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Weather and Vertigo

Has anyone noticed their vertigo being worse when the weather is bad.? Yesterday was sunny and cool and I felt great. Today the weather is damp and rainy and I am having a hard time with the dizziness.

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beecute
beecute

Yes.
Barometric pressure changes can trigger dizziness for me too.
When a cold front or a storm comes in, I am likely to feel bad.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Yes, my dizziness is bad when the weather changes, especially if theres a rainstorm and its dark outside and brighter inside. The bright light inside really aggravates my SPD and makes my eyes hurt more and my dizziness a bit worse
deleted_user
deleted_user

OMG, yes! In fact a friend of mine just pointed out to me that when it rains I complain about feeling off balance and then get nervous that I'm going to get an onset of vertigo. Thanks so much for posting this - has anyone heard of anything we can do to help prevent dizziness from the pressure (besides medicating)?
deleted_user
deleted_user

I am so glad to hear others feeling this. My husband is affected the same way. As you all know, he has Meniere's Disease. He mentioned to his ENT about the changing in barometric pressure, and was bluntly told it had nothing to do with the dizziness; he begs to differ. Yesterday we had a change in the pressure and he had a "spell".; the first one in about six months. I hate to see what is going to happen with him when winter is setting in; the poor man loves to ice fish and was planning on building another ice fishing shack. He was going to start it yesterday, and then this hit AGAIN. Now he is holding off, because last winter he was sick from the Jan 7th, until April., he gets so down about the whole situation. Fingers crossed.
beecute
beecute

Damon116,
That is so terrible that the ENT was dismissive that that.
My occupational therapist says she always has more patients that feel bad when the weather changes. Also, it is well documented that barometric pressure changes trigger migraines. That would apply to anyone with MAV. And it seems like the weather could trigger other disorders as well.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I think I feel bad when the weather changes. It is overcast today and I really wish the sun would come out.

Laura
deleted_user
deleted_user

me too when it rains my bppv acts up i dont know why its raining and i feel terriable like the flu is kick my ass
deleted_user
deleted_user

I feel like I sometimes get pressure headaches (at least that's what I call them). Yes, rainy days can be bad.
MissNYorker
MissNYorker

Thanks for all the replies!!! Its good to know I am not the only one who has this problem.

What bothers me the most is the response Damon's husband got from the ENT with respect to the weather change and dizziness. Sometimes these Drs make me so angry with their responses. I am beginning to thing some of them dont have a clue.
beecute
beecute

It makes me angry too!

I am lucky to have a fabulous OT in my neurotologist's office.

I saw her today and was super dizzy from the crazy rain and cold front.
She said that everyone she has seen today is extra dizzy.
She said we all get dizzy when it rains.
It was so good to have that affirmation.
I'm glad to know that I'm not alone.
kshort49
kshort49

Wow-I'm glad I checked this site today. The last 3 days, I have been horribly dizzy. My dizziness is from a MTBI-my ears are fine, but the connection between my eyes and brain is messed up, So during all the stormy weather here on Long Island the last couple of days, I could hardly open my eyes because I just became dizzy. Today, it cleared up, and I do feel a bit better. I guess we're in trouble if this is a stormy winter. Does anyone have any remedies for this? The meds. wont work for my kind of injury, but any coping skills would be great. Thanks! Kathy
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deleted_user

kshort did you have head injury? i have bppv and ocular vertigo with in the eyes and i use eye exercise it helps a little did u ever try this?