If you regularly get headaches or migraines, you might know some of the triggers that cause them for you. From stress to certain foods, there are all sorts of things that can cause those temples to pound and have you desperately searching for the nearest bottle of ibuprofen. I get it, y'all: I've been getting migraines since puberty, and I've come to learn a thing or two about what causes them, or at least what seems to set them off. Additionally, I tend to find myself getting bad headaches in the fall, but I've never been sure as to why, exactly, that happens.
If you get fall headaches, too, you know what I mean, and while it's certainly not a fun issue to deal with, the good news is it's not some random or totally inexplicable phenomenon. According to Dr. Vincent Martin, director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, the change in seasons can bring about all kinds of environmental factors that can, unfortunately, trigger headaches.
Rest assured, there are triggers you can watch out for and steps you can take to help guard against these monster headaches. Take a look at what might cause your autumnal aches, and remember: You're not alone, and you are strong enough to get through the pain.