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Technology, Moving Emojis, Gifs, Attachments And Seizures

Technology, Moving Emojis, Gifs, Attachments And Seizures

Do any of these moving emojis, gifs or attachments give you seizures or seizure activity, or disturb your brain? What do you do if so? Avoiding technology seems like not a great option.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes. Sometimes they seem hard to avoid. Like there are folks on this and other sites who use them and it makes it challenging to avoid. I do have some blue light blocking lenses. Maybe that will also help. And I definitely take a lot of breaks, so that does help.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Avoid the emojis or gifs, wear blue lens glasses, take breaks from technology.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes it does trigger. Flashy lights. Camera shutterbugs. Any kind of persistence of vision at a rapid pace does trigger.

posted 3 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Technology,Emojis and most GIFs don't bother me either. White strobe lights can trigger if I'm not careful. Nowadays, I get a headache with the strobe lights so I know when it's time to stop/leave depending on where I am.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Video Game consoles, smart phones, pads, and today’s TV can trigger seizures

May want to take a break from them. I believe that there is a type of eye wear that can help

edited, originally posted 4 months ago
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