Do any of you get headaches from white screen on computers (like in a Microsoft Word document)?
What has worked for you to relieve symptoms?
Has the doctor diagnosed you with anything specific or just migraines/tension headaches?
I have been dealing with headaches for about 2 years now. I have been able to manage them to the point that I can return to a pretty normal life but sometimes my management methods don’t help. I wanted to find others who have had similar experiences and learn from them. Do you have experiences like me with headaches?
My Symptoms and Triggers
-My main trigger is a white computer screen like in a Microsoft Word document. I have to have dark mode on any screen that I am using to prevent headaches. Viewing distance of the screen does not seem to make a difference. Sometimes natural light has caused problems too.
-My headaches are bilateral, i.e. on both sides of my forehead. When I started getting headaches two years ago, I initially got very nauseous and easily car sick but I do not any more. No other symptoms besides this.
-I sometimes have been triggered by bright lights at the gym or lights while in a dark theater, but these aren’t as frequent or as bad as a computer. I feel like sometimes I may be more sensitive to that after I have used a computer for a long time.
-I sometimes get triggered by normal sound from earbuds or in a noisy gym.
Effective Treatments for Me
-I get relief with eye drops, hot showers with the water screaming on my face, using sunglasses, massaging my head, and using dark mode with screens or stopping to use them all together.
-The medication Nortriptyline has been effective. I am also taking Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Coenzyme Q10, and magnesium supplements which may be helping.
I have had doctors suggest that my headache may be due to lubrication in my eye or some neurological issue because I am getting headaches from both noise and lights. They are not exactly sure what the cause is.
Do any of you have similar symptoms to me from computer use?
What has helped you?
What have you been diagnosed with by the doctor?