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  • By Erin

    I have an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale,Arizona in early October, and I was wondering what the weather was like? If anybody lives near there,I would appreciate any information. Weather changes and pressure fronts are some of my worst triggers. I’d Google it,but someone with actual experience would be more helpful. Thanks in advance. If anyone has been to the Scottsdale clinic,was it helpful and worth an awful plane ride? It feels like this is my last hope.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi captainquervo,

    I just answered a very similar question, and will be happy to share the same information with you! Here goes;

    I don’t live in AZ, but have been there for conferences. You may want to talk to your doctor about taking medication to avoid barometric pressure changes for your flight. We have information on this here; https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-triggers-weather-changes/.

    The Scottsdale clinic is supposed to be wonderful, but again, I’ve not been there. When picking out a clinic it’s important to go for the doctor, not necessarily the clinic name. Does that make sense?

    Do keep us posted on how you make out in AZ, and I’ll let Kerrie (who lives in AZ) know to take a look here.

    Nancy

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  • By StephenW

    Hi captainquervo,

    October can be hit or miss here. I’m down near Tucson myself and for Arizona we are near the end of our Monsoon season here. Up until 2008 they measured it with the dew points so it was always a floating season. It now goes from June 15 until Sept 30th for public safety reasons as well as how fast the weather can change here so you may get some changes though early October most if not all of it should be about over just be prepared. I know speaking for myself this monsoon has been bad on my migraines as I have some of the same triggers.

    Stephen

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