Greetings! I suffer from multiple types of migraines, multiple triggers, and multiple symptoms, and I mostly never know what I’m going to get or when. Although I do try to avoid the triggers that I know of, things like weather and seasonal changes never help and can bring on an attack at any time.
The one symptom that has always puzzled me though was how severe my light sensitivity can get. I’m not just talking about your run of the mill “The ambient light coming through the black-out curtains makes it look like all the lights are turned on.” I can become so sensitive to light, that it actually seems like I can feel the slightest bit of it’s energy bouncing off my skin. It is generally with my worst migraines that I get this way; especially the ones where I can feel it coming on but nothing is stopping the migraine or the pain.
When I get like this, no mater the temperature, I basically have to get a thick comforter and go into as dark of a room that I can find, then curl up beneath the comforter from head to toe. And even then I may still find that my skin is crawling from what little light may be getting through an opening in the comforter.
I come from a long line of migraine suffers, but I have never met or really heard of anyone else with this sever of a light sensitivity symptom. Does anyone else present with this type of symptom? Has there ever been any research done?