JustJoJan Day 19 – Small Climate Changes and Headaches

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.


Just Jot It January is hosted by Lind G. Hill. Today’s prompt, climate, was brought to us by Joanne at Top of JC’s Mind.

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22 thoughts on “JustJoJan Day 19 – Small Climate Changes and Headaches

  1. I used to have headaches for the same reason – barometric pressure changes. Now I feel it in my back and right leg – excruciating. I don’t know which one is worse. I experienced it yesterday. It is real. I feel like I should say,”May the force be with you” or something to that effect. Pain can be a great teacher. I pray for headache-free days ahead for you. Love you. 😏

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    • Hah! Perfect! We all need The Force in our lives! I always thought it was a bit of superstition or just, you know, old people… But it is a thing and not just headaches. I’m sorry you have pain too. My thoughts are with you. Love you Sis!

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