Scientific developments towards understanding the causes and development of migraine have advanced so much in the last decade. I find it strange to remember how, over ten years ago, I had to deal with Occupational Health and Personnel people who couldn't understand it was a very debilitating condition in its own right and not a) imaginary, b) a symptom of something else.
After several years of trying out just about everything (including getting rid of my TV and changing to LCD computer displays), I finally got some effective medication and got it under control. The last time I had a migraine attack was at the Great Northern Quilt Show last year, when I got a migraine every day due to the lighting in the hall, but at least I could control it. When I get a full-blown migraine, I loose my coordination, find it difficult to speak coherently, and begin to go numb on my right side, fingers & toes first, in addition to the pain, light sensitivity, "aura" (where objects and lights seem to move around), dizziness & nausea. Not fun.
I saw these interesting articles on the BBC today -
Hand held device on trial for migraine sufferers
Why light can worsen migraines
Migraine favoured "sickie excuse" - not something that helps people who really do suffer from migraines!
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