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Question by  Ellen (25)

Why do I get a headache when it rains?

Every time it rains I get a headache, even when I'm feeling fine moments before. It's weird.


Answer by  Shreyansh (236)

Its not at all weird, this is a problem with a lot of people. It is because of the changes in atmospheric pressure specially because of low atmospheric pressure.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

When it rains, the atmospheric pressure in the air changes. Low atmospheric pressure especially has an effect on the fluid in your joints. It expands, which makes your joints stiffen up as well as aggravates your nerves and tenses your muscles. As a result, many people suffer pressure headaches when it rains.


Answer by  codyligon (107)

When rain falls, the barometric pressure in the atmosphere has increased. This increase in pressure can affect an individual's sinus cavity and cause an internal increase in pressure. The increased pressure in the sinus cavities exerts pressure throughout the rest of an individual's head and results in a headache and migraines as well.


Answer by  Ssally (191)

Two reasons come to mind. One could be that you have a slight sinus problem, and the drop in barometric pressure is causing pain. Another could be that you are just one of those people sensitive to changes in environment - which includes weather. I would recommend consulting your doctor on this next visit.


Answer by  Anonymous

It happens to me too! Its really has effected me since its been raining every other day here in utah!

Reply by robert1973 (1):
i know when we went west on vacation and it rained in south dakota my head didnt hurt but on the way back home we go to ohio my head was a pounding and the next day it was raining i felt better but with a little headache  add a comment

Answer by  Anonymous

Sumatriptan; buy the 100 mg and break into 4 parts (25 mg does it for me)

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