If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Yahoo)   New research indicates lightning strikes trigger migrane headaches. That's putting it mildly   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 25
    More: Ironic, lightning strikes, migraines, serotonin, headaches, lightning, University of Cincinnati  
•       •       •

3049 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Jan 2013 at 3:49 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



25 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-01-24 08:34:31 PM
Well, since TV is 100% accurate to real life, I also know that they trigger latent super-psychic powers!

I also know that a 12 volt car battery can work for a defibrillator in a pinch! Thanks, Trauma!
 
2013-01-24 08:49:54 PM
Years ago I read about a study that had determined that people who suffer from migraines tended to live longer than average

/what it failed to explain was why they would want to
 
2013-01-24 09:39:59 PM
Strange, it triggered my superpowers.

/sadly, releasing massive clouds of pheromones that render me irresistible to hot women is not that useful in fighting supervillians
//I'm lying
///I'm not sad about it at all
 
2013-01-24 10:33:50 PM
As someone who never has migraines, this news is not at all shocking to me
 
2013-01-24 10:55:42 PM
This is why I don't golf in a suit of armor.

Well... often, anyways.
 
2013-01-25 01:35:32 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Years ago I read about a study that had determined that people who suffer from migraines tended to live longer than average

/what it failed to explain was why they would want to


God, I hope not.
 
2013-01-25 01:43:55 AM
Also interesting: the lightning strikes are frequently preceded by seeing lips beggin' to be kissed.
 
2013-01-25 03:20:56 AM
When Zeus speaks, mortals cower in pain

moviewriternyu.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-25 03:52:18 AM
Well, I was struck by lightning when I was 13 and I did have migraines until I was around 20....
 
2013-01-25 04:02:09 AM

SpdrJay: Well, I was struck by lightning when I was 13 and I did have migraines until I was around 20....


That's funny... I punched a kid hard enough when we were 15 he had migraines until he was 20.

Perhaps I am a son of Zeus after all.

/Wet noodles shouldn't mess with line backers
 
2013-01-25 04:17:02 AM
Well, mine are almost always weather-related, though lightning seems to have little to do with it and it's more of the confluence of hormones and a big change in barometric pressure.

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Years ago I read about a study that had determined that people who suffer from migraines tended to live longer than average

/what it failed to explain was why they would want to


It's genetic in my case, though it stops after menopause, based on my granma and mum's examples, so the end years are far more bearable.

/granma made it to 89
 
2013-01-25 04:22:07 AM
I regularly get migraines. I live in Southern California where we hardly get rain and get even less lightning. I think I've seen two lightning strikes in the Los Angeles area since moving here nearly 7 years ago.

So, lightning doesn't seem to be the source of my migraines....
 
2013-01-25 04:27:11 AM

propasaurus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Years ago I read about a study that had determined that people who suffer from migraines tended to live longer than average

/what it failed to explain was why they would want to

God, I hope not.


I read that migraines with aura actually caused lesions on the brain, so I tend to doubt this. Also can't answer that question.

Mine have been caused by dazzling sunlight, hormones, excess stress (think funeral level), and oddly enough I think some kind of allergy to a particular kind of smoke flavoring. As I've mentioned before, they are not the wimpy migraines you can power through til it's time to go home. Oh, no. We're talking 'stabbed through the eye socket, dizzy, and absolutely WILL puke unless allowed to lie down and go to sleep for at least 45 min, preferably with Tylenol or something on top of that". The day I had to call my husband for a ride, from the filthy bathroom floor at my last corporate-owned job was particularly memorable. The store (car parts) was a mile from my house, but there was no way I was safe to drive or walk.
 
2013-01-25 04:53:29 AM
Also linked to triggering time travel in a Delorean.
 
2013-01-25 04:55:05 AM

ladyfortuna: propasaurus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Years ago I read about a study that had determined that people who suffer from migraines tended to live longer than average

/what it failed to explain was why they would want to

God, I hope not.

I read that migraines with aura actually caused lesions on the brain, so I tend to doubt this. Also can't answer that question.

Mine have been caused by dazzling sunlight, hormones, excess stress (think funeral level), and oddly enough I think some kind of allergy to a particular kind of smoke flavoring. As I've mentioned before, they are not the wimpy migraines you can power through til it's time to go home. Oh, no. We're talking 'stabbed through the eye socket, dizzy, and absolutely WILL puke unless allowed to lie down and go to sleep for at least 45 min, preferably with Tylenol or something on top of that". The day I had to call my husband for a ride, from the filthy bathroom floor at my last corporate-owned job was particularly memorable. The store (car parts) was a mile from my house, but there was no way I was safe to drive or walk.


Article from 4/10/12 about cognitive decline and migraines
 
2013-01-25 05:22:28 AM
Well, I can safely say concussions eventually lead to migraines so I suppose being hit by lightning might do it.

Who knows what else causes them. Mine are usually triggered by stress, teeth-grinding, allergies and heat. And sometimes chocolate, which is sad.
 
2013-01-25 05:48:48 AM

Gyrfalcon: Well, I can safely say concussions eventually lead to migraines so I suppose being hit by lightning might do it.

Who knows what else causes them. Mine are usually triggered by stress, teeth-grinding, allergies and heat. And sometimes chocolate, which is sad.


Indeed, all varieties of chocolate or are some more common culprits than others?
 
2013-01-25 06:04:13 AM
She must have a hell of a case by now.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-25 07:44:10 AM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: This is why I don't golf in a suit of armor.

Well... often, anyways.


The electricity itself wouldn't kill you. It should act as a faraday cage and keep you completely safe inside.

Now... that's the good news...
 
2013-01-25 09:52:54 AM
mimg.ugo.com
Not tonight hon, I've got a headache again.
 
2013-01-25 10:34:46 AM
The researchers then collected data on all lightning strikes in those areas. For each headache sufferer, a same-day lightning strike occurred within 25 miles of his or her ZIP code about 10 percent to 20 percent of the time, Martin said.

wow, that's totally convincing.

Why the fudge on 10 to 20% ? Couldn't they compute an actual average?

They don't know, either, whether the strike occurred after the headache. And the strike could be, what, 50 miles away given the size of some zip codes?

I bet it would be easy to find a correlation that was bigger than "10 to 20%" of same-day occurrence.

Also it doesn't mention how often lightning struck and no headache occurred. This is total bullshiat.
 
2013-01-25 01:10:01 PM
Ironic? Or ionic?
 
2013-01-25 05:29:39 PM
So the few times I had a real migraine, there might have been lightning striking the earth that day? Because it was a freaking bright sunny day both times, and my girlfriend just had one last week. We're in VT, so I'm pretty sure the nearest lightning was several hundred miles away.

/must be the lightning
 
2013-01-25 06:46:06 PM
This article draws the most ridiculous conclusions. OBVIOUSLY it must be the lightening causing the migraines, not the low pressure front that follows most thunderstorms! And when it's a thunderstorm, it's usually extra low pressure.

My migraines are caused by a change in pressure (usually a drop) or too much sleep or too little sleep. The pressure drop causes the worst ones, and one of the worst migraines I ever had was right before a tornado hit my workplace (small one, no worries, everyone was fine).
 
2013-01-26 11:51:28 AM

blueviking: ladyfortuna: propasaurus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Years ago I read about a study that had determined that people who suffer from migraines tended to live longer than average

/what it failed to explain was why they would want to

God, I hope not.

I read that migraines with aura actually caused lesions on the brain, so I tend to doubt this. Also can't answer that question.

Mine have been caused by dazzling sunlight, hormones, excess stress (think funeral level), and oddly enough I think some kind of allergy to a particular kind of smoke flavoring. As I've mentioned before, they are not the wimpy migraines you can power through til it's time to go home. Oh, no. We're talking 'stabbed through the eye socket, dizzy, and absolutely WILL puke unless allowed to lie down and go to sleep for at least 45 min, preferably with Tylenol or something on top of that". The day I had to call my husband for a ride, from the filthy bathroom floor at my last corporate-owned job was particularly memorable. The store (car parts) was a mile from my house, but there was no way I was safe to drive or walk.

Article from 4/10/12 about cognitive decline and migraines


Huh. Thanks, like I said, I read it quite a while ago, plus I think it was linked off MSNBC, so it probably wasn't entirely accurate and/or researched in the first place.

Nice to know my sister and I aren't getting further brain damage. I've had two mild concussions, she's had one but also a subdural hematoma a few years back. She's mostly recovered but there's definitely still some evidence to those who knew her well before.
 
Displayed 25 of 25 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report