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Does Anyone Get Migraines During Weather Changes?

Does Anyone Get Migraines During Weather Changes?

I often, well almost always, get a migraine when the weather changes, especially when the temperature drops or when it rains. Medicine often doesn't help. If this happens to you, how do you control or ease the pain?

posted September 10, 2019
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I can almost predict when the weather changes, I will get a migraine. Being out in the sun can even throw me into a migraine. I Need to wear a hat when it is sunny outside.

posted September 10, 2019
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I get the bad ones the day before a bad storm hits

posted September 10, 2019
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I have had weather related migraines for years. Any sudden change in the barometric pressure will usually trgger a major migraine. My mom also had them, and she became the 'weather lady' that everyone called before they scheduled a trip to the beach, amusement park, family reunions! If she had a migraine, it WOULD rain! I don't get them as severely as she did, but when I do, usually ice pack works for me. Also, I am prescribed Topamax as preventative that I take every day and Sumatriptn at first sign of a migraine coming on. And taking Alprazolam (generic for Xanax) for the anxiety I have due to migraines.
Hope this helps!

posted September 11, 2019
A MyMigraineTeam Member

Mine usually occur with weather changes too. I know for me its a dark room and a nap and when I get up I can sort of function even though I am in a fog.

posted September 10, 2019
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I get them very often when barometric pressure changes. They start late in the day before the pressure moved in and they are killers! Pain in left eye, temple throbbing, jaw spasms and extra tight at base of neck. Light and sound sensitivity, hyper smelling is awful and really bad nausea. Lasts for most of the weather and then the migraine “hangover” causes me another lost day.

posted November 10

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