I'm a 29 year old male who has had migraines with aura since I was around 12 years old.
They happen 2-3 times a year and they last for about 4-7 hours.
First I get an aura where my vision disappears gradually (those zig-zag spots). Then I get an insanely bad headache where I can't do anything but lie down (sometimes I sort of pass out)
Meds don't work that well against it (triptans)
Often when I hit the gym and work out (weight lifting), I will afterwards get a migraine attack. I really want to work out, but it's to much pain and too exhausting to get these attacks on a regular basis.
Is there any way to find out what specifically triggers my attacks, or is there anything I can do about?
- I have seen a specialist and she just told me I should go do something less stressfull for my body, but that doesn't solve the problem.