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Blue Jay
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Joined: 11 Jun 2018
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26 Mar 2024, 12:20 am

How common are migraines and otherwise very bad headaches in Autism? I get them occasionally. They seem to precipitate whenever I watch television at night. And once I get the headache, which has a relatively rapid onset along with anosognosia, even when I cease watching it still persists. I even get nauseous a LOT of the time during these.

Sometimes I take painkillers, but they just end up making my nausea way worse; or even make my headaches substantially worse. For this reason, I tend to stay away from watching television at night. It's rather odd, actually. Odd that I have such a selective problem. But I usually don't have this problem while looking at my computer screen, which is even more strange. And sometimes I get headaches after taking my evening medication, but perhaps it is just a correlation. It's a very odd thing for me.


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27 Mar 2024, 2:45 pm

you need to report this to a doctor and get it checked out, it could be a sign of trouble that they can track down and treat. Really bad head aches can be pretty serious.


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30 Mar 2024, 8:59 pm

The refresh rate of your tv may be less than that of your computer screen. That could possibly give you headaches, especially at night if there are no lights on around you.

I went to see a specialist about my headaches (rise in temperature, sweating, waves of nausea + the bad headache) and they couldn't find the cause. I don't get the headaches often, so I guess I am to put up with them when they do come.

I hope you find the cause of yours.