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Post by pauldconnell on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:46 am

Just realised from reading another post that one of my triggers is shopping in Tesco, whenever i go into a Teso store i get terribble headaches, and feel really unwell, it doesent happen in any other store though, so it must be the type of light Tesco use affraid
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Post by Tee on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:57 am

whooo hooo - That is one of my big ones LOL I wonder if we should tell them??

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Post by Katie on Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:15 pm

The lights there get me too.....sadly I still need to buy food occasionally.
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Post by Tee on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:40 pm

Oh I love delivery on line Smile

Thinking about the 'noise' post I thinks its that as well. A combo of lights, too many people moving about, too much noise, too much smell and to many decisions.....
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Post by Tee on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:47 pm

Oh your going to laugh - I was obviously on another planet on Tuesday - I could not face Tesco's so did the order on line...... they delivered it yesterday and I was sure I had ordered more...... oh well.

Well 2 mins ago - they delivered AGAIN - yep I had placed TWO orders during the day! I have no recall of doing so.... The kids are going to have a field day - both fridges are now jammed - its like xmas - oopes
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Post by Sheena Hulston on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:53 pm

There was me thinking it was just me forcing my fogged up brain to make a decision....I get half way round and get a massive pain then on comes an Ice pick migraine( love the fact I know what its called now) I used to say "before someone starts stabbing me in the head"
I find reading lists as bad so on line no good for me either goodness knows what they will end up with tongue ...ice cream for Sunday lunch...so I will stay with old faithfulls and a headache once a week. Don't even take a list as that confuses me more! I tell hubby what we want and hope he remembers, Go late as no one in and music is low and soft, if on at all, and bakery is shut.

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Post by Sheena Hulston on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:55 pm

Thats why I dont do online TEEEE HEEEEE
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Post by Tee on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:04 pm

Its not you hun at all - when I had my TIA we would go to Tesco as my 'time out the house! doh' and I could only do 2 isles and had to go sit down - we knew I was getting better by doing the 'Tesco' test - ie how many isles I could do before I gave it.

Once I stood for at least 20 mins looking at the bread, I knew we needed bread, I just did not know which one - there was so many - (we always have the same one btw!!) I knew people where looking at me - but I just had no idea what to do - my 5 yr old son found me and picked the bread - I was so relieved!!!

I have found a favourites button on the Tesco on line shopping, I never do a search for anything - thats too much thinking - I just scroll down the favourites list, looking at the pictures and tick off what looks nice lol Ok we end up with a bit too much chocolate once in a while but hey oh..

Very Happy It feels good when you know the name of stuff - I am still looking for the name of 'vasaline' eyes lol

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Post by Tee on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:06 pm

I think I might write to Tesco and try and find out what it is - I know shops do a lot of research into lighting (I am a marketing manager) and they light stuff to make it look good.

But so many of us seem to have a problem with them - if we knew what it was it might help......
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Post by Sarah on Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:49 pm

Funny this should come up, as my mum always complains about the lights in one of our biggest Tescos near here. She doesn't get migraines as often as she did, but the lighting definitely triggered one once.
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Post by whitzendJane on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:00 pm

Their staff told me they have bad heads too. Ikea is another. My other half had his 1st MIG in Tesco too. I have more problems in the new 'eco' store too.
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Post by Tee on Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:37 am

I have written to them Very Happy ............. I wonder if they will reply?
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Post by chaos8569 on Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:19 am

I now do my shopping in my sunglasses just in case and I find ASDA just the same .

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Post by Sheena Hulston on Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:55 am

Just as a side line Iceland mark all there food as having Veggie cheese in it to help migraine suffers and pizza hut only serve veggie cheese as well, Tesco give you a blank stare unless its cheese that's already on the label. Thumbs down to Tesco for migraine sufferers.
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Post by onandoffagain on Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:29 pm

there has also been some talk and campaigns by people with ASD and tesco lighting sue to the sensory over load.
I have major problems making decisions sometimes, I use to think it was just me! I can get so distressed trying to decide which pair of tights, or loaf of bread to buy I have to give up and leave!! There must be a 'choice making' part of the brain which goes into overload. I love my brain, it keeps me interested! think of all those boring people whose brains do what they should all day and don't throw up all these surprises! Still, id swap mine in an instant. xx

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Post by JACQUELINE TEW on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:19 am

Yep Tesco`s mereway northampton has set me off ,and the sensory overload thing definately ,i actually almost go into a trance like state sometimes if i`m in there to long ,so it sets aura`s off first like depersonalisation ,i need shades on in there too as light sensetivity bad and white noise sometimes aswell , so by the time i`m on the way home need pain relief ,have found a lot of department stores are horrendous though aswell ,shopping centres like milton keynes make me really bad and it`s definately lighting that`s the trigger everytime ,so again shades needed and you feel concious of eyes on you if you have shades on indoors especially during winter (speaking of which how did snow effect you all, that triggers me when wehad all that snow it looks lovely but if the sun shines on it iit`s like glitter and the bright white everywhere beautiful but ouchhhh!! .Wot a sorry lot we are lol xxxx
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Post by Tee on Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:10 am

Hi all

I contacted Tesco's and they have come back to me today. They would like to have a list of the stores which are casuing problems and they will look into it and will come back to me.

So can you please let me know which store(s) have caused you or anyone you know a problem?

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Post by Sarah on Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:07 am

Thanks for doing this, Tee. Smile I have responded on the other thread.
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Post by chaos8569 on Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:25 pm

have messaged you mine

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Post by Alba-Neuk on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:47 am

hello, been a wee while since ive been here, I hope you are all doing ok and some mig free times too xxx Yes Tesco lights are definitely a trigger for me and in the past weeks my son has been complaining of headaches whenever he goes into Tesco Sad
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Post by shellybobs on Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:55 am

I know what you mean about various light I have been diagnosed with irlen sydrome which is a light senstive problem which can trigger my migraine I wear special tinted lenses via pair of glasses which help alot as I also find I struggle with different colours as wel las car headlights yuk x

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Post by Tee on Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:21 am

Just to let you know I have had an email back from Tesco and they are still working on the issue......

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Post by whatgoes? on Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:21 pm

Okay now I understand why I go and buy two of everything or two different brands just to make sure I get the right one. But then I later learn that neither were the right one and now I have all this ???? to eat or use up. LOL at least I am trying. But I agree I think these migraines are hitting our "decision making" section of the brain. Just glad I am here with all of you. Very Happy

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Post by Tee on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:27 am

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Post by pīwakawaka on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:57 am

I can't say that fluorescent lighting in general triggers my migraines as they are so ubiquitous. We have energy saving lights in about half the rooms in our house. So if they are a trigger they are only a minor one.

However, warm fluorescent lighting with a red tone definitely are a trigger. These are typically placed over meat displays to enhance the appearance of the food. They can also be used in other zones where it makes the food look better. One of our local supermarkets has the same lighting over the salmon display, but not other fish.

Several of the local supermarkets have arranged the traffic so you must go past the meat section on the way to the rest of the store. I must turn my head away from the meat shelving and pass by as quickly as possible, otherwise I'll start to get blind spots and depersonalisation within a minute or so.

It took me years to realise my sensitivity was to the lighting rather than supermarkets in general. I was always reluctant to go to supermarkets until I discovered that it was only the red lighting that had the adverse effect.

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