Rainy Weather - Does It Make You Feel Worse?
Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:11 PM
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:57 AM
Weather is one of my worst triggers and like others said I can always tell when it is going to rain or the weather is changing drastically etc. I don't think this is an uncommon occurance, especially with migraine sufferers.
It's a result of of the barometric pressure changes etc. Also, as I mentioned on another post that a migraine can trigger the "flight or fight" response that can cause more of the symptoms you describe. Also, with weather changes your body has to work harder to regulate body temperature, and control vasoconsriction/vasodilation. So, if that is all a challenge for your body to begin with and then you add in weather changes that makes your body have to work harder to control bodily responses, it makes sense that POTS symptoms have the possibility of getting worse temporarily.
Our body's have to work hard to reach a balance on a "normal" day, that you add in all the other fun things that challanges us, then we feel more and more symptomatic. Too fun!
Posted 11 September 2008 - 05:49 PM
I remember someone at work asked if there was any weather I liked. I'm like maybe partially cloudy and 60?
Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:18 AM
I also think asthma plays a role in the way weather affects me.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:24 PM
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:53 PM
Heat and the sun makes me feel worst but I like it when it rains.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:35 PM
You're not alone in dealing with this weather stuff...I know it stinks, I just try to avoid being outside, which is sometimes impossible to do. Tylenol will help with my headaches sometimes though!
Posted 13 September 2008 - 09:16 AM
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:00 AM
I've also been getting dizzy alot lately when I bend over then stand up. Dont know if that has anything to do with the weather but its been happening alot lately.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:42 AM
i moved to the east coast from the west about a month ago and did not have any of these problems in the dry, wonderful weather of the west. it's definitely weather-related, but i have no idea why i become so much more symptomatic. i'm planning on moving back out west because i felt so much better!!!