I just started getting really painful headaches in the gym. I hit some breathing squats 2 days ago and when I racked the weight I got a blinding headache that made me want to lay down. I ignored it. I followed this with some heavy deads and after every set I felt a huge amount of pressure at the base of my skull, like the tissue was contracting so hard it would tear. I started getting a much milder sensation when I bent over. I ignored it again.
I get the same sensation during heavy bench today. The fascia at the base of the back of my skull contracted and I wasn’t far from blacking out. Anyone have any experience with something like this?
All I can think of is I am hitting a 200mg tab of caffeine before workouts without any aspirin so maybe it’s a blood flow restriction.