I have bipolar1 and have noticed that there are temperature drops and spikes. During spikes in temperature i get sever debilitating headaches i can't move, light and sound bother me, and my mood gets worse.
My question is does body temperature effect migraines and do migraines have any thing to do with bipolar?
Thank you, Blaine.
Yes, dramatic temperature changes can trigger Migraines. For some people, just going from an air conditioned room out into a hot summer day, or vice versa, can trigger a Migraine.
Also, mood swings can be a symptoms of a Migraine attack. During a Migraine, levels of neurotransmitters such a serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine fluctuate, and that can indeed cause mood changes and swings.
Migraine disease and bipolar disorder can be comorbid conditions, which means that a person can have them both at the same time, but there is no causative relationship, neither causes the other. For more information about Migraine and bipolar disorder, see Migraine Disease and Bipolar Disorder.
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Published On: February 19, 2011