Do you get nagging morning headaches every time weather changes? You might be suffering from Barometric Pressure Headache like me. I’ve shared some tips in this blog post.
Barometric Pressure Headaches
Hey Baby Boomers and everybody else, Andy here. I have just started blogging, so please be gentle and kind. LOL! With the blowing out of the candles on my last birthday cake I turned that dreaded half century mark (50, OMG!). If you’re like me you have this inexplicable and insatiable appetite for health and wellness blog posts, articles and websites. Well here’s another one. For the longest time in my life I had these nagging morning headaches every time that the seasons changed. Almost every morning, not always but on a somewhat regular basis.
I’m telling you these headaches were the worst. It would really ruin my day. I am sure that some of you out there know exactly what I am talking about. So you know what, I Googled it. Guess what? There is such a thing. It’s called “Barometric Pressure Headaches”. I was a little relieved because at least I could put a name to the malady. Now that I think of it, my Mom had the exact same thing and and it was really debilitating for her. I came across a site which is run by people who suffer from Barometric Pressure Headaches and try to help visitors take control and reduce the frequency and severity of BPH.
Scientists are still unclear as to why changes in weather causes BPH & other migraines. There is a theory, however. Changes in pressure cause changes in oxygen levels. It could be that blood vessels in your head expand or contract to compensate. Like I said it’s just a theory.
What can I do about Barometric Pressure Headaches?
- Keep a log or journal just to see if it really is weather changes or if you’re about to go on a trip.
- Talk to your doctor about medications available for this condition. I always have my trusty bottle of Tylenol extra strength with me.
- Some have expressed some relief with an ionizer or humidifier or even a walk beside a waterfall or river.
- I always have my trusty bottle of Tylenol extra strength and a cold pack for the back of my neck with me.
- Make healthier lifestyle choices like eating better and, exercise regularly, get enough sleep and get your stress level under control.
- This was helpful for me, an ergonomically correct pillow.
I tried all of these suggestions to get my morning headaches down to a only a few days. Some were very helpful and the severity and frequencies of BPH were cut dramatically. Maybe once or twice a week. Not so bad considering and I hope that these are helpful for all of you out there. Soon I will have another useful blog concerning our health but until then. Please take care.