The day after Christmas my daughter asked me to go shopping with her; we don't do much together so I agreed. We meet some friends for lunch at a Japanese restaurant then went shopping for a few hours. My daughter asked several times how I was doing, I told her I was a little tired and had a bit of a headache, but I would be okay. I didn't want to disappoint her and tell her I needed to stop.
Well, by the time I got home that afternoon I needed to lie down. My head was hurting a bit more, so I took some medicine and cancelled the plans we had to go to a friend’s house. Long story short, by 3am I was awoken with massive migraine! I was so nauseous and my head was pounding, I haven't had a migraine of this nature in a long, long time. Of course, it woke my husband up with me in the bathroom throwing up. He asked, "What could have caused this?" I told him "I'm not sure, it could have been all of the fluorescent lights in the stores we went in or perhaps the restaurant we ate at used MSG." I've read that MSG can be very bad for lupies and can throw us into a flare; of course, as many of us know fluorescent lights can be as bad as sunlight.
I called my doctor yesterday morning, she called in some migraine med and stuff for nausea and I literally slept until today until 11am. I still have a bit of a headache, but nothing to the degree, it was. Just curious if any of you have experienced issues with MSG or fluorescent lights and migraines?
Lupus - 1997 Fibro - 2001 Sjorens - 2007 Raynauds - 2008
Plaquenil, Imuran, Prednisone, Synthroid, Topomax, Effexor, Norco, Prilsec, Xanex, Elidel, Restasis