New to Migraines please help :( and using a LCD monitor issues

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/7/2009 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
Out of the blue, the last two days i have suffered and been diagnosed with migraines.  I have been an IT Programmer for 10years without an issue.  Yesterday after being at work for two hours my vision started to blur, my left hand / arm started to go numb as did my top lip.  Then a short time later i had the worst headache ever felt.  I went home and slept it off.  The same thing happend today!  in exactly the same order.  I went to see the DR in the afternoon and he thinks it is a migraine.  I can understand how its suddenly happend and also i am worried that it is my LCD monitor that could be the trigger.  Does anyone have any advice on using an LCD monitor and preventing migraines? ie keep brightness down?  I am worried that i won't be able to carry on with my job!

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 10/8/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
When my migraines started getting worse, I also had to learn how to deal with all day long computer use in a new way, as I'm a freelance graphic designer, and I started suddenly getting more migraines from staring at the screen! Do you wear glasses? That ended up helping me. I got glasses specifically for the computer, for close vision and to reduce the glare a bit. Another option is a glare screen or filter. Adjusting the brightness and contrast settings to a lower setting usually helps, too, you'll have to play around with them a bit to find what works best. Also make sure no lights or windows are directly behind your screen, causing any glare. Good luck!
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