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  1. #1
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    Default What helps your barometric pressure headaches?

    Does anyone else suffer from these? What do you do to get through them? Mine have been pretty bad lately, and I don't think I can change the weather!

    Do you find the headaches are worse with low or high pressure? Does anyone know what pressure values are considered low and high? I'd like to start tracking values if I can to see when my headaches are the worst.



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    I suspect everyone has their own "pressure range". I know that below 1013 mlbars and above 1020, I get the crankies. Excedrin is what works best for me.

    i use the NOAA point forecast site to track changes.

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    Oddly, I don't get them anymore, but I used to get them ranging from mild to really bad. I could not predict the severity and they would last about three days. Oh, joy. My "fix" was ice cold coke classic only in a can, a double dose of aspirin, an d an extremely hot shower. At night, a hot water bottle made a big difference. I found that I had to keep busy and not lie around dwelling on the pain-just made it worse.


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    Mine come with dizziness so sleeping in a dark room works. If I can't do that, the hangover standby of Coca cola and Tylenol, and yeah, I know the caffeine isn't good for headaches. Get a lot less of them after moving to the Great American Desert. Less arthritis, too
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    What you are getting are migraines. Barometric pressure is one of my triggers. I take Topamax as a preventative and Imitrex to stop them. This has been very effective for me.

    My daughter is starting down the same road and since she is still a teenager the neurologist suggested that she take Butterbur as a preventative. It helped her quite a bit. I think he prescribed Cafergot for her headaches.



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    Well...it is legal in WA and CO now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lcw579 View Post

    My daughter is starting down the same road and since she is still a teenager the neurologist suggested that she take Butterbur as a preventative. It helped her quite a bit. I think he prescribed Cafergot for her headaches.
    I read this as Butterfinger and thought "Yes! A Butterfinger and a Coke!!"
    From AliCat518 "Seriously, why would you NOT put fried chicken in your purse?!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by rustbreeches View Post
    I read this as Butterfinger and thought "Yes! A Butterfinger and a Coke!!"
    LOL Well, that will work too!



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    I get migraines, but they are focused in a different place than the headaches I get from barometric pressure. I get them when the temperature warms up suddenly, always on the "up." I tend to feel the pain sharply in my sinuses and Advil congestion relief is a godsend.



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    I get sinus headaches and used to take Advil Cold & Sinus. Then, I had a funky liver function test, and my doctor told me not to take painkillers of any type. I found out that apparently (and probably just for me) part of my more frequent sinus headaches was taking the medication. Sometimes there is a rebound effect, and with me that happened. So now I just tough it out, and the duration of the spell seems to be the same, but the frequency is much less. So for me, not doing anything seems to work, and taking anything doesn't seem to help anyway.
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    I call them Sinus headaches, but they come like clock work when a big weather system is coming, I can predict the weather! LOL
    I just go to sleep as a remedy!
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." ?Caffeinated.



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    i got a killer migraine the day a snow storm was coming. Never got them before i had my daughter



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    Yeah, mine were a post-pregnancy thing. Every time a storm rolls in now, I get the migraine from hell. Drives me insane.



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    Starting one now, cuz a big rain system is moving into Georgia for tonight.

    Tylenol Sinus, 2 aspirin & a Coke or coffee. Mimics the now-off-the-market Excedrin Migraine formula, plus sinus stuff.
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- "When they try to tell you these are your Golden years, don't believe 'em.... It's rust."


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoMare View Post
    Starting one now, cuz a big rain system is moving into Georgia for tonight.

    Tylenol Sinus, 2 aspirin & a Coke or coffee. Mimics the now-off-the-market Excedrin Migraine formula, plus sinus stuff.
    Oooooooh, I LOVE you! Excedrin Migraine saved my bacon so many times



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    My pressure headaches are not migraines. The only thing that helps me is some kind of sinus medication, usually Sudafed, but for some reason it seems to be unavailable where I live, so Advil Cold & Sinus it is. The medication I take for migraines does not help these headaches....



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    Default Do you ever notice an "event" after/near headache?

    Does it ever seem like there is an earthquake or other odd event as well as/instead of a traditional weather change?

    For migraine sufferers, Diane Rheem (sp) had specialists on her show today on National Public Radio. It was very interesting.



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    Excedrine migraine + Coca-cola + Long nap.
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    Mine always came when the pressure dropped, but they disappeared a few years ago, which coincides with finally getting to an allergist and on regular allergy meds, so I'm not sure if being on those regularly helps avoid these headaches. FWIW, I do Claritin-D daily.

    When I got them, I would do full-on Coke and 3 Advil or 2 Excedrin Migraine. Funny to see so many people go to Coke with a headache; I thought I was weird.

    Also, I'm pretty sure Excedrin Migraine is back; it was on a voluntary recall for 10 months, but started shipping back to stores in October from what I've read.


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    I hope so KTR! But in a pinch, their "formula" is 2 Aspirin, 2 XS Tylenol & a source of caffeine.
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- "When they try to tell you these are your Golden years, don't believe 'em.... It's rust."



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