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Old 07-28-2008, 08:03 AM
 
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I am another migraine sufferer. Also currently looking to relocate and hoping to find the ideal place to help with these horrible headaches.
Much of the research I have done has suggested the ideal location is just about anywhere in southern California. Seems to have the ideal climate with little barometric fluxuation. That would be my first choice if I could go anywhere.

Anyone have any experience with the Orlando area? I know its hot and humid, but that does not seem to bother me. Its the drastic barometic changes that trigger my headaches. I would appreciate any help!
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: southwest michigan
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I am another migraine sufferer. Also currently looking to relocate and hoping to find the ideal place to help with these horrible headaches.
Much of the research I have done has suggested the ideal location is just about anywhere in southern California. Seems to have the ideal climate with little barometric fluxuation. That would be my first choice if I could go anywhere.

Anyone have any experience with the Orlando area? I know its hot and humid, but that does not seem to bother me. Its the drastic barometic changes that trigger my headaches. I would appreciate any help!
I know this thread is over a year old, but in case anyone else can benefit from my input, I'm dredging it up: we live in southern California and there is A LOT of barometric fluctuation. The area can go from extremely high pressure and high temps (think high of 102 degrees) to extremely low pressure and low temps (think low of 59) in the span of a day. This is frequently caused by the battling winds- sometimes hot and dry coming from the desert (these are Santa Ana winds) and then cool and moist coming from the ocean to the west. This is terrible for my husband's migraines and one of the reasons I found this thread. His headache (and I think our young son suffers from the same pattern) today has been terrible and all of a sudden he said "let's figure out where we can move that doesn't have all these pressure changes!". So if you're looking for stable barometric pressure, SoCal will not necessarily be your place. And it certainly won't if you're also looking for affordability .

If anyone else has suggestions as to cities with few or gradual air pressure changes, that would be wonderful. Thanks! p.s. I always want to go home to Dallas, so I wouldn't be sad if someone suggests that
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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The American diet is NOTORIOUS for triggering migraines. I suffered for years and with the elimination of two ingredients my migraines have almost completely disappeared.

1) nutra-sweet aka aspartame. It's in all diet sodas. All "light" yogurts or "reduced calorie" juices. I don't have a reaction to splenda but aspartame is a trigger within 7 - 15 hours after ingesting it. If you're on a diet, avoid diet sodas, crystal light and instead drink water and real juice. Better to have real sugars in your diet in lesser quantities in order to reduce calories.

2) msg aka monosodium glutamate -- it's in Chinese food of course but also in many soups, bouillons, instant powdered sauces/gravies, flavored chips and snacks like doritos or bbq chips.

If you have a Trader Joe's near your house I recommend doing as much of your shopping there. No preservatives, no msg, no aspartame and the prices are still low. My health has improved since buying food from Trader Joe's, I've lost weight and my migraines are virtually gone.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:14 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I think I can sum up this whole thread-- no matter where you are, if you get migraines bad, it probably wont help moving to a new location, people get bad migraines in all regions, dry,humid,rainy,sunny,dark, blah blah blah.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:42 PM
 
Location: southwest michigan
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I think I can sum up this whole thread-- no matter where you are, if you get migraines bad, it probably wont help moving to a new location, people get bad migraines in all regions, dry,humid,rainy,sunny,dark, blah blah blah.
That's true- but if you've identified the cause of your particular migraine problem as being climate or pressure related, then moving to a new location may help you. Since the OP was looking for a place cool and dry to combat hers, I think it's a valid question. For us, not a lot of change in barometric pressure would be key (think low pressure most of the time). Any suggestions as to such a place seeing as we've already narrowed down the cause of the migraines?
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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That's true- but if you've identified the cause of your particular migraine problem as being climate or pressure related, then moving to a new location may help you. Since the OP was looking for a place cool and dry to combat hers, I think it's a valid question. For us, not a lot of change in barometric pressure would be key (think low pressure most of the time). Any suggestions as to such a place seeing as we've already narrowed down the cause of the migraines?


maybe somewhere like Boise, i dont really know, but what I do know is that my girlfriend gets bad migraines(dont know the exact reason) but most of the time its caused by not eating properly and the sun.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:14 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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St. George, Utah seems to be pretty low on humidity. I imagine it's cooler than Texas.

Stress seems to relate to many of the people I know with migraines. My Dad use to get pretty bad ones, but rarely has since retirement. Not sure what to tell you to do there.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:12 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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That's true- but if you've identified the cause of your particular migraine problem as being climate or pressure related, then moving to a new location may help you. Since the OP was looking for a place cool and dry to combat hers, I think it's a valid question. For us, not a lot of change in barometric pressure would be key (think low pressure most of the time). Any suggestions as to such a place seeing as we've already narrowed down the cause of the migraines?
You can use the "weather history" function at the weather underground site to bring up a graph for barometric pressure for a particular city.
Weather Station History : Weather Underground
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:36 AM
 
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the desert is actually the worst for migraines. the the sun give headaches within 10 minutes and you will never get used to that no mater what you do. night is nice though its like after blasting off into space when you get the wightlessness. the dry air and associated preessuere you get used to and that is actually a bad thing because when a storm does come through you get a migraine every time. i would think seatle where it is always rainey and cloudy would be ideal. desert == halucination grade migraine.
I never had migraines in va, fl ( but others seemed to be getting them) or indiana. but here in tucson az, the migraines are on par with getting hit in the funny bone all day long 13 days a month in the winter and this start of this summer it seems like i get them 2 out of 3 days.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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Cities with poor environmental air quality also trigger them. I live in Philadelphia which has one of the worst cities for air quality and I started having them after moving here.

The Pollution and Migraine*Connection - Dr Weil's Daily Health Tips - Natural Health Information Blog
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