During the cold weather, I hardly ever have a headache. But when the weather starts warming up in the spring & during the summer, I have headaches just about every day. I can almost put my finger on the time the headaches will cease during the fall. I take preventive medications year round such as Topamax, Propanolol, and Paxil, but I don't think they are really doing their job. When I do get a headache I either take 3 aspirin w/ caffeine or an Imitrex. I'm not certain if my headaches are tension or migraine or a combo of both. I go to a neurologist, but if my headaches are weather related, should I be going to an allergist or an ENT instead? Do my headaches sound like they are sinus related? Whenever I try to wean myself off of the medications, my headaches seem to flare up worse. I'm also very conscious of the dangers of medication overuse and watch my intake of over the counter meds. Rhonda.
I wake up almost everyday with a headache. I notice when the weather is hot or cold I can get a headache. I sleep with the fan hitting my aface because that's is the only way I can get some sleep. I used to take over the counter aids, but that doesn't seem to help anymore. I am 23 years old and have had these headaches ever since I began my cycle at age 11. They are usually right of my forehead. I've gained some weight and my pants could be too tight, could that be a reason? Liz.
Have your headaches been diagnosed? Changes in barometric pressure and extremes in temperature can be Migraine triggers.
Waking with a headache or Migraine is very often an indication that it was triggered by a problem with your sleep. Too much sleep, too little sleep, disrupted sleep, poor quality sleep, and irregular sleep schedules can all be problems. You can find out more about this in our vi...
Exercise has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression . Finding the time, the energy and the motivation to exercise during the warm summer months is easier than doing so during the winter. But cold weather doesn't have to mean the end of your exercise. Below are some tips for continuing an exercise program during the fall and winter months and some things to watch out for to help keep you safe.
Exercise outdoors. It might be cold, but that doesn't mean you have to huddle inside. The fresh air and natural light will help lift your spirits and give you more energy (and reduce the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.) When going out into the cold, help stay comfortable by dressing in layers. This gives you the option to remove some of the layers if you get warm. You might even want to start out with warm clothes by placing them in the dryer a few minutes. Feeling warm and toasty when you first go outside can help you stay warmer (or at least feel warmer.) If yo...
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