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Oct. 27th, 2011 10:47 am
lizcommotion: Lily and Chance squished in a cat pile-up on top of a cat tree (buff tabby, black cat with red collar) (Default)
[personal profile] lizcommotion posting in [community profile] headache
Does anyone else here endure weather-triggered headaches? I know sinus headaches can be bad in certain seasons or weather. I also find myself in a paradox where (1) bright sunny weather triggers photosensitivity-related migraines; (2) rain storms trigger barometric-pressure related migraines. What weather is good for migraines, then? I also know someone who has moved to be in a better migraine climate.

Poll #8398 Weather triggers
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 16

Which weather is a trigger for your headaches?

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Stormy weather
3 (18.8%)

Bright sunny days
5 (31.2%)

Any change in barometric pressure
6 (37.5%)

Abrupt temperature changes
5 (31.2%)

All weather is out to get me
1 (6.2%)

Weather isn't a problem for me
3 (18.8%)

I hadn't thought about it, but now that you mention it...
1 (6.2%)

Something else that I will explain in a comment
2 (12.5%)

Date: 2011-10-27 03:10 pm (UTC)
epershand: An ampersand (Default)
From: [personal profile] epershand
The main thing that seems to trigger me is the buildup to a storm--high barometric pressure before the storm breaks.

Date: 2011-10-27 04:18 pm (UTC)
syntaxofthings: A street that's been pelted with rain. ([other] Rainy street)
From: [personal profile] syntaxofthings
I know that weather is a problem for a lot of people but I haven't paid enough attention. I really need to do that at some point. It's hard to figure out my triggers without paying attention! I might write a post about figuring out your triggers...

Date: 2011-10-27 04:26 pm (UTC)
next_to_normal: (Veronica hmm)
From: [personal profile] next_to_normal
Haha, same here. I don't think weather is a problem, but I've never really tried to track it. Mostly, my triggers are stress and teeth-grinding, but I do get a lot of headaches with no explanation.

Date: 2011-11-03 10:31 pm (UTC)
syntaxofthings: A picture of Sakura from Cardcaptor Sakura looking embarrassed ([CCS] o_o; Sakura-chan)
From: [personal profile] syntaxofthings
Aha I do the stress and teeth grinding too. Do you have anything you do to stop grinding your teeth? I can't really figure out how to unclench my jaw overnight.

Date: 2011-11-03 10:42 pm (UTC)
next_to_normal: (Buffy sigh)
From: [personal profile] next_to_normal
My dentist and I have discussed the option of a mouth guard, but I actually seem to clench my teeth more when I'm awake. Which you'd think would be easier to control, but I don't realize I'm doing it until I go to open my mouth and my jaw is achy and stiff.

Sometimes chewing gum or sucking on a hard candy helps, because it keeps me from locking my jaw in one spot, but that's probably not a good idea for overnight...

Date: 2011-11-03 10:49 pm (UTC)
syntaxofthings: A confused-looking Sakura-chan from Cardcaptor Sakura! ([CCS] Confused Sakura-chan)
From: [personal profile] syntaxofthings
I do have a mouth guard, but mostly it protects my teeth rather than keeps me from clenching. I've tried chewing gum and it helps, it's just not something I like to do all the time. Clenching is so weird.

Date: 2011-11-03 10:56 pm (UTC)
next_to_normal: (facepalm)
From: [personal profile] next_to_normal
It is really weird! I always feel kind of silly trying to explain it to people.

Maybe it's just me being one of those people who can't sit still and always has a song stuck in her head, but I often catch myself tapping out rhythms with my teeth, which also leads to an aching jaw and headaches. And I think about it, and I'm just like, "Self, you are SO bizarre."

Date: 2011-11-03 11:01 pm (UTC)
syntaxofthings: A girl laughing? ([random] Laughing woman)
From: [personal profile] syntaxofthings
LOL! That is a marvelous level of control over your jaw, I'd say. Not very good for it or your headaches, but marvelous.

Date: 2011-11-06 03:36 pm (UTC)
next_to_normal: (Buffy sigh)
From: [personal profile] next_to_normal
If only I used my powers for good... lol.

Date: 2011-10-27 04:43 pm (UTC)
the_rck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_rck
I also haven't tried tracking weather. Usually, though, I can point at other things that I think are the problem.

Date: 2011-11-03 10:30 pm (UTC)
syntaxofthings: Record of Lodoss War Deedlit with her face puffed up ([Lodoss] Irritated Deedlit)
From: [personal profile] syntaxofthings
Yeah, that's also *usually* the case for me, but I don't know... I don't really track things in general. Just suffer.

Date: 2011-10-27 08:05 pm (UTC)
feuervogel: photo of the statue of Victory and her chariot on the Brandenburg Gate (Default)
From: [personal profile] feuervogel
For me, it seems to be mostly very hot, oppressively humid weather. When NC was 95+ for a week, and the humidity was high, too, I had daily headaches.

Date: 2011-10-28 05:41 am (UTC)
anaraine: Photo of a bridge leading through a cloud of mist. ([photo] through the mist)
From: [personal profile] anaraine
I've been having this problem recently with the unusual weather where I live... in the morning it will be raining lightly and then two or three hours later it will have jumped up to ~80°F — which gives me screaming migraines that last for at least a day, no matter what I do.

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