Have you seen a doctor to rule out any other things that may be causing your headaches? Are you eating enough before exercise? Here is some information on exercise and migraines (exertion migraines) that you might find helpful. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Massage, relaxation techniques, exercise, etc. can help ease migraine and headache symptoms. This slideshow discusses natural migraine remedies that you may want to look through. I wish you the best in your surgery!View Thread
I don't have any personal experience with using nortryptyline, but I did find this article on the use of antidepressants (nortryptyline included) to treat migraines. It does discuss side effects and FDA statements. This information from the drugs and medications tool includes reviews from other WebMD users that you might also find it helpful to look through.View Thread
I am so sorry that you are experiencing this pain. Are you able to get a second opinion from another migraine doctor about possible treatment options? I'm sure that you already know these things, as you mentioned doing a number of them, but here are some tips for coping with migraines. This slideshow on natural migraine remedies may be of interest to you as it provides a number of non-drug therapies you might try or speak with your doctor about starting. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Have you seen a doctor specifically about your worsening head pressure when exercising? An examination by a medical professional with this added information may help with a diagnosis. Here is some information about exercise and headaches, which suggests evaluation by a doctor as the best course of action. Please let us know how you are doing!
Here is some information on migraine headache treatments that you may be interested in trying. It would be a good idea to make an appointment to see a doctor about these headaches as he/she is best qualified to determine what is causing them after an examination. Please let us know how you are doing!
Here is an overview of hemiplegic migraines that has a lot of good information I think you will find helpful to read through. Sporadic hemiplegic migraines means that you did not test positive for the genetic defects linked to these types of migraines and, therefore, in your case these are not inherited and it is unlikely you will pass them on to your children. I do not see anything about these only occurring in children -- you may want to ask the doctor to explain this in further detail. Please let us know how she is doing!