You might not like these dreary days, but for some, the change to cooler temperatures can literally be a headache.
"Light sensitivity, throbbing in your head," Carrie Valentine said.
Carrie Valentine suffers from what are known as seasonal migraines. Every fall and spring the Sioux Falls woman noticed her head would start to throb.
"Typically mine will last for three days, severe nausea, sometimes vomiting," Valentine said.
Valentine battled the symptoms by herself for years, but around a year ago she decided to seek help from Neurologist Sharique Ansari.
"It's very common actually. We call this a seasonal migraine," Sanford Neurologist Dr. Sharique Ansari said.
One of the problems with diagnosing seasonal migraines is that during this time of year, many people are suffering from allergies. That's what they think their headaches are from.
"It can all mimic a sinus headache, but the treatment differs completely," Ansari said.
Ansari says many patients and even doctors don't realize that the change in seasons can trigger migraines. If you're headaches don't go away with over-the-counter medication or allergy treatment, you should see a neurologist. Also, pay attention to when and how often you notice your head throb.
"It's very important if you're getting recurrent headaches and it's not going away to see a doctor," Ansari said.
Valentine is glad she sought help. She now takes medication daily to prevent migraines.
"I've gotten tremendous relief," Valentine said.