I need help to figure out a way to reduce my major trigger – bright lights. If I see a bright light (such as a CFL or LED) I get a migraine within 1 – 2 mins. Maxalt/pain killer and sleep normally makes it go away in about 2 hrs, but this is pretty much everyday. I wear green tented glasses (Mediview migralans) most of the time and they help but it’s not the answer. I am really scared of the future since everything is turning toward energy efficient LED and CFLs. I bring my own light bulbs to friend’s houses so I can switch out theirs and enjoy myself. My wife drives most of the time (I drove 99% of our 16 yrs together) since the new bright headlights (some are slightly blue) just kill me. It even hurts to see one of those lights on TV.
I got my first prescription glasses for everyday wear (for very minor farsighted) in Feb and I just got a new pair with a stronger prescription.
My other triggers are certain foods, seasonally allergies, strong smells, high or low pitch sounds and neck pain.
My migraines started 3.5 yrs ago with seeing ripples in my left eye. It was a Monday night and I was watching TV and all of a sudden I thought my vision was like a still pond with one rock being tossed into the middle of it. I went to sleep and it went away until Wed when I was eating lunch in my car in a parking garage and it started again. That was the only two occurrences, but my migraines started after that.
I have had lots of test and scans run and everything is negative. I have tried lots of medications and nothing has really worked.