TheraSpecs for Migraines? Yes Please!

And I’m back! Yay! It’s been a crazy month of sickness, migraines and my phone going on the fritz. Worst part of phone fritz? I lost all my awesome pictures of my TheraSpecs. Except one that was my pivotal point. Read on my friends!

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggersnetwork. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was when I was chosen to review TheraSpecs. I have heard from so many migraine sufferers over the years that specifically tinted migraine glasses made all the difference for them, but without getting to try them myself, I couldn’t justify the price. In the grand scheme of things $99.00-$149.00 really isn’t that much, but that amount can feel like a lot on a product untried. Let me just tell you right now…. TheraSpecs are worth EVERY penny! 

When I got chosen to try them out, TheraSpecs gave me the option to pick any of their indoor or outdoor glasses on their website, they also have frames that go over your prescription glasses too. Like most women, I have a tendency to have a sunglasses fetish and personal preferences, so getting to pick was awesome. I love the bigger glasses that completely cover your whole eye area, and another big thing for me is that I often slide my glasses up on head so the Stella’s were perfect for me. Fell in love right away.

Not feeling so great, but able to be out in public because of my TheraSpecs

I probably squealed a little when my TheraSpecs showed up in my mailbox. They came inside a little glasses bag with a note to me that included instructions on how to adjust the frames which was perfect because they were a bit big at first. But after a moment of tweaking with a warm hair dryer they fit great.

I have put these glasses to the test. I cannot say for me personally that they eliminate or prevent migraines every migraine, however, they make having a migraine more bearable and they significantly reduce my light sensitivity triggers! I wish I had these when I used to work. Probably could still be working if I had had TheraSpecs at that time, that’s how good they are. I wear them around the house when my husband wants all the lights on (or when I have a mini migraine and don’t want to complain about it – they get the point across nicely), I wear them almost always when going to the store, definitely while in doctors waiting rooms. I wear them in bed when the kids need some light but I rather no light. I think my favorite though, is wearing them on those blinding cloudy days. Too dark for sunglasses but hurts sensitive eyes…. Perfect for TheraSpecs! 

For the ultimate test… Duh duh duh! My sons were invited to an all expenses paid arcade and pizza birthday party for my friend’s son. I had woken up with a blistering migraine that morning and only wanted to die, but I took my meds, slept until my husband had to go to work and then peeled myself out of bed. Like most migraineurs, I avoid loud places with bright strobby lights like they carry the plague. I couldn’t. But I brought my TheraSpecs with me instead. 

I fully fully expected to need to leave early to go throw up from over light stimulation….. Nope! I stayed for the whole party. No follow up migraine. It was still crazy loud, I won’t be planning any parties there, but I firmly believe that TheraSpecs were the reason I walked away without a migraine. And that’s saying a lot.

I’m absolutely in love with my TheraSpecs. Have you tried them, or have you been wanting to try them?

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Mailbox Delights

Found a lovely surprise in my mailbox tonight when I got home.

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An entire box of Enfamil products, samples and coupons!

This being the 3rd baby I haven’t signed up on all the websites (mostly because I’ve forgotten to) and really didn’t expect any sample packs of anything. Not sure if this came from our Target baby registry or from registering at the hospital, either way, such a lovely surprise.

I’m especially excited to try those little green packets on the left. They’re supplement formula packets for breastfeeding moms who may need to supplement or are switching over to formula. Because of my health, the longest I’ve been able to breastfeed was. 3 months and that was with Damien. Kellan only got a month. While I would prefer to breastfeed until solids, my health simply doesn’t allow it. BUT I’ve been able to give my babies the most important month. And honestly formula has gotten amazing, I have two very very healthy boys even mostly formula fed.

I’ve used the little pre-made bottles there next to the green packets and LOVE the ease of use. They’re especially great when traveling so that you don’t have to make up bottles or when you have a new babysitter. (or when you have a migraine and can’t think straight enough to measure out powder). Adding the nipple attachments is bonus points!

An entire canister of powder, gentle systems formula at that, is an amazing blessing when you’re low income. Formula is not cheap and often a strain on already tight budgets. WTG Enfamil! You just scored big points with me!

On the far right in the yellow packets are more to-go packets which are so handy in diaper bags. We used these all the time with both boys.

Plus they included two $5 off coupons and a booklet all about baby feeding. If I were a forest time mom, that info would be invaluable. It’s awesome that they put it in there.

Big THANK YOU!!  to Enfamil.