One Mom's Strenuous Exertion Headache Journey

By: Jill Miller | Published: 05/12/2015

I have always prided myself on staying fit and doing moderate exercise a few times a week. Unfortunately in recent years, I find myself as one of those unlucky individuals who suffers from debilitating headaches after exercising or other strenuous activities. Over the past two years, I've experienced it all. From nausea, to vomiting, to painful light sensitivity; headaches so bad that I can't see straight from the intense throbbing pain. If you're reading this and know what I'm talking about then you have my complete sympathy.

As a working mom with two teenagers living in the house, my busy life makes it difficult to fit in a quick workout. The stress of carving out time for myself is now compounded because I know there’s a good chance I could end up with an exertion headache when I’m done. These incapacitating headaches knock me out of commission without warning and with complete disregard for my family's hectic schedule. Thankfully, the pain and discomfort usually only lasts for a few hours, but there have been a few occasions when they have ruined an entire weekend.

Exertion headaches are triggered by strenuous activity. Particularly activities that strain the abdominal muscles or put pressure on the chest trigger exertion headaches. Such activities can include running, swimming, weight lifting, rowing, sex, and other similar activities. According to the National Headache Foundation, an exertion headache may also be induced by coughing, sneezing, and straining when moving bowels.

The Desperate Search for Pain Relief

At first I wondered, how are my friends at the gym dealing with this problem? We're all around the same age, many with kids in school. I asked several of my friends to meet me for lunch where I explained my frustration. While I knew that exertion headaches affected lots of people, I was still embarrassed. I had always thought of myself as tough if not hardcore at times, but these headaches were more than I could handle on my own.

The feedback I received from them was varied to say the least. One had tried prescription medication, and while it helped at first, the side effects were just too much for her to handle. Another had gone the holistic approach and tried meditation and acupuncture. She said this worked … sometimes. Depending upon the symptoms it only helped to lessen the symptoms and often it didn't work at all. Jane said that when she skipped certain foods such as wine, cheese and chocolate that she felt better. That one had us rolling. There was no way any of us wanted to give up our favorite foods and drink!

That's when Melissa spoke up from the end of the table. Almost in tears, she recounted to us how bad her headaches had been, increasing in the level of pain and frequency about a year ago as she was training for her first 5k race. The more she trained the worse she felt. However, at the end of her story she started to smile. That's when she let us in on how she was able to regain control of her life and complete her training.

The Answer Was Right Under Melissa's Nose

First let me paint a picture of Melissa's wonderful husband John for you. John is about 6'0”, loves hiking, fishing, and still works out on a regular basis. He's truly a man's man. Being a tough guy, he didn't want to see a doctor for his "allergies", but Melissa insisted he go and even went as far as to make the appointment for him. While he hates to admit it, he's extremely glad he went since the doctor gave him an over the counter product called Migralex. From what she told us, Migralex offered real relief from his headaches, quickly after he took it. John became a huge fan of the product.

So when Melissa first started getting her exertion headaches after working out, Jeff immediately suggested that she try Migralex. She laughed it off a bit at first since the last time he used it was to treat a hangover, but then he showed her the package and all of the types of headaches that Migralex can help.

Not being one to just do something without researching it completely, she got online and looked up the company website. She found that Migralex was developed by Alexander Mauskop, MD, a neurologist, with over 25 years of clinical experience at the New York Headache Center.

Migralex is a patented formula designed to provide fast and effective relief for many types of headaches. This amazing product has helped thousands of his patients rid themselves of their headaches. And a great benefit of Migralex is that it is less likely to irritate your stomach. Migralex contains no caffeine, no sodium, no preservatives and no artificial flavors. Ingredients in Dr. Mauskop's Migralex make it unlikely that after the headache goes away that it will rebound and come back.

So why does it work so well? According to the inventor:

"It's the carefully calculated, specific ratio of ingredients in Dr. Mauskop's Migralex and their rapid dissolution that makes it so effective at treating headaches. These ingredients also make it unlikely that the headache will return."– Alexander Mauskop, MD

Melissa was pleasantly surprised that Migralex came with a 60 day money back guarantee, which made her decide to order 2 bottles (one for her and one for John since he had run out).

So What Was Her Result?

Within a couple of days, the bottles arrived (earlier than she had hoped)! They couldn't have come at a better time since she was entering the final stages of her 5k training program. Before it got too bad, she took 2 tablets of Migralex. It completely stopped the oncoming exertion headache and she was able to finish her workout about 30 minutes later! She was thrilled.

She said, "It works well for me and I carry it everywhere I go. Just in case I get a headache, I am prepared and know I have a fast remedy with Migralex. I like that it doesn't require a prescription and that it was developed by an expert Doctor who KNOWS headaches and how to treat them effectively!"

At this point I was hooked. If the ever cynical Melissa said it worked, then it was good enough for me.


After reviewing all of the information on natural remedies, prescription drugs, and now trying these caplets myself, I can definitely recommend Migralex to anyone who is looking for relief from their Exertion or Exercise headaches. It works fast and effectively, just like Melissa said it would.

Don't hesitate to order and give Migralex a try, and don't forget they have a risk free 60 Day Money Back Guarantee.