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scotbean
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   Posted 10/10/2014 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
i have recently moved to student accommodation, i have a history of sever acute migraines that can effect speech and orientation along with sickness and other symptoms. The new place im in seems to be filled with halogen lights or halogen spots, im wondering if this could be the reason for my increase in migraines since moving in , and how to ask the person who is in charge to fix this? before i get to the stage where i cant talk to evn tell ppl and they send me to an a & e :/

Lanie G
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   Posted 10/11/2014 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello scotbean, I'm sorry for this problem. (I'm not a moderator here, nor do I have migraines.) My suggestion is to ask your doctor for some sort of verification that halogen lighting can cause you these physical disturbances and then speak to the director or proctor of the student accommodation - I don't know the term you use for the person in charge of the student residence. I feel that because this would cause you some real discomfort or even a medical problem that you should be able to change your situation there. Maybe the lighting could be changed as well. I wish you good luck.
Lanie

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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 10/11/2014 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Scot,

definately obtain notice from your doc or neurologist. Then talk to the housing department or whomever at school.

Perhaps the lights at least in your room can be disconnected and you can use a lamp at the very least

Sunglasses can be worn in classes, I did this. Most professors were ok with it.

Peace and comfort
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scotbean
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   Posted 10/12/2014 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the replys, im laste in back to this as on friday eventing i was spotted by another student livign in the building and she was shocked by my lack of speech and called fron 24 hr services who panicked as per and i spent a night in a &e. So they after bloods and a ct decided not a meningeal virus as i and they called family also told them, its a migraine with expressive aphasia :/. That happened so many times now that i think i could write a good rant about it. However today its is a silent but still here as i can hear everything and smell everything lol its biding its time. as for the light i have them off if i can but the only other light is a strip light under my shelf like that kind in a kitchen its not much better but if put a cover over to reduce some of the glare.
Live today like you may have no tomorrow. I may be 28 but im no toddler.

Lanie G
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   Posted 10/12/2014 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, again. I'm sorry for that episode. Can you put your own lamps in your room so you can be sure to have light that will not affect you? Also, I think you need some kind of bracelet or tag to wear around your neck (like on a chain) that indicates what your conditions might be. This would help people trying to help you as well as the medical personnel.
Lanie

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metformin
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scotbean
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   Posted 10/12/2014 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
yes im to try get a bracelet or something, but as i have lots of allergy too it wont all go on a thing like that so for the now i have a bit paper referring them to a usb stick with my info
Live today like you may have no tomorrow. I may be 28 but im no toddler.
dx ibs,asthma,migranes with aphasia, and hypermobility syndrome.
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