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Winter weather could be increasing migraines, health experts say

Posted at 3:40 PM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 20:44:53-05

Now that we're seeing cooler temperatures, it's possible you could be experiencing more migraines. 

"I think whenever the temperature changes they get worse," said Maricela Robles, who gets migraines about once a month. 

Holly Yancy, Director of the Headache Institute at Banner University Medical Center, says its possible the temperature can play a role. She said a change in the air pressure could also make your head hurt. 

"Changes in temperature come changes in barometric pressure," Yancy said. 

Winter weather also means less sunlight, which some doctors say can lead to Vitamin D deficiency. 

Yancy says she recommends to patients to take supplements to increase those levels. But if you get migraines often, doctors recommend sticking to a routine when it comes to eating, exercise, and sleep.

Also, develop relaxation techniques and keep a journal to document when you get them. It could eventually help you understand what triggers them. 

If you have any concerns or feel like the pain is out of the ordinary, see a doctor to get checked out.