Bright Snow Triggers Migraine
Bright snow triggers migraine attacks in me. I live in the snow belt of Cleveland. We currently have mass amounts of snow. It’s crazy cold out but oh well……I’m used to it. So we hibernate. But unlike those cozy, dozy bears, in a dark cave, I am forced to face the dreaded snow glare.
Snow Triggers Migraine
I have windows all over my house. While they look beautiful, they torture me. The windows frame a world of gleaming light-reflecting bright white snow. This week we ordered blinds for our windows because when I walk into our kitchen I feel like someone is stabbing me with an ice pick through my eyes extending out the back of my head.
Bright Snow Reflection
I wear sunglasses in the house most of the time but it still doesn’t touch nausea and aura the glare forces upon me. When my children nap I am forced to retire to my room which has blackout shades and curtains over them to provide me the cave I require.
Leaving the house is obviously torturous. I’m prepared, as always, with sunglasses (*affiliate link) and a big hood to block out peripheral light. Driving escalates my pain instantly and without fail. There’s nothing more I know to do. I am not a bear and need to take my daughter to school, buy food for my family, and do other humanly tasks. It’s not realistic for me to hibernate.
I’m counting the days until I can make my castle a bit more cave-like and for this snow to melt. Cloudy days, at this point, are my friends and this is not a statement I make often. It’s a difficult situation when it’s best to stay home yet my home and the snow’s glare make me sick. This has been a very difficult winter, migraine wise, and this snow needs to go. Snow, No! You need to go.
Is Bright Snow a Trigger for your Migraine Attacks?
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