• 6 months ago

    Migraine

    Dealing with migraine for 55 years. Anyone find changes in weather the chief culprit? Three day before it rains, a major headache takes hold and has me bedriddenuntil after it rains. HELP!

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  • 6 months ago

    RE: Migraine

    I definitily have terrible changes before rain. Yesterday I was dizzy and out of it. Today it rained. I have terrible migraines and they react to weather, stress, smells and lights.
  • 6 months ago

    RE: Migraine

    Yep, my back pain gets worse day before rain as well as normally fine elbows & knees! My migraines are not as regular or debilitating as they were in my mid to late 30's, but I do still get them about twice per year & they have always been sensitive to the barometer showing air pressure. It's usually at about 30 when my pain is the worst. The RX nose spray, a mild narcotic pain reliever & a small dose of xanax worked best for me after trying multiple drug combinations from my Emory neurologist.
      • 5 months ago
        I wish I could still get Sprix nasal spray but you can't get it if you're on Medicare. It helped so much.
      • 4 months ago
        What nasal spray are you using?
  • 6 months ago

    RE: Migraine

    Yes, always. I have suffered with migraines since I was 16 yrs old...so over 50 years now and I have had 3 disk spinal fusion and arthritis in the knees & ankles. Rainy & cold days are absolutely miserable, like the flu without the fever. 30 years ago, doctors didn't believe in preventative approach to migraines...always after the fact when it takes 3 days + to recover from a massive migraine. So now, if I feel the symptoms as with an approaching storm or barometer drop, I take my migraine med to nip it in the bud or to at least moderate the pain to manageable. Now with the opioid epidemic, doctors are getting more hesitant to be proactive...I am fortunate to have had the same doctor for 30 years and knows that I am responsible with pain management at the ripe old age of 60....it's a shame that people with chronic pain now also have to suffer because of abusers.
      • 5 months ago
        So true about the opioids. The addicts have hurt us with chronic migraines.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Migraine

    I have also had Migraines since my youngest son was born. He's now 48. My Neurologist got me started on Bo Tox injections which have been fantastic. In the year I have been receiving the injections. every 3 months, I have had only one Migraine. It is worth asking your Neurologist or GP.
      • 5 months ago
        I know all the latestthanjs for the input. So glad you are helped by Botox. It doesn't do anything for me. My problems r the weather. I sways know two days Head of time when it's going to rain. I am down as often as three days when a front is coming. Lately, I was helped by a steroid dose back. Maybe that will help someone else too. Glo2468
      • 5 months ago
        Botox just doesn't work for me, just on a " wim" I took 4 steroids from a dose pack I had from an infection and it WORKED! Unfortunately, the doctor won't perscribe without seeing me. Those of us with migraine know how impossible it is to get out of bed and go to the doctors office with a migraine. So, I saved some from the script and am optimistic that I can "kill" it before it drags into days. I was hoping that as I got older they would Lessen or disappear but not so lucky. I am 78. If anything, with the weather change on the horizon, they last longer. I think the weather in the north east has gotten worse ( maybe more humid)....Anyone notice a change in the weather from years past? I could be a regular weatherman!
      • 4 months ago
        I too, have been dealing with Migraines for 50+ years. I had hoped they would go as I got older, but I am not that lucky. Barometric pressure is a huge trigger for me. I agree, I can predict the weather better than any weather man! My best treatment was Botox. But, my insurance does not cover it anymore. I admit I was feeling like it was only me suffering all these years with this debilitating condition. Seeing the many posts from folks battling the issue as long as I have was enlightening. I hope one day they find a cure or treatment that is more reliable then the current meds are. I am told accupuncture helps but have yet to find an accupuncturist in my area.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Migraine

    I find the same to be true, I only get a migraine 1 day or 12 hours before rain.