Hi -- I've been plagued by migraines in the past. Not all the time, luckily, but enough. Every once in a while, I'd have a terrible, terrible migraine after a summer race or hard run. For the past two years, however, I hadn't had one at all -- until about two months ago when I started having them again. I had a seriously awful one after my last 5k (run on a fairly hot morning). Now, every time I go for a run when it is hot, I get anxious -- nervous that I'm going to end up with a migraine.
My question is -- have any of you experienced post-race (or hard run) migraines? Have you been able to do anything to mitigate the pain? To reduce the frequency? Have you felt nervous that you'll have another attack and, if so, what have you been able to do to reduce those feelings?
I love, love, love running -- especially in the summer. It is just such a part of who I am and the thought of having to give it up because of migraines -- or live with migraines because I want to run -- makes me so very bummed.
(I certainly may be over-reacting because I've only had the one really bad attack recently. But, I just want to do whatever I can to avoid any sort of running induced migraines. They really, really are that bad. )