Just joined. Lots of questions!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Just call me Al
New Member

Date Joined Aug 2004
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 8/20/2004 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
     I've had 'bad headaches' since I was about 12 yrs old. I didn't find out that they were migraines until about age 30!  I had a bad habit(childhood baggage) of down-playing all pain or illness. Told myself all sorts of stuff to explain away the pain. The litany sounded something like this: Its not that bad. I got too much sun; Its not that bad. I read too much; watched too much tv. Its not that bad!  All the while trying to carry on with a normal life. I think that if my migraines had involved vomiting I would have been forced to seek help sooner.
     Looking back, I can't believe I functioned as well as I did. Once I got a diagnosis -from my optometrist- I gave myself permission to do something about it. I take maxalt, which works ok, but often find that the pain sometimes comes back within 24 hours. I think this last time it was a combination of hormones and a cold front/storm system and bright light that kept me 'fighting' for the last 8 days or so.
     I am sure I will be asking a lot of questions in the future, but right now I would like to know if anyone has tips for someone who has photophobia as a major trigger.  I have prescription lenses that darken with uv exposure. Still too slow to prevent eye pain and sometimes a migraine, but better than being caught without prescription sunglasses handy. They don't work in the car either so i have clip-ons for that.
     Didn't mean for this to be soooo long. sorry. Thanks, Alicia

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 585
   Posted 10/9/2004 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad that you are finding a little help and have a DX....Have you tried wearing a hat along with the lenses? I find that the changing lenses do help me, but they arenot that dark in the car so I often need a hat, too.

my daughter is photic sensitive and light flickers can trigger a migraine or her seizures. I am also photic sensitive and it increases my headaches....I have read and tried, if you are near a flickering light, cover one eye and it helps reduce the impact....
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, July 16, 2018 3:36 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,982,119 posts in 326,964 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161801 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, taylymy.
434 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Nick_69, Balladeer, Gemlin, Sr Sailor, Sara14, psbg, InTheShop, garyi, RunJerRun, LLLLX, straydog