I am in great health and have been doing the WODs with this forum since 07/2012, always puppies, currently in the dojo twice a week for an hour or so training for black belt test on May 6 and getting in 2 WODs per week as well (occasionally 3) but trying not to overdo it because I have knee problems for the past year. Last week I did two puppy WODs that made me feel as if I had pushed my limit a wee bit, enough that I felt like I was making GREAT progress and was a freaking titan in my little body! The last WOD was on Friday. On Saturday I had an optical migraine (have had 2 of those since October and occasional regular puking migraines over many years but next to none for the past 2 years). During this particular migraine, I developed aphasia - could not say the words I was thinking. They came out as other words. Scared the crap outta me. Two days in the hospital later, all tests okay (CT, echocardiogram, EEG, blood, urine, carotid Doppler, hourly blood pressure monitoring/sugars/oxygen sats, etc) all fine. They still want me to have an MRI but I cannot afford it.
My question to all of you is - can intense exercise bring on a migraine? And are there any supplements I could take and/or dietary adjustments I could make that would help strengthen the neurological system?
The hospital basically did a bunch of tests and threw me out the door with no answers in terms of treatment.
Anyone have any experience with migraines from exercise?
Many thanks -