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Computer use triggers instant headache.

Hi All,
My problem:
I start having a headache as soon as I start using a computer or laptop screen. However there is no headache if I use screen at night or if I use screen when I am sleep deprived (like if I got up after sleeping for only 4-5 hours and still sleepy).

I have been suffering from this problem for last 10 years but upto now I was able to manage because I was in a work where computer was not used. But now I will have to use a computer and I am really worried about my future.

Things that i have tried so far:
1. Been to 4-5 eye specialists earlier thinking the cause might be
related to eyes. Everything is fine.
2. Using computer glasses with bluray protection.
3. Have tried Gunner glasses for computers but didn't work, Though I am yet to Fl-41 glasses (came to know about them by reading here only)
4. I have tried apps like f.lux, using computer in greyscale mode, using reading mode etc on phone and mobile but nothing has helped.
5. I have been to 4-5 Neurologists but no doctor has been able to
diagnose the cause of the headache. All the reports including MRI
are fine
6. Undergone treatment with ENT specialist to rule out if the cause behind this is related to my sinus problem. But this also didn't help.

I have no other triggers like sunlight or anything else. Only the computer screen and laptop screen usage causes the problems.

  1. If anyone can suggest anything, It will be a great help.

    1. Hi
      Thank you for reaching out and sharing your journey with us. Please forgive us for the delayed response.
      I hear how frustrating it is to live with head pain, you're not alone. It sounds like it's time for an accurate diagnosis.
      Migraine is a neurological disease falling on a spectrum from mild to severely debilitating and everything in between. It's a diagnosis based on exclusion meaning there is no blood test or image study to confirm it. Once a doctor goes over your symptoms, medical history and examines you a diagnosis can be given. Headache is only one symptom of migraine, it can impact our entire body!
      Have you considered seeing a doctor who is an expert in treating migraine and headache disease? These doctors may be different from general neurologists as they are board certified in headache medicine, all neurologists are not. In fact there are just over 700 health care providers in the US who have this certification and can make a huge impact in our care.
      Here's the thing general neurologists may be fine doctors but have a hard time being experts in one area because they treat many conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and more. A true migraine/headache disease doctor treats migraine and headache all day, every day. Here is more information on how these doctors are different and how to find one;
      https://migraine.com/blog/really-find-headache-specialist/
      https://migraine.com/blog/seeing-a-board-certified-headache-specialist/
      https://migraine.com/living-migraine/change-thoughts-new-care/
      https://headaches.org/resources/healthcare-provider-finder/. I would start with one of these experts.
      Many here find relief with glasses specifically designed for those of us with migraine who have light sensitivity/screen issues. I have a pair of outdoor TheraSpecs and love them. You can read more about these glasses here; https://migraine.com/forums/tinted-glasses-difference-between-theraspecs-and-axon.
      I hope this information is beneficial. I hope you keep us updated. Wishing you a low pain day, Nancy Harris Bonk Patient Leader/Moderator Migraine.com Team

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