The bloggers challenge for today is:
“Let there be light.” Most Migraineurs have issues with light sensitivity. What do you do to cope with it?
Most people at some time in their lives have wished to have a super power – once you have migraine and experience the intenseness of these ‘super powers’ you soon change your mind….
When you experience a Migraine ALL your senses can become acute…..
Sight – The glare of normal daylight actual hurts the eyes then there is the glare of the TV and the PC screen..and those damn energy saving lights – yes they all hurt……….. To help cope with this I have a very dark pair of sun glasses and often wear these – even in the house – even in winter…. blackout blinds in the bedroom are a must and I have the PC and TV brightness turned down low. As for energy saving light bulbs – none in this house 🙂
Hearing – when you have a migraine you cannot tell the difference of distance with sound – its a hard one to explain – but image your in a resturant – you a ‘non migrainer’ would be able to concentrate on what your fellow diner is saying and block the background noise – migrainers on the other hand can hear it all……….. oh yes we do feel for Superman…… the man not at the next table but five tables over – the coffee machine in the cornor – the waitress steps down the hall – the bang of the door – the clatter of plates – the child playing out side – we hear it all at the same sound level…………. its drives you nuts………….and there is nothing you can do about this one apart from retreat to a quite place.
Smell – not only do we have the joys of smelling things that are not there – burning is a common hallucinationl – but we can also smells everything around us – the shampoo on the lady in front – the soap on the man behind – the dog outside – the dinner of everyones plate – the grass from outside – the toilets down the coridoor – the fumes from the carpark……… over powering scent…. which turns your stomach and brings on the sickness… again retreating is the only help
Taste – give a migrainer something to eat while having an attack (if they are not nauseous that is) then they will be able to tell you everything which has gone into the mouthful… every herb and spice…. I like most migrainers will eat plain things following an attack.
Touch – some migraines nerves go in to free fall and the sense of feeling becomes acute as well – I have experienced this a couple of times on my face and its no laughing matter – a feather touch feels like you have been hit by a hammer
So would a Migrainer like to be Superman???…………….. maybe not…….. apart from maybe the flying…. we could then at least fly away from it all…….. that is if the vertigo has not set in…
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