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Does anyone else on here get absolutely killer migraines whenever there's a big weather change coming? It's warm and sunny here today, but starting tomorrow it's going to cool off and start snowing like crazy. So predictably I've spent the majority of today curled into the fetal position on my bed, avoiding bright lights, and generally trying not to move because that gets my head to throbbing like nothing else. Took some Excedrin and it finally kicked in, but I've still got a low-level headache that's promising to flare up and kick me back down later on.


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My wife gets them. She is currently on daily medication.

While she was pregnant, she would get them occasionally.

A Nurse Manager told me that Vick's Vapor Rub on the temples helped...

My wife said she felt better after trying that.

Good luck!

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Yes. I stopped getting them when I was 15, but they have come back over the last few years. Mine usually make me vomit. Screw migraines hard.
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Here, this should help....

(Don't open this if you actually have a migraine. Or epilepsy)

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I've never figured out a trigger for mine. they occur much less often now than when i was younger. Zomig is a godsend for me.
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cry I get 'em very occasionally--real bast#rds with the full on light sensitivity, nausea and intense pain. What really sucks is the pain's actually worse when I lie down, so it usually means an extended period sitting upright. I take three Advil gelcaps and a double espresso, sometimes followed by the hot rag on the forehead/upper face.
While I do get some twinges from my titanium ankle when the temperature changes drastically, I've never associated the migraines with the climate or other trigger. It's mostly stress, methinks. cry
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Stress is my main trigger too, although interrupted sleep is a close second. My migraine is focussed on the left side of my body - left temporal pain, hot flushes on the left side of my face and neck, numbness that often affects my left foot and knee. Accompanied by light, noise and taste sensitivity, nausea, pain. Thankfully they are usually less than one per year, although I had several dozen in a six month period a while back.

I have seen neurologists and had tests btw - it is migraine and not some kind of stroke or seizure, notwithstanding the left-side symptoms.
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I occassionally get migraines.. they started when I was pregnant and seem to have stayed with me.

I found strangely enough that strong cheeses can be a trigger.....
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I have had a few migraines triggered by sudden, severe changes in weather before (probably pressure I'd guess). But generally the two biggest triggers for me are stress and fluorescent lights (usually in combination). Excedrin migraine coupled with hiding under the sheets in a darkened room tends to take it down to an annoying, throbbing temple pain for the rest of the day/night. I'll need to try the VapoRub thing next time (hopefully it'll be a long while).
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Oh, yes. I get them sometimes with extreme weather (not every time and it's a bit puzzling what type of weather system exactly triggers them) and then there are the ones I get every month which are hormone related. Big fun. They're getting worse as I get older. Ugh.
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That sucks. I hate migraines. I've never associated them with changes in the weather, but then again I never really discovered my trigger(s). I think for some reason that my triggers are scent-based. Chimney smoke usually at the very least gives me a bad headache, and I think (unfortunately) that the smell of whiskey is a possible migraine trigger for me. gulpcry

When I get them, the only thing that helps is real migraine medication, like Frova. The only thing that works for my headaches is Advil, and they do nothing for migraines. True medication is a godsend, so if they're really that bad, I'd advise you to start stocking that stuff up!
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Thanks for the sympathy, guys. I'm completely migraine free today, and I'm pretty sure you guys are part responsible for that.

I'll definitely try the Vicks Vaporub solution next time. I passed that on to my mom as well, since she suffers from exactly the same kinda migraines as me.
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White chocolate, white wine, too much time with flourescent office lighting, ashing lights sometimes....generally combined with tiredness or dehydration.

However I have discovered that by pushing my fingers onto points of my eye socket I can rush the eye auras through quicker and the headache isn't so bad.
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DKahnt wrote:
A Nurse Manager told me that Vick's Vapor Rub on the temples helped...

-DK


Even better than Vick's is Biofreeze. It uses some of the same stuff but it's made to absorb into your skin. Put that on your temples and it helps because it causes your blood vessels to dilate, which does help my migraines. I still need to lie down and nap in a dark space most times, but this helps the initial pain be knocked down.

Also, I can now see them coming. I get about :15-:20 warning when they are... first, my vision gets wavy on the periphery, then my entire vision blurs, then clears, resulting in a massive migraine UNLESS I take Motrin or some Ibuprofen in the early stages.

Most of the time that cuts it down to size.
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