View Full Version : Does The Weather Affect Your Symptoms?

31-01-08, 10:54 PM
Do you find the weather affects your symptoms? Do certain elements make you feel worse, or help symptoms ease?

We have had a lot of very high winds here the last few days and I am really finding it difficult. I feel that the sound of the wind swirling around the house is so loud that it is make me feel even more dizzy, the spinning intensifies.

31-01-08, 11:02 PM
Hi smc,

Yes the weather can have a huge effect on the dizzies - not just things like the wind, but also atmospheric pressure too.
Sometimes it seems as if everything affects the dizzies :girl_cray:

31-01-08, 11:16 PM
Oh thank goodness for that Pam, I was starting to think I was just odd style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

01-02-08, 12:07 AM
Hi Smc,

As Pam said the difference in pressure can affect the dizzies as it certainly did for me with weather changes but you also mention the sound of the wind that makes you more dizzy when you are inside.Is there any other sounds that make you feel more dizzy too as that could be the Tullio&#39;s phenomenom.There is a pinned post on top of other conditions about Tullio&#39;s .is a symptom associated with a few inner ear conditions.
We get hot northwesters here days on end and the sound always sent me reeling plus outside I used to get a fullness in the ears.

All the best


01-02-08, 12:39 AM
Oh thanks for that, shall have a read.

I wouldn&#39;t say there are any specific noises that affect me, well not that I have noticed until now with the wind. Since the Labs started I have been generally much more noise sensitive.

01-02-08, 07:19 AM
The wind doesn&#39;t make me more dizzy but I have fallen over THREE times today, which was more than a little bit annoying. Feel better soon, Sara.

01-02-08, 12:11 PM
Oh falling three times in one day, thats not good Esther, hope you didn&#39;t hurt yourself too much!!!!

01-02-08, 02:02 PM
i HATE the heat and humidity
the older i get the more i hate it

and since this balance stuff.........it just drains me and i feel lousy.
there is not enough air con in the world right now to make me truly happy style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

i get in the car to take the dog to the park and she is cowering and shivvering in the back trying to get away from the cold air blasting out of the front of the car

right now pics of snow help . style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif

i sure hope u stop falling ester..........that is not good.

have u got a walking stick?
my new one is pink and red and i dont need it so much but it is a good looking accessory

01-02-08, 02:06 PM
Increased symptoms with weather changes have been reported in Meniere&#39;s and migraine associated vertigo. Barometric pressure change is a well-known migraine trigger.

01-02-08, 06:30 PM
Hello smc

Yes deffo the wind does affect me makes me feel like I am going up into the air like
*Mary Poppins*. style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif
But if it is a tad strong and I am trying to walk I feel it is pushing me
and I am going to fall over, I sway all over the place.

Barometer change too. If the weather stays constant it is not too bad.
If a storm is brewing be it a wind one or other. Dizzies have a field day.

Where I live we get a lot of Southeasterly winds style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif

When the sun is out and it is warm-- not too hot, it is not too bad on the dizzies.

Pam I am with you. :girl_cray:

02-02-08, 05:55 AM
Barometric pressure changes affect me and so does the wind if I am out in it. Now I always wear a hat when I go outside for long. Wind makes my ears hurt. But I don&#39;t believe the sound does it.

BTW Chris,
I wish I could send you pics of where I live right now! This is the 4th snowiest winter in our areas history! I have been snowed in twice this week! Brrrr.....

02-02-08, 05:15 PM
I have the same problems with weather change. I already have bad sinuses so you can imagine how drastic weather change affects my sinuses which affects my labs and makes me feel 100% miserable. The weather has been really crazy over here that I&#39;ve been on 2 different allergy meds to help me cope the past two weeks.

03-02-08, 03:54 PM
I also have the same problem with weather changes, the winds sound have the same effect on me, so I try to cover up as much as possible. Or avoid going out when I know its going to be really bad out.

07-02-08, 04:38 PM
Man, oh man, do I feel like I&#39;ve come to the right place!! I am trying to find information about dizzy symptoms for my 9 yr. old daughter. She is diagnosed under the autism spectrum, nonverbal, with a seizure disorder, and for about a year has been having trouble with unsteadiness in the morning. It&#39;s to the point where I follow here around waiting for her to fall against something! It&#39;s been so frustrating trying to explain to doctors what&#39;s going on with her when she can&#39;t explain it and I&#39;m trying to describe her symptoms for her. She doesn&#39;t seem to bothered by it but I think it&#39;s because her pain threshold at this point has to be pretty high. I replied to this link because we (everyone involved in working with her) has noticed that it is only when a pressure system is moving in and there are changes in the barametric pressure that she&#39;s affected. When the weather is pretty consistent, she seems to have no dizziness. I have always felt that she has some inner ear problem (she had tubes put in for fluid behind her ears at 2((although never had a detected ear infection)) and didn&#39;t crawl until they were put in. She probably had vertigo(!) and always felt off balance. Can you imagine trying to figure out how to get around for the first time and feeling so offbalance???!!! Anyway, I just scheduled a first appt. with an allergist (because of the seizure disorder, her neurologist jsut attributed it to seizure activity and kind of ignored the whole weather corrolation.) I&#39;m excited about this appt. and kinda scared because she has always battled with allergies (runny nose, black circles under her eyes, etc.) but really frightened by testing they may do - she&#39;s not very compliant after years of doctors poking and prodding her! Thanks for any encouragement you may have!!!

07-02-08, 04:48 PM
Hi there Diggi,

Glad you&#39;ve found the site useful and best of luck with your doctor&#39;s appintment!

Just to add the weather affects me tremndously. In the summer when the atmospheric pressure changes before a thunderstorm my ears feel very pressured and I get quite giddy/dizzy. In the winter coming in from the cold to the warmth makes me a bit dizzy too. It&#39;s so important to cover your ears in the cold - hats, ear-muffs or cotton wool balls if you&#39;re vain like me :biggrin:

07-02-08, 05:28 PM
Hi diggiwiggi,

You&#39;re very welcome to the site.I hope you&#39;ll find it reassuring and informative. The best person to diagnose a balance problem is a neurotologist, and our advisor on the site has provided a list of neurotologists in the US. Here&#39;s the link to it and hopefully you&#39;ll be able to find one in your area. It&#39;s in alphabetical form unfortunately so you&#39;ll have to trawl through it.


You can find a lot of information on this site using the search facility and the Links and Documents section, have a look around and feel free to ask questions. You&#39;ll find our members are very supportive

07-02-08, 10:24 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (nitty2 @ Feb 2 2008, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (http://index.php?act=findpost&pid=44084)</div><div class='quotetop'></div><div class='quotemain'>BTW Chris,
I wish I could send you pics of where I live right now! This is the 4th snowiest winter in our areas history! I have been snowed in twice this week! Brrrr.....[/b]</div>

:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

i have had pics from other forums of snow !!!
very serious snow
thank you
being snowed in is no fun and i know from living in the northern hemisphere for some years, what that is actually like and having a snow plough as a best friend :biggrin:

we are having a lot of rain here after years of drought and the humidity is a real issue.
today is ok fortunately........cool

i also felt very much that i would be blown over by the wind some months back when we had our autumn winds. despite my solid body, it felt like a thistle in the street being buffered by the winds.
very weird

03-04-08, 03:45 PM
ive added a poll onto this topic to get some stat info on weather affecting dizziness - please vote!!!!

05-04-08, 03:52 PM
Thunderstorms really give me problems. It feels like the electricity is going right through me.

05-04-08, 03:53 PM
Pam, That link of doctors doesn't seem to want to open. T

05-04-08, 04:12 PM
<div class='quotetop'>(Tanagirl;30872)</div><div class='quotemain'>Pam, That link of doctors doesn't seem to want to open. T</div>

Sorry about that Tanagirl, sometimes links become defunct. Tom has links to lists of specialists in the USA, if you use the search facility you'll find them.

09-04-08, 04:18 PM
I found high temperature increases my dizziness. Mine is feeling as if i'm going to faint and disorientation.

09-04-08, 04:20 PM
High temperature definitely increases my symptoms.

09-04-08, 04:36 PM
Oz, How are you doing?

Have not heard from you in a while since you started back at work.

things still going "A - OK"?


10-04-08, 02:59 PM
Hi Todd

<span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:Verdana">Back at work for nearly a year now, still having ups and downs. Didn't realise you had surgery for PLF. Hope everything went well and symptoms settled.</span></span>
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<span style="color:black">[FONT=Verdana]Oz:)</span></span>

10-04-08, 04:35 PM

I was glad to hear that other people's symptoms get wors with weather changes. However, I see that loads of you get dizzier in high temperatures which I find interesting because with me it's the oposite.
Cold and windy weather is a nightmare for me (which is a bit of a problem when you live in London, UK). I was away in Mexico last fall, and the symptoms all but disappeared in the heat. Then one time I had a fever the symptoms disappeared, then once again I had a trip to warmer weather and the symptoms nearly went away. Same when get hot/warm - symptoms seem to calm down.
Has anyone else experienced this?