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How can weather trigger a migraine?

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Changes in humidity, temperature, or barometric pressure are among the most common weather-related triggers. They can cause chemical changes in the body that can bring a migraine.

Extreme cold, high winds, and storms also can bring them on or make them worse.

Changes in pressure, such as what happens when you’re flying or deep-sea diving, can also bring migraine headaches.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Smoking and Headache.”

The Migraine Trust: “Symptoms and Stages of Migraine,” “Common Triggers.”

National Headache Foundation: “Environmental & Physical Factors,” “Headache Sufferer’s Diet,” “Reader’s Mail: Specific Sounds Trigger Migraine.”

Womenshealth.gov: “Migraine Fact Sheet.”

Help For Headaches: “Identify Migraine Triggers.”

Reviewed by Stephen D. Silberstein on July 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Smoking and Headache.”

The Migraine Trust: “Symptoms and Stages of Migraine,” “Common Triggers.”

National Headache Foundation: “Environmental & Physical Factors,” “Headache Sufferer’s Diet,” “Reader’s Mail: Specific Sounds Trigger Migraine.”

Womenshealth.gov: “Migraine Fact Sheet.”

Help For Headaches: “Identify Migraine Triggers.”

Reviewed by Stephen D. Silberstein on July 17, 2017

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