Could move to different climate cause increase in Migraine severity?

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    I just recently moved to New Orleans from Kentucky and the severity of my migraines has increased 10 fold.  Could the changes in sunlight/climate change have something to do with it? Amy.


    Dear Amy;

    Yes, the changes in sunlight, climate, weather, etc. could definitely have something to do with the increased severity of your Migraines. This is something that can subside over time as your body becomes accustomed to the changes.

    All of that said, it's would be best to see your doctor for a check up to be sure that nothing else is causing this increase.

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Published On: November 24, 2009