Bad headache if I read longer than 15-20 minutes?

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    I get a very bad headache if I read longer than 15-20 minutes. if I read one time for a few hours, I get a constant very bad headache for up to 2 months and even longer. I checked my yes, they are fine. It is not a pasture problem ether, I watch it. All doctors I spoke to never even heard about something like that. Arkadi.


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    Dear Arkadi;


    This is quite unusual but I have seen people with this symptom after reading. Any concussion or traumatic brain injury in your background history? Since your doctor is unable to help you, it's time to find a headache specialist to consult.

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Published On: February 25, 2011