Exercise: Treatment or Trigger

Living with migraine disease means dealing with many things that act as double swords. Exercise is definitely one of those things, acting as both preventative and trigger for a vast number of us. A randomized study from 2011, for example, found no significant difference between several preventative measures for migraine, including relaxation therapy, daily topiramate use, and 40 minutes of exercise conducted three times per week. That’s big news for people who cannot tolerate certain medications or prefer not to use them. However, more than a third of people with migraine also report exercise as a major trigger. In this video, Sarah discusses ways to recap the preventative benefits of regular exercise without triggering or worsening a migraine attack.



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