Migraine triggered by location?

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   Posted 1/6/2011 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone. I've got what a think is an odd trigger. It started about 5 years ago.

I worked 50 miles from home, and would sometimes stop at a small, local grocery store on my way home to pick up something for supper. Almost immediately upon entering the building, I would feel an odd, pulsing sensation in my ears. Then the aura would come, followed by the migraine.

I've since moved to another state, and sometimes go to a grocery store in a neighboring city. I've had two migraines start the same way in back-to-back visits. I was fortunate the last time I visited; I got the pounding, but no aura or migraine.

My questions are:
Does anyone else experience something similar?

Could these be triggered (in anyone's opinion) by EMF or an alarm system? I'm pretty sure it's not the fluorescent lights-other stores don't affect me similarly.

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   Posted 1/6/2011 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
That is so interesting!

At first I was going to say I wondered if it was happening to your during your trips home from work as the stress of the day releases/you're hungry but then you mentioned it continued to happen even at different times when you moved! So you may be on to something.

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   Posted 1/7/2011 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jpurt,

Unfortunately it could be many things. Off the top of my head I would say possibly fluorescent lights that use a magnetic ballast instead of electronic ballast, or lights that throw off particular color hughes that you are sensitive to (fluorescent lights do vary). It could also be very subtle smells/scents that these stores have in common. Maybe changes in altitude. Do you go up and/or down in elevation to get to these stores? It could also be a combination of triggers. Ie... you're exhausted/fatigued after work, and you walk into a store with a trigger. The combination could put you over the edge.

Best of luck in finding your trigger(s)!
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