Seven Tips To Fight Warm Weather Migraine

Seven Tips To Fight Warm Weather Migraine

It is a scientifically established fact that, warm weather is a vital trigger for migraines. Out of all the weather conditions, temperature is the major trigger and every 9 degree Fahrenheit increase in the temperature, raises the headache risk by 7.5%. It is summer season again and incidences of migraine attacks are going to increase. Summers are a tough time to cope with, as are other extreme weather conditions. For people with migraine, coping, becomes tougher as summers converge high temperature and other triggers and makes it tough for people prone to migraines. By adopting these under listed simple tips, these triggers can be avoided to turn summers into an exciting season.

Drink Lots Of Water– Dehydration, having secondary association to warm weather, is a major cause of summer migraines. Drink plenty of water and liquids to avoid water scarcity in body. Be cautious about the liquids you choose, since some drinks may themselves behave as triggers. Excessive amounts of Soda, Iced tea, cold coffee etc should be avoided, since caffeine acts as a migraine trigger. People with allergy to citrus fruits should avoid lemonades, citrus juices, and fresh juices.

Avoid Sun Contact – If you cannot do without enjoying beaches in summer, ensure that you avoid direct sun contact. Use broad brimmed hats and beach umbrellas to keep off the sun. Periodically, cool down yourself with wet bandanna (around your neck) or water spray or splash. While shopping for sun block cosmetics avoid scented ones and choose fragrance free products.

Be Regular In Sleep And Meal Timings– Warm weather brings a shift not only in temperature, but also in our daily routines. Fix up your routine, to ensure that you do not suffer on sleep or go lazy on food. Keep meals and sleep regular, as any compromise may trigger migraine.

Be Cautious With Medicines – Warm weather may not only affect migraines, but also medicines. Most medicines may undergo chemical changes, when stored in high temperatures, rendering them unfit for use. While traveling, carry medicines in your handbag, instead of dumping them in cargo luggage. Take care to keep your medicines cool and humidity proof.

Wear Sunglasses To Block Sun – Ensure that you have good quality sunglasses and that you wear them when outside. This is not only good for the health of your eye, but also for migraines. Bright and reflected sunlight is a trigger for migraine as well as other headaches. Photophobia is also a cause of migraine in some people.

Stay Away From Crowd – Crowded places, in warm temperatures may be warmer and scented. Sweat odor, raised temperature and restricted airflow, are reasons eligible enough to trigger acute migraine attacks. Avoid public place and crowded outdoors to stay away from odor and suffocation.

Check Your Activity Level – Excess warm weather may not allow you to follow your regular exercise schedule. Stress, in raised temperature condition may be a trigger for migraine or other headaches. Modify your schedule to minimize activity level in late mornings and afternoons, when the sun is at its peak. If you feel that exertion in the heat is making your heart pound and leaves you gasping for breath, STOP all the activities.

Follow these seven easy tips to ensure that this summer you emerge as a winner against migraine.

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7 Comments

  1. Christian Reply

    This makes me sad, not being able to do activities at my max sucks. I ride dirtbikes which is very demanding to the body so I always heat up super badly and get a horrible migraine and feel like throwing up! Will it help if I have some Ibuprofen before or mid activity to make my migraine go away?

  2. Noemi Fernandez Reply

    Oddly enough my warm weather headaches only come on after I have gone to sleep. they wake me out of my sleep and are right sided only. No one knows how to diagnose these except to give me allergy medicine which does not work. I’ve suffered these headaches for so long I feel defeated.

    1. markie

      Speak to your doctor and ask for Rizatripan.. This is the only drug I know that will take away a migraine. It works by relaxing the blood vessels to relieve migraine and also helps with the sickness. General over the counter pain killers will do nothing for migraine. I hope that helps you.

    2. Nick

      I get the same thing. The last two nights I have been woken up around 11/12 both nights and it took me at least an hour of excruciating pain for it to subside enough for me to go back to sleep. I have had a constant dull “migraine” sensation lurking behind my right eye the last few days. Basically just a migraine waiting to strike. It has ruined these beautiful days for myself and my son.

  3. Penelope Tipoulow Reply

    Does anyone feel that cold compresses around the temples help. Or what I do is put my sunglasses in the fridge before I put them on. It works…let me know if anyone else tries this? And if it worked.

  4. ASHUTOSH GUPTA Reply

    i am also suffering from migraine especially during summer. Direct contact with sun makes it very painful specially on any one side… i wakeup every day with a mild indication as to whi h side is gonna hurt badly that day….. i dont think medicines are right solution for this. it has to do with how my body is configured in long run for sitting in ac cabins in front of computers and it doesn’t feel. right when it moves under a burning sun.

  5. Lynne Yudice Reply

    I suffered with headaches for two years after menopause. Went to many doctors and specialists. They only wanted to prescribe meds. Finally, I was at the bookstore and purchased a book on how to end headaches. I followed the program strictly for several months (felt the worst for first two weeks – mostly caffeine withdrawal). Then no more headaches! You need to identify your own triggers! It is a process, but no more pain is really worth it. Good luck.

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