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Weird triggers

Good morning; I would like to ask if anyone has this weird trigger; wearing earrings ?? And using reading glasses? Doesn’t happen all the time but when I don’t feel “ right” I know not to wear them or I will be in pain !

  1. How very interesting, . I am sorry you find this a trigger. It must be annoying to say the least. I love my jewelry and new glasses. When you say you "don't feel right" I assume you mean you may feel a migraine upon you/having an aura? I am wondering if glasses triggering migraine episodes might be in relation to the proximity of the trigeminal nerve and nervous system being overly sensitive due to onset of aura. Glasses hitting behind my ears after wearing them a period of time begin to cause me pain and the start of a migraine. Not so much earrings, though. It may be that your skin on the face, skull, neck may be overly sensitive to any outside stimulus that it triggers pain in/with the closest nerves. Almost like the same way people suffering from a migraine say their hair hurts. Have you discussed this with a physician? It's the first time I have heard of that as a trigger - new one for me surely. I hope members chime in and offer support and info on this topic. Rebecca (Migraine.com community advocate)

    1. Thank you so much for your prompt reply

      1. That is a trigger I've not heard mentioned before, but it sounds a bit like you may be experiencing allodynia which is a symptom that can occur during a migraine cycle. It causes an environment of hypersensitivity during a migraine cycle and commonly affects the head, but can also occur in other places in the body. It usually subsides as the migraine episode wanes. Here is a link to some information on allodynia. https://migraine.com/search?s=allodynia. That not feeling "right" could very well be part of the migraine prodrome. Either way, I hope you don't have to deal with that too often! Warmly, Cheryl migraine.com team

        1. Thank you so much!

          1. it is my pleasure! I hope you find our community to be an excellent source of information, care, and support. I really enjoy getting to see how we all interact and share our experiences with this horrible disease. Have a very happy New Year! Warmly, Cheryl migraine.com team

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