I asked my husband for a migraine-related Christmas present - time out - speaking of Christmas, as a new mom I have to share the cutest Christmas card ever (I'm biased):
|She was smiling at Daddy, of course|
As I was saying, I asked Jonathan to buy me TheraSpecs for Christmas, specifically the indoor aviators. If you haven't heard of them, the company was developed by Hart, whose wife, Kerrie, is a fellow migraine blogger (The Daily Headache).
Light doesn't necessarily trigger my migraines (although fluorescent lights including CFLs may do so; I'm not certain because I try to avoid them), but when I have a migraine any light feels like it's entering my eyes via two knives. I keep my curtains closed at home and wear sunglasses outside, but I work on a big iMac and if I have a deadline, I have to try to work through the pain. Why not just wear sunglasses inside? They would be too dark and end up hurting my eyes in the long run. So my sweet husband got me these:
|Pilot TheraSpecs - Indoor|
|Good side coverage to keep the light out|
When I start to feel a headache coming on while working, I'll put these on and suddenly the light from the computer screen is no longer piercing my eyes. They're very lightweight although one time I had to take them off because I had a migraine where anything on my face hurt, but that doesn't happen too often. I also wore these once outside when I had a migraine on a gloomy day and even the small amount of light was bothering my migraine, and they were very soothing.
I've had a lot of migraines lately so I'm happy to have one more weapon in my arsenal!