I am a 23 year old female and have experienced headache/ migraine at least 3 days a week for the past 5 years. I got the depo provera shot at 18 and only completed 2/3 in the series. I had unbearable headaches daily and could not exercise. I smoked illegal substances for 4 years and quit 4 months ago. I cut out caffeine completely, yet, I still get headaches almost daily. My GP told me to eat a balanced diet, exercise and drink water regularly.
I am a full time student so I look at white boards/ phone/ computers at least 5 hours a day. I get dizzy, tunnel vision, and sometimes nauseous. I only use albuterol when needed. Recently, I saw an optometrist at Walmart and told her about my light sensitivity. She concluded that I have 20/20 vision, but prescribed me a light prescription for glasses (+.25 and +.50-.50 x 017). I started wearing them less than 24 hours ago and it has given me a massive headache. I can see when I focus, but when I am driving (need to look around quickly) I get dizzy and have a headache for over 6 hours. I take the glasses off, and it takes my vision a good 10 minutes to return to normal.
I am very frustrated and in pain and will be working 32 hours of clinicals all of 2017 and cannot risk having daily headache/ migraine while I am trying to learn and earn my degree.