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why do video games give me a headache?

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Dr. Julie Tomberlin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Get outside!: Your brain doesn't want constant interaction with a screen. It wants interaction with other people and the outdoors. Stop the video games and talk a walk with a friend or family member and see if your headache improves.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

I keep seeing jagged flashes of lightning bolts that shimmer around an object followed by an intense headache. Are these hallucinations?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: These are not hallucinations and you need to be seen by a doctor. Seeing lightning bolts can mean there is eye problem like a torn retina or neurologic problem like a migraine. If you are pregnant, visual changes associated with a headache can indicate a serious complication called pre eclampsia. If you have these symptoms it is very important you see a doctor for further evaluation.
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Why does the location of my headache shift when I move my head?

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Headaches: Headaches from sinus pressure or muscle tightness can seem to migrate to other areas with movement.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is a cluster headache? What causes it, and how can I treat it?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Like a migraine : But different. Very severe headaches that throbb, make one want to move rather than stay still and are treated by oxygen therapy most successfully.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can video games cause motion sickness?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Motion sickness: Yes certain video games can cause motion sickness in suseptable persons.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I relieve a headache without meds?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Depends on cause: Without a proper diagnosis, there's no way to know the cause or proper treatment.For simple, non-recurrent ha's, might try ice to head or neck, sleep, massage, meditation. A good hands-on osteopathic exam, whether pain is short-term or chronic, might find a mechanical cause - often from neck pain/dysf, rib problems, even sacral problems which can be treated with manipulation. Just some suggestions.

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