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Suffering Benefiting from mature onset exercise addiction and low aerobic endorphin release threshold. Hoping there is no cure.
Well, today was the first time I got a migraine while I wasn't running-so there goes my long run induced theory (in this post). Previously my triggers were high pressure, no food, long run, little water---the 3 other times I have had a migraine all these triggers were present. Today I got the auras prior to my run (therefore, I didn't run-running does not help mine-oh no). The last 2 migraines I treated with food/water/decongestant and that seems to do the trick with cutting down the duration. Today I took a decongestant as soon as I got the auras, and though I never got the severe pain and puking, I have been down all day feeling just terrible.
I was dehydrated (had maybe 20 oz of combined liquids yesterday-coffee, water, soda, etc.)...so maybe dehydration has been my trigger all along and I just didn't realize it?
Bummer... I thought I had found a new remedy
Easy - just don't stop running (think Forrest Gump)
i'm lucky enough to usually only get milder ones. usually my head pounds, and often my stomach feels upside-down. the odd time i notice blurry vision before one.
i find triggers to be: staring at a bright light for too long (sometimes even computer screens), low sugar (like after a hard run, or if i miss a snack/meal, esp. before run), and overtiredness.
usually when i get one i find going in a dark room helps, eating sugar/caffeine (go figure...), and ibuprofen help. (ik trent, ibuprofen bad)
'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'
"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'" - Peter Maher
"Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run." -Monte Davis
The Year of the Monkey
It is called a scintillating scotoma, y'all.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
I'm certain I'll remember that term when I can't see.
Found my "miracle drug"...it's called Alexa.
Addicted to Running
I get migraines easily when running too, but usually, it's triggered by dehydration. So i make it a point to drink lots of water.
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