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Body Heat

Hi all:

Excuse me if I don’t write this very coherently, but I’m in the middle of the migraine attack. Does anyone else notice their body heat rise before and during an attack?

Found a study that charted one migraine sufferer’s rise in body temperature during an attack and another abstract that talks about the human brain’s difficult in regulating temperature. It speculates that a migraine attack is an attempt to protect neurons from damage caused by heat. Interesting reading for you migraine nerds, like me, out there. Also, lets me know that when I feel my temperature rise, it’s time to get the meds ready.

And this

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  • Crystal
    4 years ago

    That’s interesting. I have the complete opposite. I become ice cold. I have to add more layers to myself.

  • 1w3a0da
    4 years ago

    I didn’t get to read your whole comet as they took some content out but yes I over heat like an oven.
    My husband can’t lye next to me I’m putting out so much heat.
    I have never associated my over heating to my migraines.
    I will talk to my doc about it, that is, after I do a bit of research myself.
    I guess you learn something new everyday especially on this site! Thank you for posting that 🙂

  • Jenn Lebowitz
    4 years ago

    Hi Anne-

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. In addition to feedback you may get from the community, I thought these articles would be helpful: and

    As always, we encourage you to reach out to your doctor about any new or worsening symptoms, to rule out any other potential underlying causes.

    Thanks again for sharing – and for being part of the community!


    Jenn (Community Manager,

  • Isabelle Machado
    4 years ago

    Hi Ann,
    Wish you well. When I had very severe migraine, I used to feel my upper arms very warm, and my lower arms very very cold. Never did anything about it though.
    Feel well.

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