Thursday, May 12, 2011

Winded By Migraine

Category F5 tornado (upgraded from initial est...Image via WikipediaHave you been winded by your weather trigger? It's been a rough month for many migraineurs as the weather has attacked so many parts of the country. Tornadoes tearing across the middle states of the country and some have struck southern east coast states as well. All the communities affected by the storms, flooding and the aftermath, deserve our prayers.

I live in Southwest Virginia and very near my home there are two communities that have been completely wiped off the map. Members of my own family were in tremendous danger and had to take refuge as a tornado hit only a mile away. Just devastating, how the weather can turn on us without a moments notice.

Many of us migraineurs already know the dangers of weather changes. Maybe not as drastic as killer tornadoes or thunder storms, but they may sometimes seem just as devastating to our health. The weather can be a migraine trigger. For some of us very small changes in the weather can bring on a migraine without warning. High pressure, or low pressure may sneak up on us if we are not prepared.

A good source for weather changes that may affect or trigger your migraines is Weather.com, but you have to know where to find it. So, I found it for you. Go to http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/achesandpains/ .
You can see the current and future predictions of wind speed, humidity, temperature, barometric pressure and more. There is a pain index, but it doesn't seem to jive with my pain levels at any point in time. We may not be able to change how the weather affects the invisible illness called migraine, but we can be prepared with fore warning and our own preventatives.

By the way, I know that the weather can affect other illnesses as well. But, I hope that you are able to make it through the weather changes and not be winded by your illness.









 

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