I will be quick w/ my story. 2001-pressure headaches that put me in the hospital w/ MS symptoms. Neuros just gave me meds. 1 doc said I had a stroke, 1 doc diagnosed "Complicated Migraines". 2009 started taking 800mg/ IB 3x/day because I didn't feel "well". Oct. 2011 went in for eyeglasses, Opthmologist said something "didn't look right." after a 2nd look at another Eye Doc, same thing. He referred me to a Neuro. after cervical spine MRI(ok), and then in April Brain MRI, they diagnosed me w/ a 3mm chiari malformation. 2nd opinion, same thing, except that 2 of my symptoms are due to part of the brain being damaged(from what? we don't know). At this point surgery is out of the question for me. But now I get to "deal with" my new limits. Which we are still figuring out my limits. My doc has up'd my meds for the rest of the summer. The humidity(Michigan) & heat don't mix well with me. I will step outside and w/in 10min, the pressure in my head is building w/ the hum/heat. I don't take any narcodics for the pain since I work part-time(afternoon) & I have 2 young kids. My question is...I would like to be running or doing some intense workouts to work my core, but I'm not sure what is safe. I have had 2-csections, 1-hysterectomy(2009-when I kept on w/ the IB). I am not overweight at all, but would still like to work on my core & just be "healthy". Any suggestions since sit-ups & lifting anything heavier than a milkjug is a "No" for me. I can't even pick up my kids anymore. God has brought me to this, and He will bring me through it(even though the mornings are rough :) Blessings everyone & thank you in advance for the help.