Headaches after physical exercise

Anyone else gets this (Im aware that not all here are even able to do physcially challenging stuff)? I do gymnastics + hit the gym twice a week and I always get a headache in the evening, usually starting with moderate neckpain.

I took some ibuprofen today and felt almost completely still for a while, the “heartbeat all over body” thing was still there, but very low and it didnt induce much false motion.

  • Mikael

I had that experience with ibuprofen. I had to make a long drive once and took a large dose of ibuprofen. even after driving 3 hours i was in complete stillness for awhile. it really does work.

Yes, if I do a lot of housework, next day, migraine. If I do a lot of shopping, say 3 hours, next day migraine. If I paint a wall, next day migraine, (but this is a mixture of the fumes from the paint as well. Any time I overtdue it, next day, migraine.

When I was younger I used to be able to work off headaches, most of the time. There were the occasions where trying to work it off actually made it worse. I have never experienced physical exhertion causing a headach though. If it did, the headache was already there, and the exhertion just made things worse. I haven’t noticed any troubles with headaches and exhertion in the last several years though.



Yup, this is a major thorn in my side at the moment. In fact, it is probably why I felt so wrecked yesterday and Sunday. On each occasion I had done some moderate to heavy exercise the day before. What drives me crazy is that I do a particular 8 km walk quite regularly yet I never seem to get to the point where doing the power walk won’t bring on a migraine the next day at some level.

Scott 8)

Definitely! I used to work with a personal trainer and attend numerous cardio classes before losing my vestibular system. At that time I was dealing with migraines and vertigo, and I started to notice that when I would lift certain weights or do crunches (this is an abdominal exercise that involves raising my head with my neck tilted toward my knees). Either a migraine or vertigo would often hit the next day. Eventually I learned to eliminate both of these from my exercise routine. Evidently tightening pressure on the neck and upper back were a trigger, and still are, I am sure.