Light Sensitivity and Migraine

Posted on March 21, 2018

People with migraines often report having light sensitivity (photophobia) accompanying their migraines. Others mentioned that light may be a trigger for some migraineurs. Sharing your light sensitivity experiences with others who understand what you are going through can be beneficial towards better managing the pain.

On MyMigraineTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with migraines, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Light sensitivity is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about light sensitivity:

Has anyone used TheraSpecs, if so what was your experience?

Has anyone used glasses tinted to block blue/green light?

Has anyone tried green LED lights for therapy for migraines?

What kind of light bulbs do you use at home?

Here are some conversations about sensitivity:

3 days of migraine. Thought it was nearly gone, now severe ahead of the cold front. It came with all the nausea, light sensitivity, and blurry vision. 10 days till I get study medication.

My headache changed a little bit today. The stabbing pain behind my eyes has lightened up a little just to bring on me shaking and getting cold. The smell of food makes me throw up. My depth perception was off. Stayed in my PJs and slept a lot. Noise and light sensitivity.

Beginning of a migraine. Auras and light sensitivity. Hope the meds work quick. Anyone tried an anti inflammatory diet to fight migraine? I just started reading more about it and wondered if this might help.

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyMigraineTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I to suffer light blindness but mine is all the time, If I am outside it is the sun or like you say any lights that flash or extra loud noise, If inside… read more

posted 11 days ago

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