Exertion headaches

I work out with weights and have found that any sort of intense upper-body push-pull exercises–such as bench press or even pushups–trigger a throbbing ache at the base of my skull. For some reason, the much more intense lower-body exercises such as squats and deadlifts never trigger these attacks.

The pain is centered at the base of the skull, but fills the head with throbbing pain as well. The pain never “goes south” to the rest of the body, and it never has a stabbing or “sharp” quality. Rather, it’s a burning, throbbing sensation.

Anyone have experience with this sort of pain?

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