headaches everyday from lights,sounds and stimuli

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   Posted 8/22/2011 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
hey i get pretty bad headaches from florescent lights and too much sous or stimuli, i have been wearing sunglasses in class and it helps some but by the end of the day i just have a horrible headache and just want to sleep, at around 4 oclock. any ideas for treatment, and or suggestions for temporary help in class, much appreciated thankx :)

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   Posted 8/27/2011 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I get them like you do too and my doctor put me on Xanax XR 0.5mg, which is the lowest dose. He said that my brain is overstimulated and hypersensitive & cannot handle it. The Xanax works for me and makes me tired but not to where I can't function. I still keep my 6 month old niece and drive my 13 y/o to carpool, grocery shop, cook, etc. I was leary of trying it because its Xanax & I thought it would knock me out. Something you may want to ask your dr about.
Current meds: Lexapro 20mg & Remeron 7.5mg at night, Tegretol 200mg & Inderal 20mg twice a day, and Estradiol 1mg a day. Multivitamin and Calcium.

PRN meds: Xanax XR 0.5mg, Naproxen 500mg, Percocet 10mg, Magnesium.

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   Posted 8/28/2011 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi welcOme to the forum and thank you for the reply, i will ask my doctor if she can prescibe me anything too
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   Posted 8/31/2011 2:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you're having to deal with this. There are several things you can try.

1. FL-41 tinted glasses
2. individually tinted glasses (eg irlen lenses, intuitive colorimeter)
3. bilberry extract
4. carnosine (not to be confused with carnatine) tabs
5. wearing a hat with the above glasses
6. get an eye exam from a neuro-optometrist to rule out things like a need for prism-in glasses

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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 9/1/2011 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
You've already received some great suggestions for your headaches. You can also look into alternatives such as basic muscle relaxation. Stress is a really common trigger to headaches. So although lights and sound might be contributing factors, you might find that in combination with other things (e.g., stress, school, anxious feelings), you are more likely to experience pain. By dealing with underlying emotions, you might find that your headaches are improved as well.

Try deep breathing a few times a day. Breathing deep into your belly and filling up your lungs as much as possible. This helps to increase air flow, and relax your body and muscles. Try attention focusing - when you start becoming worried about the lights and sounds, try focusing your attention on something else completely. If you're not thinking about the things that bother you, they will be less likely to trigger your headaches.

If you think that there might be some underlying factors that you're unaware of that are causing your headaches to start, it might be helpful to start tracking them in a headache diary. I've been working with a team of researchers for the past two years to develop an iPhone headache app. This is currently being tested, and if you'd like to try it out, please feel free to check out our website for more information and/or to sign up for our study (www.crfh.ca/whi). Please note, permission has been received for posting this link.

Good luck!
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