Hi my name is Jessica I am 41 years old, married and have identical twin sons 9 years old. I work full time as an executive assistant for a major construction company and I have been suffering from migraines and headaches since I was a little girl.
I can remember as a child having a migraine in the night and getting up and walking through the house either to the bathroom or to find my parents and having hallucinations because my head would hurt so badly. It was frightening! As a child there wasn't much to help with my migraines – children's aspirin was practically like eating candy so my mom would rub my head 'a lot' and most if not all the time I would have to throw up to feel better; most definitely not enjoyable.
I did not find out until my early twenties that my migraines were hereditary. I knew my mom, dad and sister suffered from migraines but neither of my parents ever went to a physician about them. So unfortunately with both parents being migraine sufferers I guess my sister and I were destined to be sufferers too! I am also very sensitive – if I stand too long, sit in an uncomfortable chair for too long, etc., I get a migraine. So I can get them fairly often.
I have pretty much learned to tolerate my migraines. But some days they are so bad I just want to die!
I did end up seeing a specialist in my twenties about my migraines and even did some trial drugs trying to find that perfect 'fix'. The trial drugs were not fun most of the time and I almost think they gave me the 'sugar' pill so again had some major suffering and I finally said enough is enough please just give me something that will help! I have found that Relpax works the best for my migraines and I would say 80% of the time taking a pill helps but unfortunately I do have a side effect when taking. It makes my throat feel funny.migraine…funny feeling throat??? I usually go for the funny feeling throat. So I wanted to find something that might help during the onset of a headache, maybe I wouldn't have to take a pill?
So then I came across Axon Optics and thought oh I want to try some of those! Because one of my major triggers is the fluorescent lights at work! In fact I have gone as far at two different jobs to have the inside of the round lights (they are usually shiny metal) painted! And this does help; it cuts the glare tremendously. Unfortunately the job I have now has the huge fluorescent lights above so can really ask about painting. So I have gotten my glasses and anytime I feel a headache coming on I put them on and I feel like they help with the glare and even just looking at my computer screen for too long. I do think they are helping. I am still trying them out and am looking forward to summer and wearing them outside when it is a sunny day. I truly believe axonoptics glasses help with the glare and you don't have to feel like you are wearing sunglasses inside!
If you are a migraine sufferer I would totally recommend trying especially if constant glare is troublesome for you!