Reader’s Mail: TV Is Triggering Migraines

Q: Does the flickering from constantly fast forwarding TV shows trigger migraines? It seems to trigger mine.

A: The nuances of both TV and films can precipitate a migraine headache. Sometimes wearing tinted glasses while viewing TV or at the movies can help prevent a headache. I would certainly wear the tinted glasses while fast forwarding through commercials, an action that can exacerbate a migraine attack.

Seymour Diamond, M.D.Seymour Diamond, M.D.Seymour Diamond, MD
Executive Chairman, National Headache Foundation
Chicago, Illinois



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