Jump to content
ClusterBusters
Sign in to follow this  
My head hurts

cluster headaches and exercise

Recommended Posts

Has anyone else tried exercise?  Seems to me so far on the days I go to the gym and exercise for 45 minutes to an hour I don't get headaches those days. I'm wondering if it has to do with the saratonum released in your brain when you exercise?  I will let you know what I experience further in the future as I am going to try to start going daily to the gym. ...let me know what you think

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, a very loved Ch'er swears by exercise. Her CH is very severe and she still busts, but now she is heavy into working out and competing. She looks amazing and feels terrific. This Lady would kick most anyone's butt in Cross-fit. Well, I think that is what you call it.

So, go with what works, as always.  :)  Some run at the start of a hit or work out at the start. It works for them. Even if it is not the serotonin, you are PF and that is what counts, right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

THMH

We stay in touch via FB. She is doing great!!!! And so is her beautiful daughter.

You should see her workout!!!!!!!!! Buff does not do justice. Cross Fit is a helluva workout.  :o She is amazing and seems to be very happy and PF.  8-) Makes me really wish I was 30 something again watching what she does.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is awesome to hear about the Ting. :)

Super vigorous exercise at the onset of an attack is a known abortive for some of us (for me it can work, but not in high cycle).

For others exercise is a CH trigger, which is just the sort of added insult to injury only a beast could stoop to.  >:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ran a mile and a half at the gym yesterday after work.  Felt great but still got hit at 1 am with a kip 3 lasted about 20 minutes was back in bed by 145 and slept all night with my cpap machine on ......just wished the beast would go away and leave me alone. ...when I was a kid 16 I was chronic those were rough. ...lasted about 4 years then when I was like 29 they dissappeared for about 10 years ....think the stress of divorce brought them back on cause I have been seasonal since 2010. Mm work for me but we have not seen any growth yet around here. ...just trying to buy time till it gets humid......ugh!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To much strenuous activity is a trigger for me. If it doesn't cause a cluster, then a headache or migraine is sure to follow. Once got a really bad cluster attack after Yoga! it's the downward dog, can't stand that position, can't stand Yoga.

tangerinearmy, you mentioned not getting attacks at work when you were a plasterer. I don't get attacks at work, and I sit at a computer all day, or am up in front of a class teaching. I put it down to the slightly  heightened stress levels at work. Just knowing I'm at work and would be terrified of an attack there raises my stress to keep them away - or at least that's how I see it.

I get 99% of my attacks when I'm chilling out at home - relaxation is bad.

MG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

before cluster came i was always at the gym, i was boxing doing MMA, my dream was to be a fighter.. all doctors told me no more sports for me...

just this year before my cycle started i was training hard, ofcourse no hits just pumping muscle, runing.. after month cycle started earlear when ever... I am afraid it is a trigger for me... and trainig was most imortant thing for me...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rim', I wouldn't jump to that conclusion.  People with CH are constantly trying to connect events and see causes, but CH is so variable that you can very often be wrong in your guesses.  As you can see from the posts above, some people with CH do very vigorous training and believe it helps them; others believe it brings on attacks.  They could all be right.  When you have your CH stabilized, and you are doing the D3 reliably and maintenance dosing with seeds or truffles or whatever you have, I'd strongly recommend that you go back into training. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, a very loved Ch'er swears by exercise. Her CH is very severe and she still busts, but now she is heavy into working out and competing. She looks amazing and feels terrific. This Lady would kick most anyone's butt in Cross-fit. Well, I think that is what you call it.

So, go with what works, as always.  :)  Some run at the start of a hit or work out at the start. It works for them. Even if it is not the serotonin, you are PF and that is what counts, right?

That's awesome. My wife is very into CrossFit. I do some of the elements, but my bad knees stop me from doing many of them. If she competes, I am curious who she is. When I would be in cycle I know I would get hit frequently after running.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×