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vitaliy.se

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From: Moscow, Russia (Moscow)
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Hello‚

Does anybody know what exercises are acceptable during the cluster?
I talk about exercises when we are not attacked. During the attack the only think that seems to help is walking (at least to me).

Do exercises affect the cluster length‚ do some exercises can trigger the attack?

Somehow I feel that swimming is good just like walking or even better.
By the way did someone try swimming during attack?
Somehow when I swim I feel that the attack CAN NOT START ‚ probably because of type of briefing I use‚ I brief into water.

I think I should left boxing (at least boxing bags and work with partner or anything that shakes head isn't good).

What about jogging? (To me it looks same as boxing‚ shakes head to much)

Weight lifting? I think it is ok if I reduce the weights and number of tries.

What else? What do you do during the cluster to stay fit?

Regards‚
Vitaliy S
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lil_fuzzy

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From: Burpengary
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Excercise is completely irrelevant to the attacks‚ so do any excercise you feel likeicon
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saintpeter

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I do plenty of pacing around the apartment‚ but that's not by choice...
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Roger

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From: Latrobe
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Yep‚ the attacks are not brought on or iritated by any form of movement as far as I know. I've never worked out while going through a bout‚ but I can't imagine it would help‚ or hurt.
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zinzan

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From: St Ives
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I actually find hard sprints (up-hill at 3am in my boxers) help abort some attacks

I find it very hard to do my normal exercise regimen during a cycle due to feelings of weakness and fatigue
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Ouchmyhead

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Since oxygen therapy alleviates attacks in some then shouldn't physical excercise increase the amount of oxygen in the blood and increase blood flow ie creating sort if the same effect? I've found that when I jog regular and do weights I have less attacks...
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Roger

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From: Latrobe
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Good point. perhaps the brain does sense the extra oxygen and constrict the blood vessels to compensate... Any medical people here?!
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Dusker

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Roger--lovely to see that you are still not currently suffering!
Not enough medical knowledge for me to respond to all of this I am afraid, however, my gut says to me, that surely the brain is screaming for oxygen when people are exercising not the other way around! Certainly there would be an increase of oxygen to the brain as a result but that is because it is needed--but that is just by guess at all this!
Me, I do feel the need to move at times, and yes can get a bit frenetic, but that is because I am trying to get away from the pain, and I am agitated.
Again, another case of to each his own. I dont think I could stay focused enough to do formal exercise--but go for it if it helps!
Heather.
Still, green, green, green!!!!
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Roger

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From: Latrobe
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yeah, good points heather... we need some professional input in this area, as I can see reasons for and against it working. Strange isn't it.

And yes, I'm all green! smile I should be right now for another 4 years! At least mione only come every 4 years now, compared to every 3 months when I first got them back in '94. Only took 8n years for them to become 4 years apart.
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Jo-D08D58D06A

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From: Dee Why
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pretty late reply but i definately find that any excercise that involves lots of cardio actually triggers my headaches... It seems to be the opposite to above replies but personally, i always stop any cardio exercise during a cluster as i have found in the past, these exercises increase the severity of a headache and actually bring them on in my case sad
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Dusker

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Hello Jo? and welcome
I am still sort of the opinion that exercising increases our risk for headaches of any kind, so kind of agree with you, but I am no medico.
I think is because the blood vessels constrict, the blood pressure raises, the desperate need for oxygen by the brain and whammo there you go!
Why some people exercise during an attack is because the brain demands the oxygen faster and perhaps in some people it reacts faster as well. Just my way of trying to work through it all.
The most exercise I do is just plain walking.
Anyway it is lovely to see you and I am assuming that is your daughter with you. How are you coping with your illness with what I am assuming is a dynamo in your arms. I am fortunate to be an Unga (Grandma), but unfortunate to be interstate from them otherwise I would spend more time with them than I can already.
Are you managing OK, noting that you are currently suffering--do you have your unlegged demon in hand! In other words are you receiving good treatment.
Cheers
HeatherThis post was edited on 09/04/2011 at 9:01 am
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Jo-D08D58D06A

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From: Dee Why
16 total posts
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Hi heather
your explaination makes perfect sense to me. Either way i wont be doing any intense excercise for a long time... looks like its just walking and weights for me smile
too scared lol

Yes that is my daughter... she is 3.5 years old and my youngest daughter is almost 4months.

It has been very hard at times but ive noticed the severity of my attacks hasnt been as bad since having my two girls, which i really hope to god that is not coincidental.... Before having my first i was a smoker and a social drinker but having the girls, I havent had a cigarette for over 5 years and dont drink very often so this could definately be the reason they have decreased in severity...

Some days its so hard... have to get up and feed my 4month old whilst having an attack has been hell and Im so damn tired. (im currently breastfeeding so hubby cant help- the breastfeeding assosciation of australia has said that immigran nasal spray is ok during breastfeeding so that is a godsent)... it is hard to cope, but im a tough cookie, so im just hoping since its been over 10 weeks they have begun (this time around) they will shortly vanish (hopefully to never return this time - i can only dream). i have only had a few severe headaches this time around that have left me on the floor in agony, crying and hitting the wall, so must look at that as a positive.

I have always taken the Immigran nasal spray along with cold packs and these seem to work quite well for a lot of the time... except at the very peak of the cluster, then nothing seems to work at all. i have not been able to take preventatives due to the pregancy and luckily did not have a cluster during either pregnancy but will go to a new neurologist soon to see what prevenatives i should take. i am also thinking of trying the oxygen again as everyone on the site seems to swear by it , but it did not work for me, when i tried it about 7 years go.

thanks for your advice and support... its so lovely to be able to share and have people who truly understand...
thanks
Jo
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