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Writing essays


#1

I hate this illness. Everytime I write an essay for my degree I get a migraine. I haven’t even started, still in the research stage, and I feel sick, have a headache, and want to sleep. Off to bed and to face it again tomorrow :frowning:


#2

My work is all computer based writing. I’ve had to accept I’m no longer a superstar. I can no longer just power thru. Instead, I seek help, slow down and take more time, accept my limitations and work within them or around them when I can. It’s a different mindset and it recognizes the simple truth that MAV changes your plans.


#3

Sad, but true! It is the only way to stop one going nuts!


#4

try out a flicker-free screen if you can. it does help; at least it did help me.

also - try writing on paper, at least when you are doing your notes, to avoid screens triggering MAV unnecessarily. (remember that flat, bendy stuff, usually white, rectangle shape? paper.)


#5

I’ve heard rumours about it that white bendy stuff I’ve heard it’s quite useful!


#6

I’m doing a Master’s degree and I’ve struggled with computer use until recently. My partner suggested that I try using the page up and page down buttons instead of scrolling (it’s mostly the scrolling that triggers my vertigo). It’s made a HUGE difference. I stuck some tape over the wheel on my mouse so I can’t scroll accidentally and I’m using the page up and down buttons all the time now. I highly recommend it. I can tolerate computer use for hours on end now without it triggering vertigo symptoms.


#7

ooh i just tried that, it does make a difference - thank you!


#8

Most welcome! It’s really helped me. I’m glad it’s working for you too.