posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 08:10 PM
I know from my husband's own experience to weather changes, that it can have an affect on the body at times. I always call him a walking barometer due
to the fact when the pressure changes [usually signs of storm coming] his head will get stuffed up from the pressure and he'll usually get a headache.
So when I read that a study had been done on lightning and the participants kept journals of the experiment during this process, I thought some might
find it interesting.
According to this article, Lightning Linked to Onset of Headache, Migraines
the location where lightning struck within 25 miles of participant's homes as well as the magnitude and polarity of lightning current was recorded.
They used mathematical models to determine if the lightning itself was the cause of the increased frequency of headaches or whether it could be
attributed to other weather factors encountered with thunderstorms.
"There are a number of ways in which lightning might trigger headaches," he says. "Electromagnetic waves emitted from lightning could trigger
headaches. In addition, lightning produces increases in air pollutants like ozone and can cause release of fungal spores that might lead to
"This study gives some insight into the tie between headaches or migraines, lightning and other meteorologic factors," says Geoffrey Martin. "However,
the exact mechanisms through which lightning and/or its associated meteorologic factors trigger headache are unknown, although we do have
speculations. Ultimately, the effect of weather on headache is complex, and future studies will be needed to define more precisely the role of
lightning and thunderstorms on headache."
Nothing is substantiated by these findings but it proves that there is definitively a link between lightning and the possibility of it causing
If any one out there notices that they have a headache next time a storm comes, the lightning just might be the culprit.
Or maybe as with my husband, the pressure itself is to blame.
edit on 25-1-2013 by snarky412 because: (no reason given)