Weather: Migraine and Headache Trigger

Weather – changes in humidity, temperature, and air pressure, is one of the most common migraine triggers and one of the hardest to control.

Sunny, warm weather, gets you out and about, but can result in heat exhaustion. Dehydration plays a large role in heat exhaustion. When you become overheated, you can’t sweat enough to keep your body temperature cool.

You may develop a headache or even trigger a migraine from heat exhaustion. Along with a pounding headache, you may also notice other symptoms, including muscle cramps, a rapid pulse, nausea and/or vomiting, fatigue and cool, clammy skin even when you’re in the sun.

If you are starting to develop these symptoms, it is best to stop what you’re doing, find a shaded area and drink some water.

For unrelenting headaches or migraines triggered by heat, the Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology offers acute IV treatment interventions including IV Fluids for hydration, medications for nausea and vomiting, and other headache/migraine relief medications.

For more information regarding acute IV treatment interventions for intractable headaches or migraines, please call and speak to one of care providers.