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Does "Electronic" noise bother you?

"Electronic" noise/sounds from tv, radio/computer make my migraines worse. Does anyone else experience this?

  1. my husband experiences this from time to time. It's the very low hum or high-pitched sounds that really bother him. He has to limit his time on the computer as well to avoid making his migraines worse. I think it may be from the blue light the computer emits as well but who knows. Just know you are not alone. There are others out there that also experience what you describe. Warmly, Cheryl migraine.com team

    1. Thank you, Cheryl. It makes me feel better to know I'm not alone. No one seems to "get it"!

      1. @amendt this is a great community of folks who get how migraine affects us. We are here for your support and to just listen to you when you need to vent. I hope you find migraine.com to be a great resource for you. Warmly, Cheryl migraine.com team

    2. I don't think I've had a migraine issue with it, but my whole life it's bothered me! My parents used to think I was nuts when I was little because I couldn't get to sleep when they would turn on the TV downstairs at night... not because if the volume, but from the electricity. They would tell me there is no way to hear that. I do have misophonia (found out there was a name for it as an adult), so that's probably why.

      1. Putting a name to something that's been affecting you most of your life must have been a bit of a relief! How long ago did you discover that there's a name for it? ~Crystal (migraine.com team)

    3. I probably only learned about it 8 years ago? Maybe less? Not sure. Most people I know (that don't have it) think it's made up. So similar to having anxiety... it's invisible, so hard for people who don't have it to understand.

      1. I thought I was the only one w this symptom! So glad to learn I'm not alone. My spouse thought I was insane. They are no longer my spouse. Without understanding and empathy, life is pretty tough. Thanks everyone. 👍🏼

      2. so glad this post was validating for you. Migraine has such wide ranging and varying ways of impacting people. It's important to remember we're not alone in managing this complex neurological condition and you're so right that compassion is key. Good to let go of those who don't give it to us and surround ourselves with those who do! We are here for you and are so glad you are a part of our community. Hope you'll stay in touch. Warmly- Holly (migraine.com team).

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