DO WEATHER CHANGES EFFECT MIGRAINE FREQUENCY?

July 23rd, 2011

Many articles have been written suggesting that changes in weather conditions can negatively affect migraine frequency. It has been suggested that changes in barometric pressure, wind speeds, sunlight, rainfall and temperature can cause migraines.

A study recently completed at the medical University of Vienna in Austria examined the impact of changes of weather on 250 chronic migraine sufferers. At the end of the study the researchers found that none of these changes in weather had any significant impact on intensity or frequency of migraines.

If future studies support this finding this is good news for migraine sufferers because it eliminates one thing that they don’t have to worry about, weather changes!

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S