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Moving for migraine relief, southern Florida?

I’ve begun to track pressure changes almost by the minute where I live here in Colorado Springs. In doing so I am convinced at least some of my 20+ migraines a month are due to extreme drops in barometric pressure. We will have the opportunity to relocate in about 10 months when my husband retires and beginning to think about where I would be better off (and, of course would be comparable economically to CO Springs) since we have this opportunity.

Does anyone have experience with Southern Florida? We especially interested in somewhere south of Tampa, maybe Ft. Myers, Naples, etc. I’ve been tracking the daily pressure changes there and it seems they are much steadier for most of the year. I know the humidity is high, but I think I can deal with that. We aren’t interested in AZ.

Anyone who has experience living in southern FL, please help!


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  • Tom Picerno moderator
    2 months ago

    Hello Colorado4Now! I’m a bit north of theTampa area here in sunny Florida. The summer here with the humidity can be awful some days but it beats the snow! I find that the pressure changes with storm fronts triggers migraine attacks. We do tend to have lots of storms here including the occasional hurricane. I also have moderate light sensitivity so I welcome the overcast days and dread them equally lol. All in all Florida is a very nice state to live in.

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    2 months ago

    HI Colorado4Now,

    Great question many of us grapple with. One of our contributors, Kerrie Smyres moved to help reduce her migraine attack frequency you can read about here; https://migraine.com/blog/relocating-avoid-weather-triggers/.

    There is also a medication you can take for weather trigger migraine attacks called Diamox. This article has more information about this; https://migraine.com/living-migraine/triggered-by-weather-this-medication-may-help/.

    I’m sure others will be along shortly to share their experiences with you.

    I hope this helps.
    Wishing you a low pain day,
    Nancy

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    2 months ago

    HI Colorado4Now,

    Great question many of us grapple with. One of our contributors, Kerrie Smyres moved to help reduce her migraine attack frequency you can read about here; https://migraine.com/blog/relocating-avoid-weather-triggers/.

    There is also a medication you can take for weather trigger migraine attacks called Diamox. This article has more information about this; https://migraine.com/living-migraine/triggered-by-weather-this-medication-may-help/.

    I hope this helps.
    Wishing you a low pain day,
    Nancy

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