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Doctor insights on: Weather Affect Migraines

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more


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Can going from hot weather into air conditioning trigger migraines, or make a current migraine worse?

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

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Can rainy weather cause migraines?

Can rainy weather cause migraines?

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 more

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Does the weather affect people who suffer with migraines?

Does the weather affect people who suffer with migraines?

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 more

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Where would you recommended someone to live with chronic migraines. Weather is definitely a factor affecting mine?

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 more

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What works best to prevent weather induced migraines?

What works best to prevent weather induced migraines?

Preventative meds: Besides botox, otc meds such as riboflavin, co-q-10, butterbur, feverfew, and magnesium at appropriate doses are often amazing. Maybe should include acupuncture here also. ...Read more

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What can cause migraines everyday i live in florida.Could it be weather, alergies? Im healthy

Chronic Daily HA: Your daily headaches may not be migraine. Consider consulting a neurologist or headache specialist to get the right diagnosis, but more importantly the right treatment. ...Read more

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Why are my migraines worse in the winter? My migraines are more frequent and more severe during the cold weather months. Are migraines seasonal? .

Varies: People have very different migraine patterns and triggers, for some it can be neck pain, others allergies, others associated with menstrual cycles, stress, some have daily or yearly patterns. Tracking the trends or changes can sometimes give better clues. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of migraines that are caused by weather changes?

How can I get rid of migraines that are caused by weather changes?

Riboflavin 400mg: Riboflavin is a b vitamin that has helped several of my patients when taken regularly to prevent migraines. In doses of 400mg, it causes no side effects except some yellowing of the urine. If taken regularly, it can reduce the frequency and severity of headaches. ...Read more