Did you ever get a headache from being on the computer too long?

@peanutjar (5251)
Canada
September 4, 2007 1:18pm CST
I have a mighty one right now and medicine doesnt seem to work!Ive taken Advil for migranes because its strong,but its NOT HELPING!!!Ive been staring at the screen for the last 2 hours and my eyes feel pressure.Argh the pain!!Have you experienced this before and how did you get rid of it?
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
14 Sep 07
LOL Only if I've been on there alot which is quite often. I tend to take a break and go do something else or take a nap. AT PEACE WITHIN ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
14 Oct 07
Sorry twoey i did not know that you responded to this.I take breaks now because of my eyestrain.So i have less or hardly no headaches at all so far.:)
@switlyf (650)
• Philippines
8 Sep 07
yes!!!when i was so computer addict before and i was facing the computer for the whole day i guess??? that was right after my job ( which is being a call center representative and we're using computer ) i just slept and drink med...try it! i hope it will be as effective to you too!
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
8 Sep 07
Being a call center representive is a hard job that i would not like doing.:)
@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
8 Sep 07
Ever since I got my 17" wide screen laptop with a ridiculously high resolution, I get headaches every day. I am online for 12-15 hours at a time most of the time so it stands to reason I would get eyestrain. I also need contacts or glasses for an astigmatism but don't wear them so I am my own worst enemy. I sometimes take Aleve but usually try to relax my eyes with a warm or cool eye pillow that also has soothing aromatherapy oils in it. I relax, I rest my eyes, and my headaches lessens. But I am getting used to these daily headaches these days. I vowed I would go get another eye exam and get glasses or contacts and wear them. That would probably help a LOT. Sometimes the only thing you can do is to get offline and rest your eyes and relax. There are also good computer eye drops that help some.
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
8 Sep 07
Yes i got one in march for my birthday.We have the same!!!!He,he,he.!The resolution is a killer!I have to turn the light on it to almost off.Since im not on here alot my headaches are gone.:):)
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 07
No I haven't and believe me I am on here most of the Day But I do get up and do other things in between I also go out and get fresh Air when I take Gissi out Do you wear Glasses? If not you might need them for being on the Computer and reading
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
8 Sep 07
I use to wear glasses about 10 years ago for reading,writing and watching tv.I never went to have a eye checkup for quite a while.I dont wear the glasses because i thought i really dont need them and their ugly&out of style!LOL.I will make a appointment soon though because my whole family needs glasse for something.:)
• United States
4 Sep 07
It seems like you are already past the point of no relief with your migraine. But what I usually do is at the onset of any headache, migraine or not, I take 800 milligrams of ibuprofen, it doesn't matter if you have the big horse pills, or the over the counter kind (Each pill is 200m so I take 4) If I can catch the headache early enough, I can cut it off at the pass, or at least get a few hours relief until it decides to come out of its hiding place (This is what I call the migraine playing peek-a-boo.) This may work for you as well, just find a way to take 800 milligrams of ibuprofen right when you feel the first twinge of a pain, and that should help (P.S. Don't worry about overdosing. The max on ibuprofen is 2400 milligrams a day.)
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
8 Sep 07
I thought thats what ive started developing lately(migraines).The are much stringer and painful from a normal headache.:)
• United States
4 Sep 07
At work we will have a few old CRT monitors and if I get stuck on one of them I have a guaranteed headache for the rest of the day. I think it has something to do with the flickering screen. You can barely notice it until the monitor starts going bad. LCD and Plasma screens are so much easier on the eyes.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
8 Sep 07
Yes i agree with you on that!:)
@sunshinecup (7882)
4 Sep 07
Oh yeah I get them it's from the eyestrain I think. What you can do is first get off the computer and go lay down closing your eyes for a spell. If you can fall asleep that would be even better. To try to avoid working so long on the computer and take breaks like every 15 minutes or so, that helps me. You also may want to have your eyes checked, you may need glasses or if you wear glasses it may be time for a new prescription.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
8 Sep 07
Its hard to take a break.When my daughters at the gauderie playing with friends,thats when mommys here the most because its the only time for me besides at night when shes in bed.When shes not,she has mommys full attention.lol.Yes,i will have my eyes checked because i think thats the problem.:)
@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
8 Sep 07
yes, i have a headache when i spend too much time online. sometimes i will have a backache too. so now i often go out for a walk after 2 hours, then i will dance with music, and i think it is a good exercise for my whole body.then i will take a bath, i will feel very comfortable. i go on surfing online.
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
8 Sep 07
The bachache im starting to get too.I think i will buy a good chair,because the one i have is just and ordinary wooden kitchen chair from an old table set that we use to have.My buns are getting flat!lol:)