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    NavyMom1967 posted:
    I have chronic migraines so pretty much have one every day. But I notice when I go to the gym and walk, I end up getting a migraine. Anyone else? And if so, anything to do about it? Thanks.
     
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    rosielou responded:
    Hi Navymom1967,

    Sorry, I've tried to reply before but the site has been down for awhile.

    Migraines caused by exertion, at any level, are a known thing. They might be controlled by taking beta blockers, prescription meds. Have you been to a migraine specialist?

    Here is a link to a good explanation about them. Or go to migraines.com, then Basics, and click on 'triggers' in the first article. https://migraine.com/migraine-triggers/exercise-physical-activity/

    Since you have chronic daily migraines, it might help to keep a migraine or pain diary and see if you can find triggers to avoid. There are good apps available, or paper is fine. You can research what you want to track.

    I hope you get some control of the migraines soon.

    Rose


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