Hi. I'm new to this forum, but I'm interested in understanding it all more, and helping out if I can.
I'm 37, work as a patent attorney and live in Australia. I have had strange symptoms like ongoing dizziness, sweating, numbness and strange burning sensations a lot over the last 2 years. With monitors, the white background seems unstable and the text shimmers. I also see flashing between lines of text.
I had been attributing it to the aftereffects of glandular fever (mono), but I recently noticed a strong correlation between computer use and being sick, so it may have been due to a change of phone around that time.
I am more affected by my Galaxy S7 and Asus UX32VD, both of which have easily detectable PWM.
I have tried the PWM free firmware for the Galaxy S7, but it still makes me sick quite quickly. I have a little more tolerance for my Dell 2209wa monitor, but it still isn't relaxing. My Dell work monitor is better (not sure of the model), but not perfect. This may be because I am a bit sensitive to the old fluorescent lights that are used in the office. I recently got out my old HTC One m7 (with cracked screen) and the text is more stable on it but it still makes me sick, I noticed that the backlight has an uncomfortable bluey tinge on whites and there's no colour temperature or profile settings that I could see in Android 5.
My only real comfort is with the Boox Max 2 (e-ink) which I got recently to give me a chance to concentrate long enough to research more and arrive here!