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Computer Triggered Migraines?

Hi, I'm new here. I have had cluster headaches and migraines for years on and off but use to I could suck it up and drive on and many times push through. Well since COVID quarantines my job went from 3 to 4 hours computer use to 8 to 10 hours. I'm having headaches daily and migraines one or two times a week if I catch them and they don't go full-blown that is. I have tried everything from computer glasses to migraine glasses to migrarelief oils acupressure etc. Uggghh I just feel defeated and fatigued all the time lately. They have put in a referral to a neurologist but no telling how long that will take. Any more suggestions appreciated?

  1. Happens to me if I spend too much time on the computer. Especially if my posture isn't very good.

    1. Hi , I actually learned something when researching this! I have blue light filters on all my electronics and like you, still get migraine :-/ I found an article on WebMD that said a low resolution monitor can be the culprit! There's also a couple of tips on how to mitigate the risk. -Warmly, Donna (team member)

      1. Thank you DonnaFA I will certainly check into that!

        Blessings

      2. Brightest blessings to you as well, . Have a lovely week!

        Donna (team member)

    2. I use a program in my computer called F.lux and a dimmer program to help with my migraines.

      1. Hi (great name by the way!). I'm sorry to hear you're suffering as a result of your work changes. I work as an osteopath in the UK, and when people are thrown into sudden home working their setups are not always ideal. I've seen a lot of people suffering as a result, including with a variety of headache types. Laptops especially (but not exclusively) can encourage you to slouch and this can be quite compressive for the upper neck, leading to all sorts of headaches. If you can, check into adaptations you might be able to do to your home work setup. It might make some difference for you. I hope you feel better soon. Best wishes, Tracy (Migraine.com Team Member)

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