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OH my goodness the aspertame is a huge one! i recently went through the effects of aspertame poisoning. I went from having a migraine once or twice a month to daily. From being responsive to the imitrex to not working and from bad migraines, to literally crying, throwing up and having to go to bed for days. we couldnt figure out why things had changed. I started looking at my lifestyle and realized i was drinking like 4-6 glasses of crystal light a day, where before i was only having an occassional soda. I was trying to drink more water (which i hate, so i was flavoring) I had to cut all diet soda, all crystal light, all low calorie yogurt and sugar free jello. i was shocked at the number of servings i was getting in a day. So then i also had to go on a low migraine trigger diet. I have stopped all chocolate, cheese, aged cheese, all cured meats, msg containing foods, hot dogs, etc. I have been doing really good. Even though i really miss chocolate and cheese. Well, ihave had only mild headaches. but today at work, we are moving around our offices, expansion, and worked non stop. I normally eat lunch at 1130. we didnt stop for lunch until after 1230. my boss ordered pizza. i stupidly ate 1 1/2 pieces of cheese pizza, thinking it would be alright. Maybe the cheese wasnt a trigger after all. Well, maybe 30-40 minutes after eating the pizza, i started to get a headache. I have taken two excedrin, because i stupidly left my imitrex at home. I am still hurting. the other thing that might be adding to the problem, the smells. The office has new carpeting and they have been spraying cleaners to wipe down surfaces. strong smells can trigger them sometimes.
For prevention aside from dietary changes: i grind my teeth terribly, so i have a custom bite guard from the dentist. I take topamax 25 mg at bedtime, i am on medication for fibromyalgia so i have to watch the drug interactions. I also give myself a monthly b12 injection and take d3 supplements and iron. While not pain free yet, it is much better. I missed New Years Eve as i was in the bed with a migraine dec 30, 31st and january 1st. Not cool!



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Asparatme. Many people have this one. I never realized it was a trigger, because even when i gave it up, I still had headaches everyday. but I have noticed that when I drink anything with aspartame, I have a *worse* headache the next day.

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Hello team members! Have any of you found anything new that may be triggering your migraine? With summer time approaching...I no the heat is going to trigger alot of migraines for me. I do not like weather changes!


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Anyone find anything new that may be triggering your migraine?


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I had a HORRIBLE Migraine yesterday, and I think it was the weather. It was super hot outside, beautiful day for Easter, but it just gave me the worst Migraine.


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Does the weather trigger your migraines? If so, why do you think that is?


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Most of the things everyone else has listed seems to trigger my headaches as well. I try to avoid them as much as possible, but somethings its impossible to avoid them.


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Taking less caffeine than usual, I gave it up in the end because a day out results in fewer hot drinks. Changes to my sleep pattern. Dark chocolate, unless it is organic. Red wine, Aunt Flo, noise and bright, glaring or flickering lights.

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Light & smell - definately sensory for me!

Poor or uneven lighting will trig a migraine, as will certain smells
such as: black currant, raspberry, onions, body odor, tom cat spray
& more recently really strong chewing gum smells or strong toothpaste.
I also can be trig'd by the smell of black jellybeans!

All will result in pain, tingly, blurred vision, flashing lights & in a bad attack
I will lose vision and go numb right down my left side & start talking nonsence!
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I don't know. I know that I can't stand heat. Heat and humidity makes my life miserable and when the weather changes so that the humidity is moving in, my migraines get worse. I don't like the heat and I don't like being hot at all. I'm currently going through menopause, so when a hot flash starts, if I have even the slightest twinge of pain in my head, it will get a lot stronger during the hot flash and go away when it subsides.

That said, when I was exercising yesterday, I could feel the headache I had all day, but it didn't get worse. I was using my elliptical and it was kind of cool in the bedroom and really hydrated before I started. I was sweating a fair amount and did get hot. I really like the elliptical and love the motion of it when I get into a good rhythm.

Now that I've confused my entire answer, I don't think the heat actually induces my migraines, but mix the heat with humidity and yes, it will. I think if I heat up because I'm exercising, no.

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Does anyone else have heat induced migraines? Ever since I was little if I got too hot while exercising or playing I got migraines. It is how my parents first figured out I had migraines. It makes the whole exercise thing a bit challenging.



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Good for you. I'm glad to read that you take charge of your meds, your migraines and your doctor. Unfortunately, I'm not seeing a neurologist right now. Mine moved too far away...it was my GP who moved to a practice an hour away and I moved right along with her....the neurologist didn't offer to allow me to follow him. There are, however, many fine neurologists in the same town as my GP, so if she feels I need an upgrade in my meds, she'll send me to one and in the meantime, I see her every couple of months for monitoring and I tell her if I feel my meds are right for me. As long as I feel good and I feel I'm at what I consider a good 'baseline', we stay here.

My GP trusts me as well as I trust her. She tells me that I'm one of only a few of her patients who does not ask for pain meds, doesn't not want my meds to increase and doesn't want more drugs. She knows I'd rather get rid of everything, but I can't. I need what I need so I'm not in daily pain, but I'll take the minimum to keep that pain at bay. When I did need pain meds for a frozen shoulder, she wouldn't let me out of the office until I promised to take the pain meds. I promised, but I never did finish them. What's a bit of shoulder pain when you've have knock-down, drag-out migraines before??

I don't know if I've ever noticed colors bother me, but then again, I'm still figuring out some of my triggers. There are some things that bother me more on one day they will on another. I'm just more sensitive to them on Day A than Day B, I guess. It happens. A little of something is good, just a bit more is bad. It happens. A migraine diary is so good. I don't remember a time when I haven't looked back over my day to remember what I did, ate, how I slept, when I woke, what the weather was like, what my mood was like, who I spoke to, how much I read, etc, etc. I've tried to pinpoint each day of my life, what might have triggered that pain I felt.

Right now, I have some stress going on in my life that I can't control. It's making me very tired, probably because I just want to sleep until it's over, so I'm getting some heavy-headed feelings that are kind of headaches, but not really migraines. I know if I just napped, I could get rid of some that feeling, but I have to work. It's often a trick to figuring out what kind of pain I'm feeling, but this isn't a migraine. I won't take my abortive med today unless the pain changes and I don't think it will.



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I saw three neurologists until I found one I felt comfortable with. First and foremost you need to be able to TALK to your Doctor and feel like they are listening to you. Going through meds like candy is just par for the course. What works for one will not work for another. My sister and I see the very same neuro and he only sees migraine patients. None of the meds that work for her work for me! NONE! So do not be discouraged about having to try different meds. It is a process. I am not migraine free, but I have them where there are manageable. I'm not sure in our situation there is more one could ask for...well we could, but I'm not sure it would get us very far.
I get the eye "tics" sometimes as part of my "aura" the little signs that a migraine is coming on and during the migraine. I do not always have the aura...I wish I did. My life would be much simpler. Some auras are blurred vision, light sensitivity, etc. If I get an aura, I can take an abortive med...if not...then it is the arsenal. I have pills, nasal spray (migrainol) and finally I have an injection I can give myself). I also take 2 daily preventative medications.
I know the headache journal is a pain, but my neurologist made mine a more comprehensive journal. It was more of a diary. What I ate, how I slept, what I did, if I noticed an aura, how long before the migraine it hit if I couldn't prevent it...(this may take a family member to help, thank goodness I had a supportive family)
I had a dry erase board I used daily and logged it later in a book...it made it so much easier, I would not have done it otherwise.
Triggers are as individual as medicines. If I am vulnerable, the color green can make me puke...anything the color green. Good thing there are so little green things in this world...lol
My daughter's color is yellow. I have talked to a lot of people who seem to have a color that bother them....my sister's is pink...go figure...If I am tired I do not go to church on Sundays because a definite trigger for me is what I loving call the "old lady perfume" God bless them but they want everyone to "smell the love" and I just cannot do it...I will spend the rest of the day in bed if not the next day too. The diary will help you to know you as well as the Doctor knowing what meds will help you. It also lets them know if your migraines are sleep related, or some other "system" related issue. My third neuro ran a butt load of tests that neither of the other 2 even brought up. I do have several sleep disorders which do not help my migraines but don't seem to be the cause of them either.
As MissJean stated, her Doctor move and she travels an hour to see him. I travel an hour to see my neuro. Don't be afraid to travel. Hopefully your insurance allows this or your city is large enough that you have a large selection. I live in a very small town. There was 1. So traveling was my only option and a really no brainner!
Whether it's migraines or so other health issue, always take your health into your own hands. My favorite questions to Doctors: "Would you do this procedure to your wife or child? Is this a Doctor you would send your Wife or Child too? Would you put your Wife or Child on tihs Medicine?" After I have built a rapport with the doctor I don't have to ask about the medications, but at first if I don't know them...I will, it helps me gauge them. I go in with a list and I go through my list and I NEVER let the Doctor intimidate me...I am paying them! The will give me the time I need. If not, I do not go back. I have asked Dr.s if they are in a bad mood, is there something they would rather be doing, did they have a fight with their wife...if they ask me why, I say, "because I don't think you are paying attention or taking me seriously, I can either come back another time or go see someone else if you would rather". You would be surprised how the mood in the room changes when they feel like you are challenging them and you are taking charge of your health.
It took years to get where I feel like I am somewhat stable and comfortable with my medications the way they are...but I am 50, and while I had an oblation years ago and do not have a period, I will still at some point go through menopause. This could very well tip the apple cart as it were...I may have to start all over when the hormones start to shift. We will see. I may be one of the lucky ones...Bwahahahahaha....I needed that laugh!!
My best advice is to be as well as you can, learn to know your triggers and auras and go from there...it makes your life so much easier.



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Definite eye-twitching. Not every time, but it happens. My eyes are especially sensitive and that's probably why they react the way they do. I think we also develop and lose different triggers as we age. I've been able to identify more triggers, but at the same time, it seems that some things don't bother me quite as easily as they used to. Maybe it's my meds and maybe it's that I'm not as sensitive to them. I did have a cortisone shot for a frozen shoulder once, after taking preventative meds that worked so well I had had only 2 migraines in 18 months and I had horrendous migraines for 4 days straight that no pills would touch. It took months for me to get back on track with my meds. No more cortisone for me!

As to doctors not being able to help...that's a tough one. The problem is that there are so many different reasons for people to get a migraine and it's difficult to find the right combination of meds for each person. What works for me isn't going to work for a good number of people, yet I don't know how many people keep telling me that I have to try what they like for them. They don't understand that once I find something that works, I'm going to stick with it.

I happen to have a wonderful GP right now. She listens, she knows what I'm going through and this is the first time in my life I've had one who really and truly listened and wanted to help. I'm 51 and I've had migraines for 48 years. Yup, since I was 3 years old. When she moved to a different practice, I followed her, even though it means I have to travel an hour to see her. She does what she can and sends me to a neurologist if she thinks it's necessary. I'm finally on meds that work, I'm not migraine free by any means, but I don't have daily migraines anymore. That was my goal and I'm happy.

The thing is, I can't mess with the system. I recently starting taking a double dose of Nexium. Helped so much for my GERD, but I started having daily headaches. I stopped that and went back to only one dose a day. My doctor said it would take a few days to get back to normal. It actually took about a month. I just can't mess with anything out of the ordinary or my head revolts. I have no idea if this is the way anyone else is, only that I need to stick to a strict schedule for absolutely everything or my system lets me know that something is different and it will take quite a while for it to get back to something I consider normal.

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All of those are triggers for me as well Kelly. I haven't ever noticed the eye twitching but I have heard that it happens to other migraine sufferers.

I have recently added two known triggers to my list: Chlorine (as in pools, etc) and steroids.

A few weeks ago we had my son an inside pool party and after swimming in the chlorinated pool for hours I had a horrid migraine, first I'd had in awhile definate trigger. And then this week I am on a steroid pill due to an allergic reaction I had, and it is killing my head. Ugh!!

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I sometimes have problems with my eyes twitching during a migraine, and sometimes not.

As for triggers, I think that I have almost all of the triggers that have been previously mentioned except for pork, Chinese food and caffeine. The caffeine is one of the things that can often help me with a migraine.

As far as lights go, any lights can bother me whether sunlight, florescent lighting, or any other bright lights. I use only lower wattage bulbs in the rooms where I spend the majority of my time, and keep on as few lights as possible most of the time for this reason.

Smells are another one that varies, and as with the lighting, can be from many different sources. If a smell is strong, it will probably bother me no matter what it is. Cleaners and perfumes are the worst, but even things like food smells can be triggers if they are really strong.

Sleep disturbances are another big one. This can be too much sleep or too little. It can also be just a matter of broken sleep when I wake up too many times during the night for one reason or another.

One of the big ones though is stress. This is something that is easy for the doctors to tell me to avoid, but impossible for me to do. There is a lot of stress in my life, and short of locking myself away from the world around me, I don't see any way they could possibly expect me to avoid stress, but I have had 3 different doctors suggest that this was how I should get rid of the migraines that I have suffered from for close to 40 years.

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I did not sleep well the night before last, then had a headache most of the day yesterday. Did not sleep well last night because of headache and have a blaring migraine today. Sometimes caffeine will help, sometimes not. I have never tried chineese food. I need to do that, as I love it. Repetitive noise is DEFINITELY a problem for me, and my daughter loves to do that. My doc. has tried me on many kinds of pain meds, none of which has helped for very long. Right now she has me taking Zonisamide (generic) 100 mg twice a day to keep from getting migraines. But trust me, it does not help. Another medication that does not work for me!! I feel like my doc does not even know what she is doing. But the sad thing is, she makes the 7th or 8th doctor that I have been to in the past 10 years about migraines, and none of them have been able to successfully help me. Personally, I don't think that doctor's should get paid till the actually help their patients.emoticon

I am wondering, does anybody have any problems with their eye and/or eyes twitching when they have a headache? I have this problem sometimes, but doc says that it is nothing to worry about. I'm just curious. emoticon

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Now that's a new one. I've never heard of anyone being helped by MSG. Just goes to show once again, that migraines do not follow any certain path and they cannot be treated the same for any two patients.

I saw my dr and a med student today. He was surprised when I told him how long I had had migraines and when I said that one or even two migraines of any degree per week is no big deal. Not after 40 years of daily headaches. I told him as long as I have some meds that get rid of the migraine when it's a bad one, I can handle the little ones. It's all okay.

My insurance co. has raised my co-pay on the Treximet, so my dr. agreed to give me a Rx for Amerge, which is now a generic and generally less expensive anyway. Then she found coupons for the co-pay for Treximet. She told me to try using them, since this works better and she'd rather I take it. If I can, I'll use them. If not, I have the Amerge as a back up. Either way, I'm covered.

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I've got some of the triggers everyone else has mentioned - aspartame, pepperoni (and other processed meats), bright sunlight, not sleeping enough, bad weather, loud repetitive noise. I've also had migraines triggered by eating raw onions (of any kind), garlic. If I'm pre-migraine, cheese will push me over the edge.

Caffiene actually helps my migraines, as well as MSG! I've actually made a point of going to a Chinese restaurant when I've had a particularly bad migraine specifically to get some relief.


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I'm kind of on the fence with caffeine. I can take just so much and it helps. Too much and it makes it worse. I do think I know my limit, though. I remember watching a show once and the Drs were doing a series on migraines. The specifically talked about caffeine and how sufferers should limit their intake, but not eliminate it unless they know it is a trigger because it often helps people.

Finally!!! Someone else who is bothered by repetitive noises! Not that I'm glad you are, but I'm glad I'm not the only one. People usually look at me like I'm crazy, but one morning, DH almost killed a chipmunk that kept chirping in our oak tree and gave me a horrendous migraine. I remember telling DH he had to do something about it before I started screaming. I just can't take it.

I can't eat pepperoni, but it's because it's a processed meat. It's the nitrites they use to process it. I don't eat any deli meats or bacon or hot dogs or anything that lists nitrites or nitrates. Hormel offers lunch meats that are not processed like that...no preservatives, no problems. I can eat bacon that I get from the meat market that has been smoked, but not processed and I get my hams from them and they are in natural juices, but with no preservatives.

Funny that I haven't noticed a migraine after eating Chinese food. I specifically pay attention to it and nothing. Obviously MSG isn't a problem, but other preservatives are. I do read labels and I guess I'm a bit healthier because I'm not eating processed foods, but I never did like them much anyway.

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Definitely repetitive sounds for me as well. And caffeine actually helps my migraines. I know it can be a trigger for others though. And so far I've never noticed a correlation with the MSG and my migraines and I am a fan of Chinese food. As for Aspartme I know that is a common trigger and I try to stay away from it but I admit I do drink the occasional diet soda. :)

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I was totally shocked when my doc told me about pork being a trigger. I was so upset as I love pork chops and pork roast. Pork apparently is a rare trigger, but my daughter gets migraines from pork too! Figured that our when she would get them following pizza with pepperoni!
MSG is a huge problem for me... We went out for a family dinner on April 30th for my mother in law's 94th birthday. We were 50 and a Chinese Celebration meal was orders. There were 9 courses... and I had to order a special beef and rice dish just for me... and specified NO MSG!
I knew about the MSG by the time I was 20.

I can no longer chew gum as they all have Aspartame emoticon I now chew straws when I want to eat something... LOL

Caffeine actually helps keep my migraines away!

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Deb, I've never heard of anyone having pork as a trigger. Wow, that's not good. It's funny, but MSG seems to not be a trigger for me. I've really paid attention too. I don't eat Chinese food often, but we do have it a couple of times a year and I don't ask for it without MSG. So far, I haven't gotten a migraine from eating it. Doesn't mean I won't develop a problem, but I'm 50 now, so I don't think I will.

I also don't seem to have a problem with Aspartame. I drink Diet Pepsi and have no problem with it, but I don't drink a lot. One a day is it.

I don't know how drinks are made decaffeinated. I've heard of doing it naturally, but I don't know anything about the process. What makes this a bad thing for you, Julianne?

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I agree ASPARTAME is a BIG NO for me. Can count on a migraine with ANY consumption of it. Non naturally decaffeinated coffees another BIG NO. The weather seems to also be a BIG factor and if it bad weather I can typically count on a migraine.



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Aspartame is a big one for me.. and since almost all gum now has Aspartame, I can no longer chew! emoticon

MSG is another trigger, so I have to be careful with Chinese food (My hubby is Asian and we eat Chinese at all his family gatherings) emoticon I also have to be careful or pre-made foods (soups, TV dinners...)

Pork is another one of my BIG triggers... 1 in 100 migraine sufferers get migraines from pork and I am, unfortunately, the 1. emoticon

and of course the weather... rain and snow are the worst... And I live in Ontario where we get plenty of both!emoticonemoticon

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What about repetitive sounds, preservatives (nitrites, nitrates), flashing lights, peanuts, walnuts, peanutbutter, most perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, so I have to use all unscented products, sleeping too much, not sleeping enough, sudden changes in weather, high humidity? I think those are the major ones. I stick to a schedule as much as possible, I avoid all the triggers I possibly can and I take a preventative med. I still get migraines at least once a week, but I'm doing much better than I ever thought I would. Knowing my triggers and avoiding the ones I can has been wonderful, but I can't avoid them all. There are just too many outside influences I can't control.



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It sounds like you ladies have some of the same triggers than I have! Flourescent lighting and the sunlight can give me terrible migraines! Working at a computer too long can give me a headache too!

I am reading the book Heal Your Headache and its good! I'm also finding "The Migraine Brain" by Carolyn Bernstein to be very helpful. Since I need to figure out all of my migraine triggers its helping me.

My other triggers are being tired, alcohol, cigarette smoke (just the smell of it on people's clothing can trigger a migraine).

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LOL Quite true. :) I've also noticed lately that if I am late eating (on schedule) I will begin to get a headache. Ugh!

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Thanks for the advice I'll definitely check it out:)


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You mean you love READING new things. *Grins* ;)
And I think I'll check that book out too. Sounds like a very valuable read.

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I might check that book out too. I always love learning new things! :)

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KELLYCARMONA80, you might find The "Heal Your Headache" book very helpful! (By David Bucholz I believe...)


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Aspartame. Sadly....I miss Diet Coke so much!emoticon

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Aw dang...Chelli I never even thought about the lighting at work! Ugh, that has to sting!

Yeah there are a few smells that set me off too. There is this one smell that I remember...some kind of chemical smell on adhesive that smells a lot like acrid, burning rubber. I get the WORST headaches ever when I smell that stuff. Ugh, my head is tightening up just thinking about the smell of it.

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The flourescent lighting is one of my triggers too or really bright sunlight after I've been inside for awhile. On the Internal Medicine side at work it is so bright I hate when I have to work over there because of it.

Also strong smells or smoke will trigger a migraine for me. Really loud prolonged noise, stress, and hormones (like premenstrual, etc). Not drinking enough water each day, not getting good sleep, weather changes (barometric pressure). Okay so I have alot of triggers no wonder I have frequent migraines ugh!

That's really interesting Kelly and makes sense I'm sure that combination triggers happen to me often.

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I co-symphatize on the florecent lighting! Certain stores in general,just frazzle my brain, because of their lighting, and I feel simply silly even typing it. But I have the Migraines to prove it lol. The only other single trigger I have is cream cheese. My nuerolgist also made me aware that sometimes we can have a combination trigger. For example, if orange juice is sometimes a trigger for you, and exhaustion is sometimes a trigger for you then if you have a glass of oj after a night up with your newborn may it equal a migraine. Which I found interesting.


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Long exposure to Flourescent lights is a big one for me. BIG one. And even though seizures don't effect me with flashing lights anymore, screens that go too rapidly in succession or flash brightly and repeatedly tend to set me off. As much I love Doctor Who, his title sequences for example I really cant watch, especially on the high def tv. LOL.

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I know for a lot of migraine sufferers there are certain things that can trigger migraines.

What have you found triggers your migraines? Do you try to avoid those triggers?

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