I suffer from light sensitivity to artifical light which one of my main migraine triggers., luckily I do much better with natural light. Fluorescent lights, computer screens, mobile phones being the worst with my headache pain intensifying rapidly.
I have headaches nausea and light sensitivity everyday but it does fluctuate so on the better days i can get away with a bit of light exposure.
I currently take 100mg nortriptyline a day as preventative, zolmitriptan 5mg and am following a low histamine diet. The combination of these plus the long summer days has reduced my worst migraine attacks to approx once every couple of weeks from 2-3 a week.
But in the last few weeks these seem to be increasing in frequency again
I’m debating changing medication but as current combo is helping. Is it hoping for too much?
I wondered if anyone else experiences this and whether they found a medication/ treatment that significantly helped?
Things I have tried:
- reducing brightness on screens and using f.lux or different coloured filters ( makes slight improvement but still unable to use screens for more than 20 mins on a good day)
Antiglare filters on screens
Wearing a hat and sunglasses in fluorescent lit areas
vision checked by optician
Rosey red tinted lenses, yellow glasses/ migralense overspecs
Medications - pregabalin and gabapentin
Low histamine, gluten and dairy free diet ( my threshold for triggers drops a lot if I ignore my diet)
Supplements Magnesium, coq10, vitd3, probiotic, ester c, multivitamin ( as recommended by nutritionist)