Low Energy Bulbs and Migraines

fluro’s my worst enemy, the govenment is trying to fase out the old lights to more enviroment friendly one, but this means more mercury in our soil , so who’s kidding who?
god help me I’ll be living by candle light

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Nah, apparently burning candles is bad for the ozone 8) We’ll just have to get by with our glowing personalities.

Awhile back, I could have lit an entire city with the strobes going off everytime I closed my eyes. Who needs lights? :lol:

I got your lights!!!

Kim

Yea, it’s tripping over myself or messing with the ozone layer?
We’ll all be donning sunny’s in our house, friends can then think we’re more nuts., than usual.

Or as some of my friends say are you drunk, that’s before I’ve even had a drink.
No I’m a just magraining thanks, as I slur my words.
Does anyone here have speech issues like that?
My lips and tongue go numb and I can’t talk well.
Slurring and stuttering all over the place.

Oooooh so bad.

Hey Jen-

No, I don’t slur my words, but I do struggle for words. Constantly, my 7 year old daughter laughs all the time (yep, she thinks its funny) but I know better. Its not funny. Its frustrating… :shock:

A simple sentence such as “Look at that car over there” comes out as “look at that guy over there”… I know the minute it leaves my mouth its not what I want to say, yet it comes out. I can’t stand it, and I will feel a whole lot better if someone reads this and says “Hey, I do that too” ! :lol:

But I am being serious, it is a problem for me, something is short-circuiting in my brain, and it didn’t start until the rest of this crud started. So, I’m sorry bout your slurring, ( I wouldn’t want that for nothing) but in a weird kind of way, I think I can relate. Just recently I’ve had problems with my lips going numb, so maybe I’ll be slurring with ya here shortly!

Apparently, there are different types of fluorescent bulbs. Modern ones with electronic ballasts flicker at 10000+ Hz rather than the 100-120 which our eyes don’t like.
I’ve had a fluoro in my computer room for a few months, and it doesn’t bother me at all. I usually can’t stand fluoros, so I suppose it’s true… At least for me. :slight_smile:

Az Dizzy , well yes I do, I just cant get the words out at all.
a man came to do some repairs on our house, I 'm talking to him one minute about what I wanted done, the next minute I’m pointing at the screen door, thats all I could do was point. he must have thought I had alzimers , do you think I could find the word for screen , he had to tell me what it was.
oh boy how bad is that, sometimes I will just replace a word with the wrong word.
or stop mid sentence , while I sit watching others around staring waiting for me to start up again, I’m completely aware of whats going on at all times, but it’s like I’m stuck in a time zone.:mrgreen: hehe!
My mum saw this one day and siad oh she’s off again, she didnt think I could hear her, and it really freeked me out as I couldnt answer back.
I told her If it happens in front of her again, to just Ignore it, cause her freeking makes me freek.
what an interesting desease.
jen

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Yea, it’s tripping over myself or messing with the ozone layer?
We’ll all be donning sunny’s in our house, friends can then think we’re more nuts., than usual.
Or as some of my friends say are you drunk, that’s before I’ve even had a drink.
No I’m a just magraining thanks, as I slur my words.
Does anyone here have speech issues like that?
My lips and tongue go numb and I can’t talk well.
Slurring and stuttering all over the place.
Oooooh so bad.

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Yeah, I slur & mumble according to my husb. (I prefer to think he’s just not listening closely enough.)
It feels like my voice actually changes sometimes - like my throat tightens up or something. Anyone have that? And is it expected to get worse?? (Guess that’s a topic all by itself, huh?)

Jen and AZdizzy - I’m sorry about your speech problems. Thanks for sharing. I have the same problems and it does make me feel a little better to know I’m not alone. I have always talked fast, so when things are going haywire in my brain, I start slurring and stumbling over my words. I use the wrong words a lot too. I find when my other MAV symptoms are worse, so is my speech. It is embarrassing, especially at work. They must think I’m a bumbling idiot at times! It scared me quite a bit when it first started six months ago. Sometimes I feel like I have dementia when I can’t remember words and names. :?

As for the fluorescent lights, I had the maintenance staff take take the bulbs out of the fixtures over my workstation last night. We’ll see if it makes a difference.

I’ve never had strong verbal skills, but since I got sick, I’ve gotten worse. I’m starting to talk like my mother, using the wrong words, having a hard time finding the right word, etc. (can’t wait to see what happens if I ever decide to take Topamax) I thought it was because of the depression that I landed in, but maybe it does have something to do with MAV. hmmm

Boy it feels good to be able to post without worrying about getting bashed!

Hi all, I remember some migrainers talking about being highly sensitive to lights, and they mentioned special glasses that are used for dyslexia, how these glasses helped them cope under lights and outside in the sun, and wondered if this would also help with computers.
I think they are called erlin , or irlen glasses.
Spelling please. Hehe!
They said it was trial and error in getting the right color or shade,
maybe we should talk to our optometrists about it.
also is there any one here that has been diagnosed with dyslexia,
I was, at the age of 20.
I never looked into the glasses myself

I know they give the very same physio therapy excersizes for dylexia as we have for our ballance therapy, dyslexia is an eye to brain disorder , the signals get scramble going from the eye to the brain,we see things back to front.Kinda.
I wonder if there is a commen thread to all of this.

jen

ok, Ive just found a site on it.
jen

Headaches and Migraine Research

Research at the University of Birmingham in England showed that many migraine sufferers are sensitive to the flickering from fluorescent lighting, TV screens, and computer monitors. The study found that wearing colored glasses reduced the frequency of migraine headaches by 74 percent. Other research indicates that about one in five individuals could get relief with colored glasses. A preliminary study conducted at the UT Houston Medical School with 30 migraine sufferers found that 27 of them were helped dramatically by colored contacts.

Evidence that symptoms of headaches and other symptoms of strain can be reduced by the wearing of Irlen Colored Filters which alter the wave lengths of lighting comes from a variety of studies (Bulmer, 1994; Chronicle & Wilkins, 1991; McLachlan, Yale & Wilkins, 1993; Cilkins & Clark, 1990; Wilkins, Nimmo-Smith, Slater & Bedocs, 1989; Wilkins & Wilkinson, 1991).

There are numerous surveys of subjects who have used colored filters for periods of six months to six years. Reduction in eye strain was reported by 78% to 86% of subjects in studies by Burgess (1990), Westergard (1993), Whiting and Robinson (1988), and Whiting, Robinson and Parrot (1994). Stokes and Stokes (1990) found 45% of subjects reported reductions in headaches, while Fricker (1989) and Schaffer (1994) also reported a reduction in headaches when using Irlen Colored Filters.

A preliminary study by D.W. Riley and A. Wright (October 2000) comprised 30 people ranging in age from 10 to 60+. The diagnosis of migraine was by doctor or specialist for 21 of the subjects, with the remaining 9 being self-diagnosed. All the subjects had been assessed for Irlen Syndrome and had been wearing Irlen Colored Filters for 6 months to 5 years. For 83% of people in the study, Irlen Filters reduced the frequency and severity of their migraines.

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