Q. Will increased screen time cause migraine headache?

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Dr. Nasir
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This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 17, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jan 13, 2021

Respected Doctor! I have a problem of migrain since daybefore yesterday. It is because of mobile screen. Whenever I use mobile , especially at night ,I feel headache in my left side above the ear. Before 4 months of this I was feeling headache when I watch mobile screen and also feeling that something is coming to my head and get headache then I consult with doctor. Doctor advice glasses to me now that problem is solved but migrain is still suffering me.which I explained above in para-1

Gender: Male

Age: 30 Years

Hight: 7ft approx

Weight: 65kg

30 MLe 7ft 60kg


Good day to you sir.

I have gone through your problem and from the outset I don't think it is migraine. migraine headaches usually have an aura preceding preceding them. patient usually feels or knows the headache is about to start. you can either be visual or auditory. the headache of migraine is very severe and debilitating and can last for 3-4 hours or even half a day. do you have similar kind of a headache? I think your headache is caused because of excessive use of mobile phones for stearing at a screen.

I would advise you to reduce your use of mobile phone to a minimum. use adequate background lighting when using phones. keep the the background light of the mobile phone to a maximum so that you don't have to stare at the phone.. do not use the phone excessively before bedtime. get an ophthalmology consultation done so that we are sure that it is not related to your eyes as refractory errors are common causes of such headaches. I will prescribe you analgesics if the pain does not subside after you try out these advises that I have given you. have a good day and hope your problems subside soon. do let me know if I can help you out in any other way

The Probable causes:

excessive staring at mobile screen

Differential diagnosis:


Treatment plan:

analgesics to be prescribed if consulted again

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