In the past six months, I have come to dread small climate changes. Do you know how it can be say 20 degrees but when a storm is rolling in it somehow rises to around 40 just before the storm hits? Those are the changes I’m talking about that bring on a dreaded headache.
For whatever reason (actually it was entirely stress related) I started getting headaches during the summer last year. When they first started, it was pretty constant. During the month of August, I had a headache every single day for the entire month. I saw a doctor, took meds, but really, it took changing some things in my life to get them to at least only come a few times a month.
Even though I made the changes and lessened the stress in my life, it’s like my body decided that it was used to having headaches so it kept the headaches, but I now have relief for days at a time.
I was talking to my sister, who suffers from headaches too, and she told me about the weather thing. I don’t know if I was just ready to blame it on something other than stress, but it happens without fail now.
Today is the perfect example. It wasn’t that stressful of a day and yet around 4:00 pm I started getting a headache. The first thing I did was look at the weather app on my phone – 80% chance of snow starting at 6:00 pm tonight. I enjoy snow, especially when I can stay home and cuddle in a nice warm blanket. What I really dislike is the weird pressure thing that happens before the storm hits.
I’m sure there is some scientific terminology to explain all this. The only thing I can say is that I’m pretty miserable when it happens.
Headaches are just really awful.