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As a part of my RRMS diagnosis, one of the things I frequently suffer from is terrible migraines. This can be sometimes a curse, believe me, I’ve had migraines where I couldn’t bear to be awake. I’ve been in the ER and my primary doctor’s office because of these migraines. I was even told at one point that I may have to start taking a Botox treatment to make them go away. To be honest, I’m in my early thirties and in no way, wanted to go the Botox route.
If you follow my Twitter account (TheMSLife), many of you know, I’d often speak out about my migraines and how I was losing the concept of everyday life because I couldn’t simply take my pain. I was sensitive to everything you can thank of. Light, noise… caffeine definitely didn’t help. I finally realized that I was going to have to deal with my headaches, my migraines. It’s just the way it was.
Then came (luckily) for me, along came Axon Optics.
I honestly wasn’t sure how this was going to work; in fact, it was the first time I had even heard about “migraine glasses”. My sort of migraine glasses had always been the darkest pair of Ray-Bans I could find. However, these glasses did not work for me and I was so hopeful they would. They weren’t dark enough: I gave up and went back to my Ray-Bans to conduct myself outside or in the house even. They made me a little dizzy and my vision was blurry.
For someone who has Multiple Sclerosis, this made me uncomfortable. I was quickly aware of how these glasses could end up messing with my balance issues. HOWEVER, there were the times when I suffered a beyond painful migraine and I slipped the glasses on while at work. They do not differ much from my regular glasses outside of my contacts, and I felt relief instantly.
The bottom line everyone is wondering is “do these glasses actually work???” In my opinion, yes. I’d recommend them to anyone who suffers from migraines. Although they helped me on one or two different instances, they didn’t help me completely as I had hoped.
I definitely recommend anyone trying these glasses or wanting to try them to do what you think is best for you and your migraines. I hope they help others more than they helped me. They may work better. I’ve been a sufferer from migraines more of a medical natural for a long time and I was hopeful they would be a winner.