Weather & Migraines

Spring is the start of tornado season in Kentucky. Unfortunately, stormy weather and barometric changes can trigger migraines.

Changes in humidity and temperature, as well as storms and dry and dusty conditions, may be migraine triggers. Drops in barometric pressure may cause blood vessels to expand or contract, which produces the headache.

Migraines can involve intense throbbing and last from a few hours to a few days. Some cause light and sound sensitivity, nausea and even vomiting.

To help combat the symptoms, stay well hydrated when inclement weather is approaching, taking low-dose anti-inflammatory medications (such as naproxen or ibuprofen) and scheduling an appointment with your physician for more specialized treatment options if your symptoms continue.

Read more on tips to help you head off migraine pain.

 

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