There is a lot of information out there about weather changes and migraines...and still some varying thoughts on exact causes. It's thought that possibly the changes in barometric pressure trigger barometric receptors in our bodies to cause changes in our blood vessels (dilation and or constriction). So far in this paragraph I have used the word "changes" three times (now four). What I know about migraineurs is that our bodies are extremely sensitive to changes (five). My body doesn't like change in my sleep pattern, change in my blood sugar, change in my hydration level, or change in my hormones. I can attempt to control my sleep, blood sugar, and hydration. Hormones along with the weather are a little more difficult to control.
Many offer remedies for weather-related headaches like:
taking a triptan when you know that the weather is about to change (I quit taking these as part of my plan)
increasing your daily preventive medication (I don't take a daily preventive medication)
buying a humidifier and opening windows (an attempt to have control over air pressure and humidity)
I will let you all know when I figure out how to control the weather, but until then I will eat my gluten-free oatmeal with blueberries and help my children build snowmen when it snows:)
This is delicious by the way...
Just some steel cut oats, brown sugar, blueberries and a little milk for me.