Moms with Migraines

Do you suffer from migraines like I do? They tend to rule my life and my daily decisions. I am always faced with making plans based on whether I have a migraine, or if one comes, how we will handle the day. I have had these migraines since I was 9 years old. They have gotten worse as I have gotten older, and that is difficult as a mom. You are supposed to be the one that makes everything better and kisses the boo boos away. You are not supposed to be the sick one. As my oldest who is now 4 gets older, she is starting to understand more about my Hemiplegic Migraine condition. She now worries about me getting sick and if I will miss out on fun family outings. I am always looking for ways to care for myself and be sure to be the healthiest and best prepared I can be with my migraine condition. I take daily preventative medications, I eat a healthy diet, and I try to get as much sleep as I can. I do all the things anyone with migraines knows to do to stay in the clear as best as we can. There are certain things that we cannot control that tend to trigger our migraines however, and for these things we need a little extra help. Stress, the weather, and light are things that can wreak havoc on our heads. Light has been a huge issue for me. I love the sunshine. It makes me happy, but it also kills my head. The sunlight hurts my head and the glare it leaves on objects and cars driving by at times makes it difficult for me to function in society. I also have a hard time driving at night for the same reasons. The headlights on cars tend to really bother my eyes. I usually ask my husband to drive if we are going somewhere together or I tend to shy away from night time events. I started to research glasses for migraines to see if there was any hope for me to live a normal life and came across Avulux. These glasses were exactly what I had been hoping for. The lenses are currently nonprescription (though they mention they will be providing a prescription lens solution soon) and are made to block the wavelengths of light that cause migraines to help prevent, treat, and lessen the effects of migraine. The best part about finding these glasses was they are cute too. I contacted the company to learn more and told them about my migraine condition. I loved learning about the thought process that went into creating these glasses and the trial period of testing these glasses on migraine patients. The bottom line is, they care about the migraine community, and to me that means a lot. I decided to order my first pair of glasses in the BLI style. I couldn’t wait to try them out. They arrived a few days later and I have since worn them about a week. I am happy to report they are by far the best I have found to block the sun glare that has been the hardest and worst trigger for me. I plan to continue wearing the glasses for a few weeks and documenting my findings. I am excited to see how the glasses work for me driving at night, and in a department store. For a migraine sufferer like myself (15+ migraine days a month), they say it is best to wear the glasses all the time during your normal daily activity. Customers with fewer migraine days can simply place them on once they notice their first migraine symptom. Though they should be worn during any known migraine triggering events, like driving in my case. I can’t wait to share this great product with you and how I feel using it over the next few weeks! I will say the glasses look great on. They have a slight tint to them, not as dark as a pair of sunglasses, so you are able to wear them indoors. Stay tuned and for now you can check them out by following the link below! If you have any questions about these glasses or just want to talk migraines feel free to reach out!

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