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open-minded
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   Posted 4/4/2006 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
who gets sick when the weather changes? how do you combat that? i had a doozey on monday- had to cancel b-day plans and work. it was awful. took an axert- not much help so later took a muscle relaxer- which helped me sleep. i had taken sudafed every 4 hrs as i could feel it coming. sometimes it starts in the sinuses and sometimes sudafed heads it off. no such luck. i notice increase in frequency when seasons change... anyone else have an internal weatherman? confused

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   Posted 4/5/2006 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi open-minded, I am sorry you had such a lousy Birthday, sorry I suppose I didn't do much to help!!l lol, my migraines are always worst of all in the late spring and early summer when all the pollens start. I am a Manager of a Pre-school and I always dread the summer term because my headaches are always worse and combined with that we do 2 afternoon sessions per week as well - just for the summer term to introduce the new ones starting in September - so I am working longer hours, and... we have most of the sessions in the garden!!!

I cannot take sudafed it makes me sick! But I do take Loratidine (antihistamine) all year round and Nasonex nasal spray all year round, I am so glad I have got them as it would be much worse without. This is one of the many things I want to discuss with the Headache Specialist when I finally get to see him!!

You should have a belated Birthday treat and spoil yourself - you deserve it! take care Ann

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   Posted 4/5/2006 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks ann- let me know what he says about seasons and migraine, would you?

i will have to try the nasonex. i wonder if stress factor plays a role in your summer migraines- sounds like a crazy schedule. thank you for the birthday wishes. was dreading it anyway so that prob didn't help a whole lot!

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   Posted 4/5/2006 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I know stress is one of my main triggers, that means what I call good stress - i.e excited for an event or holiday or bad stress - when there is too much to do or bad news etc.

I get Nasonex on prescription and it has been the best Nasal Spray I have tried! I will let you know what the Headache Specialist has to say about the seasons, but I am afraid I still have to wait a few more months before they send me an appointment! Take care Ann.

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   Posted 4/6/2006 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
My FM flares with bad weather..although since I have been on gabapentin it hasn't been so bad...now it seems more like severe fatigue and minoer flaring..I get migraines with the FM...but now with the gabapentin I seem to get a plain old headache during a flare instead...
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JenMcD
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   Posted 4/8/2006 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
bad weather is definately a trigger for me. and season changes.

i am constantly checking weather.com to see what the forcast is.
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   Posted 4/8/2006 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
mid west girl her and i think i could be a weather-lady. all these storms are killing me. the barometric pressure must effect our fluids/bllod pressure, much like those old time glass flamingos that tip down for a 'drink' when it rains...

cannot find any scientific data on how weather affects the human bod! any scientists out there- i will be a guinea pig!

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   Posted 4/9/2006 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Weather-
Weather is my number one trigger and is so terrible because it is something that I can not control.
 
I have found that I can either up my preventative a day or so before it rolls in (or before menstrual cycle etc) or Take a Frova BEFORE the weather front. Talk to your doctor about any options.
 
Also, watch your sleep patterns, avoid different levels or caffeine, avoid any additional triggers.  (Read "Heal your Headaches 1,2,3" to learn about trigger THRESHOLDS...this is some of the best info I have found in all 60 books I have read) 
 
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tlhess
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   Posted 4/10/2006 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
My migraines definitely seem to be weather related, specifically when a storm is rolling in.  I haven't had much success preventing them, but I do try and treat it before the storm gets in, taking imitrex and phenergan.  What's funny is that most doctors out here don't believe me when I say it was brought on by weather...I guess the customer is not always right :)

Thank you for the support and encouragement....Remember we are not alone in this


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   Posted 4/18/2006 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
tlhess....
 
you are definitely right on with this one!!!!!!!!!
 
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   Posted 5/31/2006 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Up your levels of magnesium. 400 mg - 800 mg of magnesium helps with some types of weather related headaches. My sister is greatly affected by pressure changes and takes large doses (though I am not sure at the moment how much) and has found measurable relief. It will take up to 3 months to notice a change and it is not something you can start and stop in need to be a daily vigilance for best results.

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   Posted 5/31/2006 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   

smartcat----

Is this something that her doctor has recommended and if yes, how much is she taking? can you ask her for all of us that struggle with barometric pressure?

 

My best friend and I just about fall out in the floor when the weather hits 29 on the barometric!!!!

Let us know!

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   Posted 5/31/2006 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Just got a reply from my sister on the dosage for magnesium. My doctor has me on 500 mg for my migraines, my sister found that taking 5 times the daily recommended dosage made her migraines responsive to OTC medicines where prior they had lost their effectiveness. She did not continue to increase the dosage for complete control of the migraines, but found measurable relief while on the high dosages of magnesium. I have read online, since originally posting this and have found migraine patients taking doses from 250 - 1600 mg daily, with significant results.

 

I would strongly recommend talking to your doctor about the correct dosage for you. Also magnesium can cause diarrhea, so it may be smart to start at a lower dosage and work your way to a larger dosage if that is your intention. I am not a medical person, am just relating personal experience.


ladybud
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   Posted 5/31/2006 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Yet another one of my triggers too is barometric pressure.  I had nooooo idea about the magnesium.  Very interesting.  Right now i'm taking the recommended dosage of magnesium.  Hmmm...food for thought.
Very cool info...thank you.
 
 
 
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   Posted 7/3/2006 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
change in barometric pressure is a real horror for me... Creates lots of migraines and cluster headaches for me. Always dreading changes of seasons because thats some of the worst tiems i have

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