Getting on a good preventative, abortive, and emergency meds as soon as possible, is critical if you are getting migraines. My bet is that you are not acclimated to the weather/temperature in you new location. Switching from inside to outside really can put a lot of stress on your body, especially your head. Also, bright lights can be a trigger. It may just take a few weeks for your body to get use to its new environment. But, by all mean, get to a clinic as soon as possible, or you may even try to call your regular physician at home to call you in some appropriate medications.
Let us know how things progress, and how many migraines you are getting.
Thanks so much, Cranky and Pita. I've never suffered from any obviously environmental-related symptoms, so this has been weird...but I guess it's to be expected moving from arctic tundra to low desert. The prophylactic ibuprofen seems to be doing its job for now; no vomiting episodes, thank goodness!
Thanks again for the reassurance. I've booked an appointment with a family doctor (and alumnus of my medical school!) here on the first day my insurance kicks in. I'll ask her about some preventative meds, I can usually tell when the headaches will get really bad.
I feel extremely sympathetic for all of you. Migraines are simply awful. Tremendous kudos for all of you for dealing with this on a regular basis...