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Exercise intolerance

Hello

I'm new here and I am soaking up all the information.

One of the things I think triggers my migraines ( silent with aura, ocular, vestibular ) is exercise.
I can feel sort of ok and do a very short or slow bike ride ..or walk..and I get nauseous , dizzy , feeling sick. My legs go weak and I feel like I've been poisoned.

This especially happens when its warm outside.

Would anyone be willing to share ?

I have only been diagnosed recently . Since my migraines are silent , nobody ever thought of it .
I have gone through so many specialists..from gastro to eye doctors to...you get it .
Till a neurologist thought of this.

Its all falling into place and I'm trying to learn as much as I can.
It is chronic by now snd I don't really ever have a day where I feel ok .

Thanks for reading

Annie

  1. Welcome to the community, Annie-T! I'm glad you found your way here. What a long journey you had to diagnosis! That can be such a frustrating process. Exercise and heat are triggers that do affect many in the community and can be especially miserable when combined! I thought you might be interested in perusing some of the articles we have on each topic while you wait for others to stop by and share with you:
    https://migraine.com/?s=exercise
    https://migraine.com/?s=heat
    Know we are always here to listen when you need support or a place to vent and ask questions. I hope you are slowly beginning to find treatments and techniques that help you manage your symptoms. Much like diagnosis, find the best treatment(s) for you can also be a process! Please keep us posted on how you are managing. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

    1. I am sorry Annie, that you are feeling this way. I have a bad time too. My migraine isn't classic either, it's weird.
      I get exercise intolerance, and it's hard for me to grasp because I always loved to walk miles.
      Now, even when I'm not getting the other symptoms, I do get profound exhaustion and it can start when I get moving in the day and take a short after breakfast walk (less than a mile)
      That often triggers symptoms to come back, and now they seem focused in my ears and head, like lightheadedness and buzzing and weakness generally, and feel like I'm catching the flu. If that happens then even coming home and lying down won't stop it.
      It's hard because I have always been an outdoors person who loves to walk

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