Any help for extreme bright light?

Have an extreme bright light with my migraine. any help for these?


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  • Holly H.
    1 year ago

    Lightweaver: From 24/7 migraine with aura at this level for 7 years now, it is my brain seeing the aura not my eyes, as it were, because my eyes can be open or closed, and I am awake or asleep. I’ve had aura since I was a child, and flashing and flying lights, and also steady halogen-bright lights have always been components of my migraine aura.

    Nothing makes the aura go away, but I can tell you what helped. (1) My friend who fixes TVs said that all flat-screen TVs have either LED or fluorescent lighting. I didn’t watch much TV programming, but I would leave the nice photos from the casting device running throughout the day. Now I just don’t turn on the TV. If I want to watch something, it’s on my laptop. I’ve been amazed at the difference. (2) Have you noticed that especially performance-type shows use lighting effects, and that especially commercials use fast changing pictures? Instead, I will watch little clips of something on YouTube, and as soon as anything my brain interprets as flashing lights comes on, it goes off. That helps a lot as well. (3) I have stopped using any medicine that increases the aura effects, either by speeding up the flying shapes and lights, or by brightening them.

    Hope this helps!

  • lightweaver author
    1 year ago

    Thanks about TV. Yes I have noticed performance-type shows use lighting effects, and that especially commercials use fast changing pictures drive me crazy! And I wont do any fluorescent. All the stores have it.

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi lightweaver, Thank you for your question. Vision changes can certainly be a common symptom, but should this be a new or worsening symptom be sure to discuss with your doctor. As you wait for possible feedback from the community regarding their experience, you may find some of this information useful to review in the meantime-

    https://migraine.com/faqs/can-migraine-cause-vision-changes/

    https://migraine.com/migraine-symptoms/vision-changes/

    Please always feel free to reach out! -Joanna (Migraine.com Team)

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