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i ride my bike to mitigate migraine..(7 posts)

i ride my bike to mitigate migraine..colker
Apr 6, 2002 5:37 PM
suffer from migraine. it's horrible. it comes with tension, worries, anxiety generated from professoanl problems etc..
i can take any medicine and it won't go away. the only way to better the organism is ride the bike. not only it diminishes the sicknnes but gives me perspective to deal with things. isn't it a good excuse to buy bike stuff?
re: i ride my bike to mitigate migraine..mja
Apr 6, 2002 6:19 PM
See a doctor -- or several, including psychiatrist or psychopharmacologist. Paxil totally eliminated the thankfully infrequent migraine attacks that I experienced. Fluctuation in seratonin levels is often implicated in migraine. Do some research on the web; though, undoubtedly, on this subject most of what you will encounter will be quackery. Don't suffer, if you don't have too. Good luck.
(Migraine is maddeningly complicated: E.g., many sufferers find that exercise brings on attacks.)
re: i ride my bike to mitigate migraine..colker
Apr 7, 2002 7:34 AM
i remember having a full year of nearly ininterrupted migraine, when i was a kid. i saw, then, all kinds of doctors.i did heavy exams... nada.. there was no idea. then i took swimming and it went away the serotonin fluctuation makes a lot of sense!. thank god exercise repels the attacks to me.
i do a lot of night and rain rides. excessive heat and sunlight brings the monster in...
Prescriptions for bike gear?Crankist
Apr 7, 2002 8:59 AM
Hmmm. I already spend more on bike stuff than medical bills (my hernias and diptheria can just wait)- so why not consolidate?
I used to suffer migraines 10-12 time per year. Since biking it been reduced to 1-2 per year. This however hasn't stopped me from using it as an excuse when calling in sick to ride; see, I'm really self-medicating! Thanks for the nudge toward proper terminology.
Mike
"the doctor told me to buy a pair of ksyriums"."what?"colker
Apr 7, 2002 11:35 AM
"it's a french drug, honey.."
some ideasJS Haiku Shop
Apr 8, 2002 5:19 AM
i've suffered from chronic and severe migraines since i was pre-teen. recently i'm seeing doctors that are not only changing meds for treatment (take when aura starts), but also have me on a low dose of beta blocker and a daily anti-depressant. seems to be working ok. i'm also taking a daily multi, and supplement with other specific vitamins and herbs (the legal kind, thank you).

you might also look into "migraine diet" on the web, from any search engine, or on webmd.com. there are certain "trigger" foods to avoid, including nuts, aged cheeses, wine and liquor, and many others. you can be moderate without being monastic, using the diet as a general guideline, and it will help...

finally, do see a doctor. mine recently returned from a statewide migraine conference. get tested. i had a CAT scan when i was younger and these started, plus a whole array of other tests (nothing found!). better safe than sorry. migraines such as these are often called "mini strokes". this is nothing to play around with.

good luck.
some ideascolker
Apr 8, 2002 6:41 AM
thanks. had non stop migraine at 19. did lots of tests. (scans etc..) nothing was found. it went away with dayly swimming.after more than a decade, "it" returned. a friend of mine who's also a sufferer, was told by his dcotor to take ormigrein at the start of the cycle... i tried neosaldin yesterday and it didn't even scratch the nausea.
computer work is serious inducer for me and i avoid night work. got to eat properly: no skipping lunch . lots of beer or wine kill me on the day after.