Do you sometimes feel dizzy or even chest pain in front of computer?

January 5, 2009 8:02am CST
After sitting in front of the computer for a couple of hours, I will feel dizzy or sometimes even a pain in the chest. I have to take a break from time to time to get refreshed. How to quench the uneasiness? Or shall I quit? I am really puzzled.
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
I know the feeling! The best way to do get rid of the agitation is to stand up, stretch, then sit back down and close your eyes for a full minute. Don't think - if you're having a hard time doing that, then just focus on you breathing and breath deep. Then make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day - most of the time, you just don't realize it but you're actually thirsty. When I get that feeling, I down at least 2 glasses of water then sit back down and relax for a bit :D Then I feel better! Thanks for the response on my discussion!
• United Kingdom
6 Jan 09
Thankfully I have never experienced that, sounds pretty serious to me. How long do you spend in front of your computer? Perhaps you're not sitting in a comfortable position! This is just guesswork on my part! I wouldn't quit though, I'm sure that there is a logical reason behind your symptoms! Good luck. Andrew
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
6 Jan 09
I had my first heart attack in front of my computer. I know the feeling all to well. I would suggest you get away from the computer and go for a half hour walk every day. And sit up straight at the computer, poor posture can cause chest pain and if you are over weight like I was it can also restrict your breathing causing you to breath shallow which can lead to not enough oxygen and dizziness. Life's way too short to be stuck behind that monitor for too long.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
6 Jan 09
Hey, Yea I also have that. But no I don't really have chest pains. I don't ever think I have had chest pains in my life in front of the computer. There could be various problems and one of those problems could be a lack of water. BUT before I get into that, that is kinda normal for people to get dizzy in front of the computer (not the chest pains though). How long do you sit infront of the computer before you get up and get refreshed? If you stay any longer than about 1 hour infront of the computer without getting up and having something to eat or just stretch or ANYTHING, you will naturally feel dizzy. It happens to me too. So I suggest you firstly take about 5 minute breaks for every hour MINIMUM you stay in front of the computer, and make sure you have a snack that can replace your energy and help you concentrate more. Also, make sure you drink lots of water because a lack of water might also be the key to dizzyness. Tell me how it goes! =D
@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
I felt dizzy if when i keep on searching on a certain post in a message board and i keep on scrolling while looking at it. I got a migraine the whole hour. Glad that I had a paracetamol and I was back to normal. I never felt any chest pains before. What i'm doing now to prevent dizziness is to atleast remove my eyes in front of my monitor for 20 seconds or more. I often drink water during that stretch. Or even eating a snack. My first aid tip by the way is to lessen the brightness once you felt dizziness. It helps.
5 Jan 09
Health people say that you should look away from the screen and focus on something else every 15 minutes - ideally trees or grass, because they have lots of tiny leaves/blades that encourage your eyes to exercise by re-focussing a lot. You should get up and move around at LEAST every hour. Every 30 minutes is better. Practising 'office yoga' (i.e. little exercises you can do while sitting) and breathing properly can also help a lot.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
5 Jan 09
ohh yes i fell the same way too..
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
Yes I do feel dizzy at times and sometimes my head really hurts and my eyes have this burning sensation. I'm always wearing my glasses now whenever I'm in front of my computer and I just stay for an hour maximum of two and then I will rest and just be back after several minutes if I have unfinished work to be done.
• United States
5 Jan 09
Wow! That must be pretty unnerving for you. Here's a few friendly suggestions...if you wear glasses that might be what's making you feel dizzy :( Get your eyes checked and your specs too :) Always look away from your computer screen every now and then and let your eyes focus on something in the distance. Staring at the screen without blinking will dry up your eyes and make your eye muscles stretch - looking away relaxes them again. You might be too close to the screen. Just a thought :) Make sure your back is straight and your legs are at a 90degree angle and feet flat on the floor. Not sure about the pain in your chest though. Take it easy lemon squeezy ;)