Noise sensitivity with migraines

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 11/8/2007 2:02 AM (GMT -6)   
This is my first time in this topic as usually stay in the depression thread .
Does anyone suffer form noise sensitivity during their migraines and how do you cope with it .
I have been suffering from migraines for 21yrs and this is a common symptom of my migraines .
My migraines usually last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks when i get bad ones .The current one bought on as a result of radiation for cancer .Nothing seems to be working and it`s just a case of riding it out and hoping now that the radiation has stopped the migraine will settle down as well .
One thing i have noted is that being in hospital there is no escape from the constant noise this one being a hospital for depression they are checking on the patients all through the night my hubby suggested using ear plugs but i thought it may cause more pressure to that ,that i already have .
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 11/9/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Sensitivity to noise is a common migraine symptom.  I have found that using earplugs works pretty well, but if they bother you, you can always try regular headphones as they help muffle noise.  Good luck with everything, I hope you find some relief soon :)

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/10/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   


I have incredible noise sensitivity with my migraines too.  Bose noise cancelling headphones are (IMHO) God's gift to migraine sufferers! Seriously, these things are amazing! Expensive, but for me well worth the investment.  The headphones filter out background noise.  They were originally made to be used by travellers on airplanes (and I've used them there as well...and it made for a wonderfully quiet flight), they've caught on and now people use them at work, just to relax at the end of the day, etc. If you can stand listening to very quiet, relaxing music, they work best when they're in use with some sort of audio like that.  The headphones can be worn alone, without any audio, and will still cancel out background noise, but a little more seeps through when not used with audio.  If you have the money, I would really suggest giving them a try. Worst case scenario is you don't like them, and you can just return them.

Hope this helps! ~Sarah

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