Originally Posted by Redford Phyl
They had reached a point where I was having 2 or 3 a week, sometimes more. Iím convinced that as my thyroid got weaker, the migraines got worse. I had a double whammy because I was also on HRT. That was going downhill too, and no one thought to test my thyroid. I finally just stopped the HRT completely, and the visual migraines lessened, but didnít stop until I found a doctor who was got me on the right dose of thyroid meds.
One thing that was guaranteed to trigger a visual migraine, for me at least, was exposure to halogen lights. Local Office Depot started using them, and it took a while to connect the change in lighting to the sudden migraine attacks when I was in there. I had a new halogen desklamp that seemed to trigger them. What cinched it was when the same thing happened when a clothing store that I like switched some of their lights to halogen and the same thing happened. Driving at night was an absolute nightmare, with so many cars using halogen headlights.
That's where I am at....3 a week or so. I also have switched birth control pills over the last few months....3 times....I am hoping it's the ever-fluctuating estrogen levels that also are playing a role.
I am convinced I am hypothyroid again, however. My mom went through the same thing with the visual migraines. I found that out last night. Once she went on Synthroid, they stopped.
I know what you mean about lights. I am worse at work. I also notice stripes can do that, too. We have vertical blinds at work and horizontal stripes in the carpet. It's a nightmare for me sometimes and for a co-worker who gets classic migraines.
Thanks for all of your feedback, Phyl!