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Weather Affect Migraines
Can going from hot weather into air conditioning trigger migraines, or make a current migraine worse?
Migraine Triggers: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. External triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, high altitude, sensory input such as glaring or flashing lights, sunlight, loud noises, and exposure to odors, head trauma, and stress. See OFP specialist. ...Read more
Ca be a trigger..: Environmental factors such as atmospheric change can trigger a migraine attack in those susceptable. Perfumes, smoke, excessive heat/cold, hunger, dehydration, certain food types, sleep deprevation etc...Are common triggers as well. Keep your routines really routine to minimize attacks. Keep a headache log. Otc such as excedrine-migraine may help. If not, consult doc for eval..Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it is a trigger: Change in weather is known to be a trigger for an acute attack of migraine most of the time on cold days than hot days.But high humidity, dry air, windy or stormy weather in some, barometric pressure changes and bright sunlight can be a trigger in some people.In some people weather changes may cause imbalance in brain chemicals including serotonin to trigger attack.If you know what weather is trigger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where would you recommended someone to live with chronic migraines. Weather is definitely a factor affecting mine?
Migraine Headaches: Given the variety of new migraine headache medications that can abort a headache event. I question whether your diagnosis is correct, based on your medication list that includes triptans. Hopefully you are seeing a neurologist specializing in headaches as there are other types of headaches other than migraines that may be a consideration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are my migraines worse in the winter? My migraines are more frequent and more severe during the cold weather months. Are migraines seasonal?
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