Any time the barometric pressure changes significantly, my adjustable shunt is unable to keep up. It’s unable to adequately drain the excess cerebral spinal fluid from my brain, causing a pressure build up. The result is a migraine caused by weather. What helps is a diuretic that’s able to cross the blood-brain barrier.
I wake up with a headache almost every day. Mostly, they disappear as I go from horizontal to vertical and the built up fluid drains appropriately.
Sometimes I’m not so lucky. I get headaches for many reasons. Five types of headaches and three different types of migraines makes for an interesting daily life.
I also work out six days a week. Two yoga classes, two weight training classes and one intense cardio class. On Sunday’s I work out with a friend, usually another cardio/weight workout. This helps keep the headaches less severe than they could be.