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Moving because of migraines? Migraine better in Switzerland??

  • By sunshinekkf

    Has anyone ever moved to a different party of the country to help with their migraines?

    I’ve suffered from chronic daily migraines for over the past 25+ years. I’ve literally tried everything and nothing works! This past summer I traveled to Switzerland for two weeks and was amazed to find my headaches much more bearable. I still had a daily headache but it was soooo much better. I actually enjoyed the day instead of just trying to get through the day so I can go to sleep and not feel the pain. It was incredible!!!!!

    Anyway, after experiencing such relief I immediately wanted to pack up and move to Switzerland. Ha! Unfortunately this is not logistically possible for me right now.

    I started doing some research and spoke with my neurologist. She said Texas ( which is where I currently live) is a horrible place for migraines. She suggested the west coast. One of my relatives who suffers from migraines as well, has experienced some relief in California. I’ve read San Diego is a really good location for those of us who suffer from migraines that tend to be worse with barometric pressure changes.

    Everyone thinks I’m crazy but I would move across the country in a second if I knew it would help!

    Has anyone had any success with migraines feeling better in San Diego or any other areas on the west coast?

    Thank you!

  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi sunshinekkf,

    Thank you for sharing your story with us and being part of our discussion forum – we’re glad you’re here!

    I live in Western New York where the weather is constantly fluctuating, so I get it, but weather probably isn’t the only trigger there is. There is a medication you may want to look into called Diamox which can be used for weather triggered migraine attacks;

    I’ve not considered moving specifically for migraine disease, but know others who have with mixed results. You can read more about that here;

    Let me know if you have more questions,

  • By Ughhhh

    I never had headaches before moving to Colorado. It probably depends on the particulars of the climate conditions that are triggering your headaches. The climate here is complete opposite of climate I grew up in and it does not agree with me. High altitude living I have never completely adjusted to. I do think moving can make a difference for certain people, it depends.

  • By sunshinekkf

    Thank you guys so much! Yes, I have had a headache , all day, EVERY SINGLE DAY…24/7 for the past 25+ years!!!! It never goes away. The weather seems to make a big difference, although I know it is not the only trigger.

    I am so desperate for relief. 🙁 If I could just help one of the variables and triggers it would at least make it more manageable. I will definitely check out the medication you recommended and read the other forums.

    Thank you so much for all your help!!! I hope everyone has a good headache day!