Migraines and video games

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Pegasis
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   Posted 11/3/2005 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
   Recently, my neurologist and I had a long conversation about young children and teenagers getting migraines. She told me that she has patients as young as SIX YEARS OLD with migraines. The cause is video game playing.  skull     The subject came up when we were discussing my problem with the flickering computer screen, which is why I don't post here as often anymore. If I'm on line very long, I will get a migraine.
  
  She said that there is so much flashing during most video games that this is causing migraines in children and teenagers, and even adults who play video games frequently.
  So those of you who are adults who play video games, stop playing for several weeks and see how you feel. You might be pleasantly surprised.
  And for parents who have kids with headaches, take those video games away and talk to their doctors about it.
  This might just be the answer you've been looking for.
 
As an aside, my sister's step son was suffering from siezzures. Turns out his video game was causing them. He has been siezure-free since he stopped playing the game.
~~Pegasis
 
 

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 11/3/2005 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pegasis,
 
I find that long periods of time in front of any computer gives me a headache. On those days at work where I spend a lot of time sitting at my computer I get bad headaches. I find that if I take all of my breaks and leave my desk, go for a walk, go have lunch do something different it minimizes the pain.
Nicky
 
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                 --Japanese proverb


tysmyboo
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   Posted 11/4/2005 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Don't shoot me for saying this...

It's sad that we can't play video games and sit in front of the computer for hours, and eat buckets of chocolate and drink bathtubs full of red wine and snarf down gallons of MSG if we wanted to or eat sharp cheddar cheese we adore, or watch loud action movies, or garden in the brightest part of the day or clean our bathrooms with strong chemical cleaners or go somewhere without 15 bottles of medicine or go a whole day without writing down everything we eat, drink, see, smell or do...that's what makes me so stinkin mad....

Other illnesses you are going to feel bad one way or the other from time to time but you can still eat and drink what you want...but you're gonna feel crappy....this way, we can't do what we enjoy doing...we are too busy avoiding things, and trying to be careful and then waiting for the other shoe to drop....

Sorry guys I'm in a mood...

Sympathize and then ignore this post...

Love ya all...take care

Sara

 


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Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 11/6/2005 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sara,

I know how you feel and feel your frustration. I ordered Smoked Salmon Blinis (Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs, Asparagus on Pancakes) for brunch today knowing darn well smoked salmon would make me sick. But I thought maybe today I could get away with it. Maybe today I could be normal and just eat what I wanted.

It took about half an hour for the migraine to start with shooting pains in my left temple and down the left side of my face. I've been out of commission the rest of the day. Just for a little smoked salmon.

LIFE REALLY SUCKS SOMETIMES.

Oh well. As you said, I sympathized and now I'm moving on. Hope you have a better day tomorrow.

 


Nicky
 
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                 --Japanese proverb


Pegasis
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   Posted 11/8/2005 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Gosh, Sara, and Nicky, too, I do know EXACTLY what you mean about wishing you could just eat and drink and do what you want and not have to worry about when the migraine is going to hit you.

I was doing pretty well, emotionally, for a few weeks after finding out that I had diabetes. But then I went through a long period of time REALLY depressed because it just is NOT FAIR that I have a whole new set of RULES to live by. A new BUNCH of no-no's that I must avoid. An entire new list of things I must keep track of every single day. Every food and drink and medicine that goes into my mouth. Counting carbs grams. Eating because my blood sugar will go down too low if I don't eat, not because I'm hungry. Then, not eating yet, even if I AM hungry, because it's not time yet.

OK. Now I can move on........I allow myself a couple of rants a week.........I usually take care of it when no one else is around tongue

~~Pegasis yeah


tysmyboo
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   Posted 11/8/2005 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   

We need a running thread called "Vents/Gripes/Complaints"  (and that is the edited for PG version) lol

I will be on that one everyday the way things are going right now....

my post for today would be about the cost of medication and docs etc without insurance...yikes! I thought I was depressed about everything before...

which came first the chicken or the egg? the migraines or depression?

Love to all,

Sara


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