Living with Migraine

Getting in shape when excersise is a trigger?

  • By LadyMedusa

    I’ve been trying to get back in shape, but I feel like it’s impossible. I get a migraine before I even start to break a sweat. It’s not as intense as my regular migraines, but it’s still keeping to the same side of the head. I still don’t feel like trying to push trough it, and I’ve ended up avoiding excersise altogether. How can I get in shape?
    Anyone else like this? How do you get in shape?

    Starting to feel like a potato with the lung capacity of an 80 year old D: (I’m 32)

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi LadyMedusa,

    I hear you – thank you for reaching out to us!

    First I’d like to say maintaining a regular exercise with chronic illness is not easy. I find walking and yoga to work the best for me. Let me provide you with information on this topic.This link contains a number of articles on exercise being a migraine trigger;

    I hope that helps!

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  • By AshleyM

    I would try walking. I’m in the same boat. I tried yoga = migraine. Pilates = migraine.
    Low impact walking, even just around the block is a start.

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