Hi - I suffer from daily chronic headaches at least 20-25 days a month. Tried all the preventative medications and get some relief from Gabapentin 1200mg per day - Question: I love to exercise and do Pilates, yoga and weight training - I do find that after certain exercises the migraine get worse. I thought exercise was a good preventative measure. PLEASE tell me your opinion on this. Margo.
Exercise can be a two-edged sword for those with Migraines. Exercise is good for overall health as well as helping people be less susceptible to their Migraine triggers, thus reducing Migraines.
On the other side of that is the fact that some exercise is indeed a Migraine trigger for some Migraineurs. Many exercises will also make a Migraine worse if you already have one.
Whether you do it yourself or find a trainer or exercise physiologist to work with you, the best solution ...
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