Percy Harvin - Famous Migraineur

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  • Migraines have had a strong impact on the career of Percy Harvin, a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings. His Migraines have caused him to miss games and practices and even to be taken off the field in an ambulance.

     

    William Percival Harvin III was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on May 28, 1988, and grew up with his mom and sister. Harvin's mom had a daycare center in their home, and he liked to help out as much as he could with the children. He played Pop Warner football as a youngster, and led one his teams to win the Pop Warner National Championship in 2001...

      

    Harvin was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings on April 25, 2009. He has also suffered from Migraines since he was 10 years old. Harvin's pre-season practices have been pretty sketchy with the Vikings due to a number of things...

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    It sounds to me like it is time for Harvin to see a "true" Migraine specialist so he can better manage his attacks. Trigger identification and management is really, really important for Migraineurs, as well as professional and amateur athletes. Staying hydrated, not skipping meals and eating properly, and getting enough sleep may help to reduce the number of Migraines they have. My son, a high school football player and Migraineur, gets episodic Migraines, and thankfully does not need to be on a preventive. Let's hope it stays that way.

     

    You can read more about Harvin's career and his struggle with Migraines in Famous Migraineurs: Percy Harvin.

     

    For more about exercise and sports related Migraines and headaches and their management, see Migraines and Headaches Related to Sports.

     

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    Last updated August 25, 2010
Published On: August 25, 2010