I am so glad to have found this community. My main trigger is florescent lights at my workplace. I started a new job in July and have had a headache almost daily since. Before that, I had one migraine headache and I would occasionally have an aura with no headache.
Here's what I have done so far to help with the migraines, and how it is going:
- I bought theraspecs. They help noticeably but not if I need to sit under florescent lights for over an hour.
- Sumitriptan works often but I can't take it every time I get a headache. Maximum is 9 times per month.
- Topimax - I started it yesterday so I don't know yet.
I am a professor. The lighting situation is this: I have unoffensive lamps in my office, but when I teach or go to meetings, or even when I walk down the hallways, I can get a migraine in 5 to 10 minutes. Sometimes, my colleagues will turn some of the lights of for me and that helps a lot. I wore sunglasses indoors before I got the theraspecs but I always thought it didn't look right.
Does anyone else have a similar situation? How did you address it in your workplace?
Thanks for your help,