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Forum Name: Headaches

Question: Could Migraines, Reynauds and vericose veins be related prob


 kirra - Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:41 pm

Hi, I have severe and frequent migraine headaches. I also have Reynaud’s and varicose veins. I am convinced my 3 “issues” somehow relate since they are all vascular. Is it possible? Could this all be related to the Reynaud’s? My headaches are always worse in the colder months, though I do get them all year long. They are more frequent in the colder months. In addition, my varicose veins are worse in the summer months. I am 5’7’’ and weigh 128lbs.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:10 am

User avatar Hello -

Although there's no known clear connection between varicose veins, Raynaud's and migraine, your fundamental theory seems fairly sound. I think at least the migraine might well be related to Raynaud's, since it could be actually rebound headache, which is rather similar to the mechanism of Raynaud's, and both, in your case at least, are affected somewhat by the weather. While the varicosities may also somehow figure into this, that might just be a "bonus" item. It is vascular, though, as you say, so it can't be dismissed out of hand; it just doesn't have any known relation to the other conditions, including mechanism (the other two haven't been conclusively linked, but there is at least a measurable similarity).

I hope this is helpful to you. Good luck, and please follow up with us as needed.

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