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Could the pressure in the sky have anything to do with headaches? For example: Barometric pressure? Rebecca Morgan

Posted December 30, 2006 12:31 p.m. EST
Updated December 30, 2006 1:07 p.m. EST

MIKE MOSS SAYS:    Frontal passages and some other weather phenomena can bring rapid changes in pressure, temperature and humidity, and such changes have been widely reported to induce headaches and/or joint pain in some sensitive individuals. Pinning down the mechanisms for the pain has proven difficult, however, because the detailed response to similar weather patterns seems to vary notably from one person to another.