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Computer Makes Dizziness Worse

RhondaT71
RhondaT71

Hello Everyone,

I've noticed that when my anxiety is at a heightened level my dizziness is really aggravated when I use my computer. I know it isn't my computer or my glasses because I just got new glasses and when my anxiety symptoms were better for a month and a half or so this wasn't happening. Does this happen to anyone else? If so, have you found anything to make it better? I've adjusted the font, brightness and even lowered my seat so that I am more eye level with the screen as someone had suggested in a Facebook group that I belong to.

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You may be sensitive to blue light... you can use blue light filter glasses to help alleviate digital eye syndrome.

RhondaT71
RhondaT71 in reply to Hidden

Thank you. Wouldn't that mean that it would affect me all the time, even when my anxiety isn't bad? I did just turn on the night display just now so I'll see how it works.

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Blue light is just one of the many variables at play, that stresses and taxes your mid brain.

RhondaT71
RhondaT71 in reply to Hidden

Thank you.

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I never had issues with computers or bright office lights until this year myself. Using (a non rediculous version) blue light filter glasses has helped a ton!!! These things just happen as we age sometimes...

RhondaT71
RhondaT71 in reply to Hidden

So you think that using the reduced blue light option on the computer won't be enough?

RhondaT71
RhondaT71 in reply to RhondaT71

Okay so now I know I'm going crazy. I just saw that I posted this same thing a couple of days ago. I thought I had only posted it on my Facebook page. Ugh!!!

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It wasn't for me, but may help for you... when wierd stuff happens, you have to try different things to eliminate the triggers... joys of anxiety.

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Exactly! That's one of the reasons that they say if you can't sleep at night, DON'T pick up your phone because it makes it worse.

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Blue light affects your carcadium rhythms by essentially stopping the production of melatonin among other things, fun stuff!

Try the 20 20 20 rule, take a break every 20 minutes by staring away from the computer 20ft away for 20 seconds. Also look up computer vision syndrome

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to philb14

Thanks for sharing that important information philb14.

I like that rule...

RhondaT71
RhondaT71 in reply to philb14

Thank you

it sounds like you are sensitive to UV light.......some people like myself with multiple chemical sensitivities are " allergic" to Fluorescent lights....so we feel sick or anxious in BIG BOX STORES....and in front of computers....that use that kind of lighting...so unless your computer says that the monitor is LED type..then you prob. have Fluorescent lighted monitor....if you tell me what year and kind of computer you have I can tell you.....but YES it is very common for people to feel "OFF" "weird" or anxious from this kind of lighting....

Bunny2020, thank you for your reply. Now that you mention the fluorescent lighting in stores does bother me too. My laptop is an MSI I'm not sure of the year. I bought it a couple of years ago.

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