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Cluster Headaches and TV Viewing

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#1 Fri, 29/09/2017 - 15:21
JillS
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Cluster Headaches and TV Viewing

Hi everyone

Does anyone know whether watching a 55" LED TV can aggravate cluster headaches?  I'm a chronic sufferer and have them regularly but the weird thing I have found is that when I get one while watching our TV, I can be on oxygen in the same room and it makes no difference however if I leave the room and go on the oxygen in a different room away from that TV the oxygen therapy works immediately. 

Oxygen therapy works most of the time for the rest of the CH.  I used to have them four hourly with a break of a couple of days every ten days or so.  Am having some success with Melatonin in that this drug has stopped the four hourly CH attacks overnight, but it hasn't helped the day time ones.

I am now seriously wondering whether the TV screen being so big is not helping, nor the LED technology.  Its rented so we can easily change it.  Does anyone have any experience of this with a TV?  

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 09:55
ElizabethK
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Hi Jill,

Some sufferers are irritated by a bright screen and usually cannot look at something like TV whilst in an attack.  We all have our idiosyncrasies!  Screens are best avoided during an attack!

take care

Liz

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 17:45 (Reply to #2)
JillS
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Thanks for your reply Liz  

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