Watch Out For Weather
Weather is a big migraine trigger, and unfortunately it’s something that’s completely out of your control. When I lived on the east coast, I had three times as many migraines as do living on the west coast. Changeable climates, changes in barometric pressure, and damp weather can trigger migraines and make existing migraines worse, Dr. Hutchinson says.
One thing that can make managing weather-related migraines easier are MigraineX ear plugs, for which Dr. Hutchinson is a medical advisor. They work by relieving pressure in your head associated with weather-related migraine headaches. The ear plugs work in tandem with an app that tracks weather patterns and alerts you to put the ear plugs in when there is a significant change in barometric pressure. The great thing about the app is that you’re warned in advance that you’re at risk for developing a migraine, which allows you time to prepare and potentially prevent it from happening at all.
There’s no two ways about it — having migraines sucks. That being said, knowing how to manage and prevent them can go a long way towards living with them.