Hi Lisa...yeah, we did have a few threads on this b4, but the temp and weather changes get to me....I get HA's as the barometer drops.....I prefer to be warm than cold.
Cold bothers me too! But really hot seems to do me in too or maybe its the humidity. I live in Mississippi. Oh and dont forget the rain! --Shannon
for me the HEAT of Mississippi summer, is what I at first started this headpain
Does it ever!!!! Temperature 'change' is perhaps the worst for me. We went from the low to mid-thirties here, where I was kind of functioning, to 4 degrees Sunday morning. We we went out to the car I wore a sock full of hot rice on my neck. No problems there. By the time we got to our place of worship the rice had cooled off so I went the short distance into the hall. Wow! The cold sent my head into like spasms. At first, not that bad but by the time we finished prayer and song I was done and still am. Yes, temperature change, for me especially cold, has a severe effect not only on pain but also cognitive function.
Chiari is a real pain in the neck/head!
Hey wolf! Sorry to hear you've had a bad week! Where you been hiding lol I tried to send you a note but it says you dont accept them. Hope your feeling better soon! --Shannon
thank you all for your response the reaon I ask is because I have noticed that being so cold temps in the negative, (-0 to -15) I noticed that I feel quite grumpy, Ya know like i just wanna rip into someone for no reason at all.
Now is this "change" related to the chiari or to the shunt?? NS seems to think its more likely a culprit of the shunt.
Sorry for those who are having a tough time
and I am happy for those who are managing well..
Hi Lisa, From how I understand it...any thing that affects ur brainstem can affect ur behavior and mood...both chiari and the shunt together could be the issue......
I do not have a shunt, so I can not give ne positive answers.......
I am grumpy too, but when ever neone feels bad they tend to bcome a grump : )
Well i noticed earlier that i was being extremely snippy and short tempered. Then i found out that its suppose to get down to 10 degrees tonight! I live in Mississippi it NEVER gets that cold here!!! So maybe thats why i'm a little ill lol who knows --Shannon
oh and we must not forget the moon....I have to pull up that experiment and get it going again.
My wife actually notices weather changes by how I act. Sometimes I notice and yes it's because I notice the grumpy self coming out and have to nip it.
Sorry about the note. We'll have to take a look see what I've got checked that shouldn't be. :-\
cold brings on the worst symptoms INSTANTLY. It's awful how fast the cold sends me downhill. Warmth actually helps, but too hot dries out my airways and makes me cough...which causes symptoms. Hopefully that will disappear soon :)
so what i am experiencing is normal?
wow never thought id say I am normal! LOL
but thanks its nice to know iam not the only one going through this...
what i did notice is my eyes kinda hurt like, one of those dull headaches in the eyes. so i guess i will remain aware of the issues and see what happens next few days.
i got an appt to see my PCP and if i still feel like this when i see him i am going to ask him about it. see what he has to say.
Ask ur eye dr about eye protection......mine suggested I wear the transition lenses to help protect from the sun and it helps with the HA's...I also wear a hat with a brim in the summer.....
I also notice that the florescent lights hurt my eyes...so u r deff not alone : )
i wear glasses all the time and have transition lenses, Since having the shunt surgery i go nowhere without my ball cap (well it looks like one but its a girls hat) and OMG I always had issues with florescent lighting, along with ANY over head lighting,. I can now tolerate a table lamp, but thats about it tolerate,
take care enjoy the day!
Yeah me too....lol... and I have most of my lamps close by on dimmers....so I can get them as low as possible. ......lol....
I bought a nice thick scarf yesterday and have had it wrapped around my neck since..lol..and it really has seemed to help my neck a little bit but hasnt helpt my mood LOL..still feel kinda crabby, its weird my husband said had i not said anything he wouldnt have known,--Hmmm guess I hid it well, usually hes right on top of how I am feeling.
I see my PCP on tuesday I may ask him about my crabbiness..see what he says or heck he may not even have a clue.
hope y'all have a wonderful weekend
I hope ur crabbiness goes away soon!!
I know what u mean tho, no matter how hard u try u just know u r being unreasonable....but can't seem to stop....over the smallest , dumbest stuff...lol....
Take a deep breathe....and think I am not going to act like this today...b4 u begin to talk : )
Good luck Tuesday !!
thanks Selma, hah i hope i get rid of my crabbiness by then--
i tell myself in the morning iam going to be a rational human being today LOL
yeah I know what u mean...I used to have more of an issue with my crabbiness when I was still ovulating....once that all stopped...I don't have that problem ne more..... : )
I have been wondering about the effects of cold and heat. I live in Ohio and recently took a vacation to Arizona where it's in the 70s! We are actually thinking of moving out there. I know the extreme heat will bother me as well but the weather in Ohio is so variable-snowy, rainy, cold or humid! I felt better for the few days I was in Arizona, and the tailbone pain I usually have wasn't even bothering me. It seems like most people on here agree that cold causes symptoms. I will have to ask my neurologist if she knows.
went to doc talked about the crabbiness issue, and asked if hed check thyroid and OMG he said why you getting fat and losing hair and I bit my lip Selma Boy did i, I said look if youd bother to read those papers you make me fill out EVERY year since i been here you'd see there is a family history of thyroid,high bp,heart,and stokes in my immediate family so dont be asking me any BS questions read your damn forms!!... Ok now that i ranted and raved i thought for sure he was going to do what i was asking but to my surprise HE DID!! and even gave me the script for the meds i wanted....WOW..shocker! although i had to sign a "contract" for the flexeril because he said it was a narcotic(that kind of surprised me)
I asked him about temp changes with the chiari and shunt, and all he could say was i dont know much about either but it makes sense with the shunt and if your chiari is "fixed" it wouldnt be prevalant then he dropped the subject...
Oh after my little blow up he checked my BP again and magically it raised he was like i wonder why and i just looked at him like "YOU FOOL" and said well gee could it be --I said nah forget it let me go home...
so i got the thyroid test which came back normal but is higher then it was in April, I guess not to worry things change ALL the time. so thats good.
then from the hospitals suggestion being i still have that darn burning mouth from the thrush i had him check vit K and that was fine also.
so according to my blood work iam normal now only if the rest of me felt that way LOL
have a great day all
You all mentioned the cold. I live in Michigan, and it's the summertime weather that bothers me - and I LOVE summer!! It's been in the upper 80's and low 90's here and I've had a headache ever since! And Lisa, I'm grouchy too! But guess I could blame that on menopause! :)
Nope, funny to find this thread.... I was searching to see if others have posted about weather effecting/affecting our moods, feelings just general head being way out of wack...
Nope, was for the comment you made here about crabbiness going away. Hummm sure you didn't mean crappy??? 20s, 40s, down to 12 and now today 57.... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
CW ...well I fell just as crappy and crabby as b4 today...we had ice and rain and will be getting more and it does affect me...ugh...but, I will admit, I am not as bad as when I also had to deal with my female monthly issues.....not sure if that is what made me more crabby or if it was a combo of the 2...lol....
But yes indeed weather does affect all of us......