Gaming, Computers, Migraine

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   Posted 12/28/2005 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks,

I've heard about how gaming supposedly is a cause of migraines. I'm not a skeptic but I would like to understand why. Is it "twitch" games, or the posture gamers assume in front of their computer/tv, or the long hours and neglect of sleep/good food?

It was my assumption that it was a combination of poor posture and quick eye/hand reflexes ("twiching") that caused migraines.

I used to play a lot of games in high school and early in college, but now I'm an engineer and spend 40-60 hours a week in front of 2 computers at work. It's not gaming but I wonder sometimes if the energy these computers put out affects my head...



Nicky (coquitlam55)
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 1/3/2006 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Philski,
I'm afraid I don't have the answer to your question but can affirm they contribute. I spend all day in front of a computer and if I don't take breaks can get a terrible migraine.
My husband bought himself an Xbox for Christmas and I tried playing a game with him while I had a headache (stupid I know) and in about five minutes my headache was a full blown migraine and I was vomitting in the bathroom.
I suspect it's the flickering lights and movement that triggers the migraine, but that's just a guess.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
                 --Japanese proverb

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