts for up to 2 hours, but my headache starts at the beginning and i usually end up stopping early.

i only get a headache though when I set up the hookah... i think it might also be from smelling the shisha and a bit of the smoke the coals put off..
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Old August 7th, 2008, 10:59 PM
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I find that the best thing to fight headaches is to keep myself hydrated. I've gotten them a few times and I can remember the lack of fluids I had in me, namely water.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 11:50 PM
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maybe try natural coals or different shisha
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Old August 8th, 2008, 04:13 AM
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Default Re: Getting headaches often..

stop smoking for a while. i was getting headaches each time with regular coal, quicklights...

either way, im on a break right now. it happened to me like 2 years ago before. stopped for a few months, felt great after
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Old August 8th, 2008, 06:32 AM
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Yeah try switching to natural coals and make sure you get enough fluids in.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 10:17 AM
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Try the natural coals for sure, but how clean is your hookah? Sometimes getting headaches can be due to a dirty stem.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 10:44 AM
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about 95% of the times i hookah, i get a headache and i was wondering if anyone else this problem.

when i hookah, theres usually at least 2 people around me so i get like a minute of breathing time between pulls and when i have it i pull about 3 or 4 times.

I'm thinking its the Ahkla(sp?) quicklights im using.
even though i wait for all the black spots to go away before i use them.

anyone else have this problem??
Akhla is junk. 8 years ago it was the only charcoal sold all over locally. Now we get charcoal from Greece that is good and another from Germany. The ones I have now from Germany say "Lemon Charcoal" (quick lights). The are supposed to be from Germany and from Lemon wood? Yesterday, online I found a Chinese company who exports lemon wood and regular wood for forming the coals! Just read about good coals and try them. It could be your headaches are from the akhla. Or too much nicotine. do you use anantihistamine? It will make the nicotine and things like other pills or caffiene actually wrok stronger like a catylist. Or maybe you need to eat a little before you smoke. Its a must, and drink water in between long sessions. enjoy yourself.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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my guess is that it could be inhaling any some sort of smoke from lighting the coal.
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thats odd.. i have gotten headaches from smoking not during set up.. mostlikely the coals.. deff go natural and also.. lack of air if anything light ur coals out side and pack ur bowl out there also..
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Old August 10th, 2008, 12:43 AM
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Make sure your coals are FULLY lit and ASHED over before putting them on the bowl. If you don't you'll get a nasty coal taste and a huge migraine.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 01:54 AM
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also make sure that the room you're in is ventilated somehow this will cut down on the amount of carbon monoxide in the room from the smoke and those shitty coals you're using
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Old August 10th, 2008, 02:09 AM
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Headaches during setup from shisha are possible because of what's in it... As in the chemicals that they use for the flavoring could be out gassing at a rate too quick for your system to deal with

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Default Re: Getting headaches often..

also you might want to try getting a hose with a bit larger diameter. sucking like crazy for a bit of smoke isn't helping your blood vessels too much either
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:39 AM
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Are you getting headaches any other time?
It might be obvious - but if the symptoms exist outside of hookah, persist or become more strident, see a doctor.
Headaches can be caused by everything from dehydration, environmental factors, hormones, sound, blah blah blah
But headaches can also indicate serious health issues.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 03:32 PM
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Are you getting headaches any other time?
It might be obvious - but if the symptoms exist outside of hookah, persist or become more strident, see a doctor.
Headaches can be caused by everything from dehydration, environmental factors, hormones, sound, blah blah blah
But headaches can also indicate serious health issues.
Or it can be good because it shows you can listen to your body when it tells you when your body can't handle a substance
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Old August 10th, 2008, 05:14 PM
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well i havent smoked hookah in like 3 days and havent had a headache, cant be sound im around loud music all the time (play guitar in metal/hardcore band) so im pretty convinced its the coals or maybe just the stress of trying to make really good smoke with a qt....

im aware of the dehydration headaches and i drink alot of water because it jsut makes me feel better in general.
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Default Re: Getting headaches often..

I have that same problem...but readin' this post i will have not that problem anymore

thanks everyone!!!
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