Weather triggered Migraines - can we predict them?
For many of us, changes in the weather are a horrid Migraine trigger. Some doctors prescribe medications we can take in hopes of preventing Migraines when we know a weather change is coming. Even for those who don't take medications, it's helpful to know that a potential trigger is coming so we can be more prepared. The trick is knowing that weather change is on the way.
On the Weather Channel web site, a new tool is available that can help track what may be coming -- their Aches & Pains Forecast:
The Aches & Pains index forecasts the potential for weather-related pain issues on a scale of 0 - 10. The index is calculated using barometric pressure, absolutely humidity, chances of precipitation, temperature, and wind.
On the Weather Channel site, you can enter your zip code and save a page customized to your needs. If you're planning to travel, you can enter any zip code to check conditions at your destination.
How well doe the Aches & Pains Forecast work? I don't know yet, but I intend to use it and find out. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.
For more information about weather as a trigger, see Migraines Often Triggered By Change In the Weather.