Why does lack of food cause head/neck pain?
June 2, 2014 2:13 AM Subscribe
When I have gone too long without eating, I tend to get a neck-ache, often also accompanied by a headache localized at my temple. Why is this? What's going on, physiologically?
posted by paleyellowwithorange to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This even happens when I've been drinking plenty of water.
Why is the pain focused in my neck and head and not elsewhere? I'll feel hunger, and my tummy will rumble, but it doesn't hurt anywhere but in my neck and head.