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Old 12-30-2007, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I get weather headaches frequently and migraines regularly. I am on daily beta blockers x 20some years. Couldn't live without Imitrex but would like to.
I have heard that San Diego, Hawaii and the Pacific NW are good places for having less frequent weather headaches.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I get weather headaches frequently and migraines regularly. I am on daily beta blockers x 20some years. Couldn't live without Imitrex but would like to.
I have heard that San Diego, Hawaii and the Pacific NW are good places for having less frequent weather headaches.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
I've never heard of the Canadian cities of San Diego or Hawaii...

Canada doesn't have a Pacific Northwest...

Our northwest borders the Arctic Ocean.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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I have been researching the same thing as I am in a similar situation. I currently live in Southern Ontario and have had specialists tell me this is among the worst place for migraine sufferers.
Best places to live are apparently Hawaii and the southernmost California.
8 of the 20 bottom ranked cities for migraine sufferers (meaning best places to live) are located in California. This is according to Moderator cut: linking to competitors sites is not allowed

It would be beneficial to here from someone who has made a move from a cold weather climate to one of these areas, but thought I would offer up some of the info I had found.

Last edited by Yac; 01-08-2008 at 04:30 AM..
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I guess the question is, what are the weather/temperature/climate factors that affect migraine sufferers? If it's a constant change in temperature throughout the year, then I suppose the goal is to move somewhere where the temperatures remain consistent. The Pacific Northwest of the USA, or the Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island part of BC don't have the humidity of the east in the summer, nor the freezing temperatures/cold spells of the east in the winter, so perhaps that's one reason?

I do know that people who suffer from sunlight sensitivity often move to Prince Rupert because it is almost always consistently cloudy there.
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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Default In Need Of Help!!!

Hello Everyone!

This chat is perfect, as my wife and I were just discussing this topic.
My wife has been a life long member of your migraine sufferers club, and for this, I am so sorry.
She has lived in the high elavations in Montana, the pan-handle of Florida. Dallas and now in New England.
So far, no one place has had an impact on her. She does feel barometric pressure is a factor, (ie: hurricanes) but what is strange is that living in New England, the pressure is generally as high as the Florida pressure during a hurricane, go figure.
Please continue your input and Thank you!
Narpa
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Canada doesn't have a Pacific Northwest...

Our northwest borders the Arctic Ocean.
Many people, in WA & Vancouver/ Vancouver Island consider the term "Pacific Northwest" to include that southwestern section of BC. Sunset magazine, the magazine for Western living, has a Pacific NW edition that includes BC. I agree it's the only part of Canada that is included in a U.S. geographical classification. For better or worse.

I live in Seattle now and people think of Vancouver as part of the "Pacific NW"- look at other threads in this site...and when in Vancouver, people identify strongly with "Pacific Northwest" lifestyles. It's the distance & similarities. Although cities in Canada's midsection aren't identified as "Midwest" or "Middle Canada". Just a phenomenon for southwestern BC.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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Thought I would bump this up again as I continue my search for input from people who have made a move or who live in an area with a constant or near constant barometric pressure. I believe the area of San Diego and Anahiem CA is one such place and would love to hear from migraine sufferers or weather buffs from that area, but am also starting research into Windermere...near Orlando. It's not as close a match for the perfect weather senario...but may be where our business takes us!

Any input appreciated!
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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Originally Posted by seethelight View Post
I get weather headaches frequently and migraines regularly. I am on daily beta blockers x 20some years. Couldn't live without Imitrex but would like to.
I have heard that San Diego, Hawaii and the Pacific NW are good places for having less frequent weather headaches.
Does anyone have any experience with this?

OMG!!! STOP! DO NOT MOVE TO THE NORTHWEST!!!! IT'S TERRIBLE FOR MIGRAINES!!!
I'm from Oregon, I've lived here my whole life.. I get Migraines all the time.. I moved to Southern California near LA for five months.. I only got two head aches in that time! It was awesome!!!
do not move to the North West! the barometric pressure is unbelievable. It'll kill you!
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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I get weather headaches frequently and migraines regularly. I am on daily beta blockers x 20some years. Couldn't live without Imitrex but would like to.
I have heard that San Diego, Hawaii and the Pacific NW are good places for having less frequent weather headaches.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
I got on this site to find if there is a better place--to get fewer serious migraines--than San Diego. The barometric pressure is often low, with weather fronts that come up from Baja. While I'm not in the worst shape possible, I get weather-related migraines with aura and some hemiplegia on the average of every other month, but I've gotten them as often as 3 in a week.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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I have been researching the same thing as I am in a similar situation. I currently live in Southern Ontario and have had specialists tell me this is among the worst place for migraine sufferers.
Best places to live are apparently Hawaii and the southernmost California.
8 of the 20 bottom ranked cities for migraine sufferers (meaning best places to live) are located in California. This is according to Moderator cut: linking to competitors sites is not allowed

It would be beneficial to here from someone who has made a move from a cold weather climate to one of these areas, but thought I would offer up some of the info I had found.
Here's my reply to another person in this post. I have also lived in Seattle (for a year) and in Maine. There is basically no difference between the number of migraines with aura etc. I got in those places, in the Bay Area (13 years) and in San Diego.

I got on this site to find if there is a better place--to get fewer serious migraines--than San Diego. The barometric pressure is often low, with weather fronts that come up from Baja. While I'm not in the worst shape possible, I get weather-related migraines with aura and some hemiplegia on the average of every other month, but I've gotten them as often as 3 in a week.

It's all so depressing.
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