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AIBU to think you can get headaches due to the weather?

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Aberforthsgoat Thu 28-Feb-19 15:17:47

I’m on a roll with threads today - can you tell I have a day to myself!!grin

I get what I refer to as oppression or tension headaches, like oppressive pressure from above. Had them all my life and I get them when it gets really overcast with black clouds, when it’s stormy or particularly cloudy with angry black clouds.
My mum gets them and her mum used to get them to.

DH thinks I’m stark raving mad and that there can not possibly be any correlation between the weather and a headache but it happens EVERY time and that’s the only real time I get them.

Sometimes I can accurately predict it’s going to storm or get darker/rain because of the feeling of oppression.

AIBU? Or do other people get this too!

Aberforthsgoat Thu 28-Feb-19 20:34:03

I didn’t realise that was the official name
That sounds better than my vague descriptions!

passtheloveon Thu 28-Feb-19 19:37:50

I have headaches when it’s raining.The official term is barometric pressure headache.You are definitely not stark raving mad 👍

MoBiroBo Thu 28-Feb-19 19:35:37

Me too. Dark cloud means headaches for me.

cushioncovers Thu 28-Feb-19 19:31:26

^Yep, it’s the low pressure

I get them with those bleak, grey days when you can’t even see the sky cos it’s that murky colour^

Yep I get this on those days all through the spring and summersad

Aberforthsgoat Thu 28-Feb-19 19:29:33

I like that name! I may adopt it

These were the clouds causing mine today

MarieIVanArkleStinks Thu 28-Feb-19 18:36:35

Yes! I get this it too: I call it my 'Thunder-Head'. It's not a headache and I've never suffered from migraines, but do get a sense of light-headedness and pressure around my temples when there's going to be an electric storm or a very heavy cloudburst. I can often predict rain or a storm about 10 minutes before it happens, sort of like I'm a human barometer who can feel when the air pressure drops rapidly!

DH calls me the weather witch smile

Papillon45 Thu 28-Feb-19 18:32:36

I get asthma attacks when there’s a lot of pressure/when a storms coming in addition to the headaches 😩

Aberforthsgoat Thu 28-Feb-19 18:29:35

Dh is genuinely shocked so many people have the same grin
And sheepish

SurgeHopper Thu 28-Feb-19 18:08:07

Of course. It's a well known phenomenon

Aberforthsgoat Thu 28-Feb-19 18:06:57

@fiveredbricks that sounds really interesting do you have a link?

TwoRoundabouts Thu 28-Feb-19 18:06:46

I have chronic sinusitis so yes I get headaches with low pressure.

Fluffyears Thu 28-Feb-19 18:01:06

I’vevaieays haf ‘pressure’ headaches when they weather is thundery x

DaisyDreaming Thu 28-Feb-19 17:33:45

Fiverbricks- do you have a link? I can’t find anything on google

Hearthside Thu 28-Feb-19 16:43:21

Absolutely you can . I get migraine and one of my triggers is a windy day or a thunder migraine if there is a storm brewing .You can pretty much guarantee if there is going to be a weather day like that i will get a migraine.

LucyFox Thu 28-Feb-19 16:33:16

🙋‍♀️ Yes - another weather headache sufferer here. It’s definitely a “thing”

I get “hungry headaches”, “tired headaches”, “thirsty headaches”, “weather headaches” etc & they are all different. Weather headaches usually feel like a heavy weight pressing down on my head whilst thirsty headaches are more in my temples & stress/tension headaches at the back of my head.

Sewrainbow Thu 28-Feb-19 16:21:44

Absolutely you can, mum and I do as does dh. I did think mum was talking nonsense when I was younger though until I got them myself.

percheron67 Thu 28-Feb-19 16:21:42

Very much so. I have "thunder" headaches and, also, "snow" headaches. I have migraine anyway so the air pressure is an extra cause.

MirriVan Thu 28-Feb-19 16:18:15

Yup, storm headaches are totally A Thing.

QueenOfCatan Thu 28-Feb-19 15:51:28

Yep. I got them often when I lived in Brighton! Now I'm back in flat land and only get them when it's really overcast or going to be stormy.

ChakiraChakra Thu 28-Feb-19 15:45:24

Yep. My science might be TOTALLY off with this, but we know that eyes are sensitive to pressure, and ears are, so it's would seem fairly straightforward to me that if at least two things in the head that interact with the outside are going to pick up and be affected by it, of course the inside of the head could be affected, either by the changes or signals the eyes and ears are broadcasting or more directly somehow.

Witchend Thu 28-Feb-19 15:44:35

I can tell if a storm is coming by my head. Dh finds it hard to believe, but has to admit I am rarely wrong.
He also doesn't believe that when my hair needs washing I also get a headache-it clears as soon as I've washed it.

ShannonRockallMalin Thu 28-Feb-19 15:42:23

Definitely. I always get headaches in the hours before a thunderstorm.

Aberforthsgoat Thu 28-Feb-19 15:40:06

@annieoh1 that’s scary glad she survived it. I’ve had my blood pressure checked regularly at various check ups and always been fine so hopefully mine is more what everyone else is saying (I’m prone to health anxiety so I catastrophise anyway)

I’m going to show DH this thread! Even though I’m sorry everyone else suffers them too, I’m glad it’s not just me being mad!

MargoLovebutter Thu 28-Feb-19 15:40:04

It is definitely a thing. I'm really sensitive to pressure changes and get horrible headaches when the pressure is low. They're called barometric pressure headaches.

ShakeYourTailFeathers Thu 28-Feb-19 15:38:31

Yes it's a thing. Where I live we get Chinooks (the wind, not the helicopter) which come with a big air pressure change and lots of people complain the get a headache with them

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