I have amended the title on your behalf. Let me know if it doesn’t suit.
@Diphthong is correct about the increased sensitivity to skin from sun being caused though. Amitriptyline isn’t the only culprit either. Other prescription drugs can do it too. Some PILs actually carry warnings advising patients to stay indoors away from peak sun times of day.
I am pretty much good now with sunny conditions. I must admit to wondering if it would ever return near normal but it has. But as I said above yesterday the fog ‘got’ me. I suspect many photophobic people retain a susceptibility for life. I don’t stay outside for extended periods without Transitions and a hat and don’t intend to. Prior to chronic MAV I never wore sunglasses or Transitions. I really would prefer not to go on wearing them because I so dislike them on others, I hate not being able to see people’s eyes, but somehow I doubt I will have the choice.
There are two types of Photophobia my ‘tame’ local optician tells me, ‘Glare’ and ‘Contrast’, for the latter think wide winter horizons, bleak colourless sky against dark winter landscape on sunless day. Conditions other than migraine also cause photophobia. ‘Supermarket Syndrome’ is much more associated with Visual Vertigo, repetitive patterns, lack of specific focal point and presence of complex environment plus fluorescent lighting. Far more likely to occur with people who are excessively Visually Dependent a condition which tends to occur more frequently in people with vestibular deficits, hence we MAVers commonly experience it.
Now you know bit more, which do you think you suffer with or is it both? Just from interest. Ami should help either way.