A change in the weather, can trigger migraines for some people.
"Certain features in the weather seem to trigger the attacks. Those were very high temperature, very low temperature, high humidity, low humidity, and barometric pressure change," said Dr. Stewart Tepper at the Cleveland Clinic.
Food, stress, and even habits can also be causes of migraine headaches.
Tepper said migraines appear to be the only type of headache affected by weather.
He also said they can be triggered when a big weather front moves into an area, like Chinook winds.
If someone thinks their headaches are weather-related, Tepper recommends keeping a headache diary.
"You try to cross-reference your diary with the weather. Most people who have weather triggers, they know it. They know they're going to get headache. The issue has not been whether they know it or now, but whether they get the diagnosis right. And they may mistakenly think they have a sinus problem, when in fact, it's migraine," said Tepper.
Tepper said migraines are not seasonal. There is no one season or time of the year that is worse than others.
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