My Senses Trigger My Migraine
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SPEAKER 1The main sensorial triggers of my migraines usually are smells, odors. For instance, some perfumes I would be wearing in the past I can't wear anymore.
SPEAKER 2Some light-- you look at luminous things and they bother you. They hurt your eyes-- as well as sound.
SPEAKER 3If I do not have a hat on or a visor, which I wear pretty much 24/7, the sun will beat me down and trigger a migraine.
SPEAKER 4I also am very easily triggered by red wine.
SPEAKER 5Smoke from cigarettes-- so I will try to avoid going to bars that people are smoking because it would trigger a migraine for me.
SPEAKER 2It's very uncomfortable because you never know-- at night, when I'm driving, I never look at the incoming headlights because I know that if I do, I might get a migraine while I'm driving.
SPEAKER 6I really avoid a lot of things. We don't have a doorbell. My phone never rings. We don't have a home phone. We don't have, really, television or cable. I don't like a lot of sounds.
SPEAKER 5And I think part of it is trying to not make it-- so be aware to avoid it but not to take over what you end up doing every day so you can live a normal life, not always obsessing about those things.