How To Treat Light Sensitivity in CFS & Fibromyalgia

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JLH, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    How do you treat light sensitivity in CFS and fibromyalgia?

    Light and sound sensitivity are not uncommon in CFS and fibromyalgia, as it takes energy to sort the pertinent sensory information from the non-pertinent.

    Adding the medication Neurontin (gabapentin) often helps these symptoms.

    In addition, if taste and smell sensitivity also are present, it is worth looking for carbon monoxide poisoning (from natural gas, gas lights and ovens, etc).

    POSTED BY Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum
  2. jplatt

    jplatt New Member

    Light, sound and motion (my own or what I see around me) are problems for me. My doctor put me on Atenolol which she said had been originally used for migraine sysmptoms (now commonly used for high blood pressure). I'm finding quite a bit of relief from 75 mg dose. Dr. Teitelbaum, would there be a reason to switch to Neurontin?

  3. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    I discovered that the cause of my sound and light sensitivity (along with the fibromyalgia and other symptoms) is a chronic borrelia burgdorferi infection, so I am treating the infection through a lyme literate MD.

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