Most Migraineurs have issues with light sensitivity. What do you do to cope with it?This is a big one for me. Maybe because with fibromyalgia I also have light sensitivity, but either way I am very photophobic which is just made worse with a migraine. I also have a prolonged migraine aura of visual snow... which looks like a billion sparkles of light dancing in the sky, but when you look at things makes them all warpy. So I never, ever leave the house without sunglasses. I own several pairs of varying strengths and tints depending on the time of day and whether it is sunny or cloudy, but I always have a pair on. It is both too painful not to wear them and also too sparkly. For indoors at work I wear pink tinted glasses as that tint seems to decrease the intensity of fluorescent lights by contrasting against the blue spectrum... and I have mentioned on here those specs developed with an orange based tint that might even be better but I have not tried that myself. I got the pink tint after reading a study on photosenitivity and it really does help... so there is definitely something to trying different tints out. I just recently tried an orange tint on sunglasses but find they are not quite dark enough... they provide an interesting amount of clarity which I like, given they do reduce the pain associated with photosensitivity but the shade is not dark enough to reduce the visibility of the aura sparkles which is a bit of an issue for me.
I also like hats. And I often wear hats with sunglasses. People tend to give me funny looks when I do. That is people over a certain age. Suspcious looks. Like I'm a shifty character. Or stoned.