I’ve been getting them, without the headache, for the last 10 years or so. The first time I had one I was terrified and thought somebody had spiked my drink, although it was hardly likely at 7am in my house while drinking a cup of tea I’d made for myself…durr….but the flashing lights and semi blindness were horrible.

I haven’t pinned down anything in my diet which triggers them, but 2 other factors bring them on for me, having a cold/ flu and weirdly the other one is spending time with my eldest daughter. She’s absolutely lovely but she talks, very loudly, at full volume for hours at a time..so it’s probably stress!