Barometer

I'm willing to bet that there are few people out there who are as excited about the recent (and upcoming) weather warm-up as I am.  I have already talked about how much I hate the winter, and even DH has been feeling the SAD (seasonal affective disorder.)  We've even had some semi-serious conversations about moving to a warmer climate, but when it comes down to it, I'm pretty sure we're not going anywhere. 

This past weekend was the first taste of "the warm-up."  Yesterday the temperatures were in the upper 40's and all of the snow finally melted on our driveway.  It was also the first migraine that I've had in a while.

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Do you remember science projects from grade school?  I once did a project on barometers.  I made two different types of barometers and had a real barometer as well and used them to measure changes in the atmospheric pressure.  Some were more accurate than others, but I remember at the time being amazed that I could actually observe these devices reflecting changes in pressure when I myself was too unobservant to notice them.

Being unobservant to atmospheric pressure is no longer the case.  Now, it seems that whenever the weather changes, I get a migraine.  It's particularly bad when the weather goes from cold to warm, instead of the other way around.  Some people feel weather changes in their joints, and as someone who had a relatively major knee surgery, you'd think I'd notice it there instead of my head.  In fact I think I'd rather feel it in my knee.  But for some reason my brain hates changes in the weather, and I suffer dearly. 

It makes me appreciate the warm weather just a little less, and when I'm in the throes of a migraine I might even be heard saying something crazy like, "I just want cold weather again!"  Don't worry, it's not true.  I love the warm weather and I really do love spring.  But after last spring, when I had the worst migraines I have ever experienced, and after this most recent one - when it's not even spring yet! - I am definitely concerned about what the upcoming months have in store for me. 

For now, I feel like I should put together some makeshift barometers again and see which predictor model is more accurate - one of my homespun devices, or my poor little head. 

1 comments:

Ms2Mrs..and back to Ms said...

Know you're not alone. I ended up passed out on my couch for most of Valentine's Day passed out on my couch with a Migraine as well. Hope you feel better soon!

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