I've been having lots of trouble with my migraines the past 10 days or so. I just took the GREs Saturday morning. I'm sure a lot of the pain was due to stressing over the test. But the weather here in Seattle has also been shifting around a lot lately—hot one day, cold the next; dry one day, pouring the next. I've read a little research on humidity and barometric pressure affecting migraine pain. So, I think I'm going to try to keep track of my pain and how it relates to weather.
I have chronic, daily migraines ... but most days they're mild. So, whenever they get to be more severe, I'm always keen to root out the source. Sometimes it's the scent of a new product I've recently purchased. Sometimes it's a food I've been eating. I'm hoping this series of headaches just fades away once I get back into my routine now that I've finished the GREs.
But for anyone who has any type of chronic pain that may or may not be affected by the weather, I found this handy link on the Weather Channel's website. They rate, on a scale of 1 to 10, how strong the possibility for weather-related pain is on any given day. They even forecast out aches and pains 10 days into the future. I just found the site, but I'll be curious to see if there's any correlation.
In the meantime, I'll be holding my head and looking for something cold to hold over my eyes.