Migraine Headaches and Flashing Lights?
Q: I have had problems with these headaches for many years now
but last night while driving home the car behind us flashed its bright lights
three times and I had one of the worst I have experienced in a long time.
I immediately knew what caused it because when the light hit my eyes it
was as if someone had hit me on the head. Why is it that the light hurt
me so badly while my husband was not affected? Thank you for your help.
Dr. Donnica: Flashing lights is one of the classic "triggers" of
migraine headache. Clearly, you are susceptible to this and your husband isn't.
That's not surprising, since migraine is much more common in women than in men.
For a complete article on migraine and its triggers (as well as what you can
do about it), click here.
Good luck! I hope this information is helpful.
Donnica Moore MD
Created: 7/25/2001  - Donnica Moore, M.D.