Major cause of Headache

@Jankar (583)
Philippines
March 23, 2009 6:28am CST
Facing a computer for 8 hrs a day really gives me a headache after work. But there is no way I can get away with it cause I'm a data encoder in my company and thats what I really do from Mondays to Fridays. Anyway, what can I do about it? I cant quit my job, I'll loose money. I'm afraid that sooner or later I might start wearing glasses, I dont wanna wear one, cause my eyes to really hurt after working. And its quite frustrating that I cant watch anymore television or play computer at home because my eyes and head already hurts, all I do after work is go home, eat dinner, then rest. What can I do?
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5 responses
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
i used to be like that too, then what i did is decrease the brightness of the monitor. it helped a lot, my migraine wasn't triggered even if i stay 15 hours in front of the computer. and try to use a monitor filter, if you don't wanna wear glasses. once in a while i wear green-colored glasses, just to relax my eyes from the white screen of my monitor.
@Jankar (583)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
Hey, you're right! When I check my monitor brightness and contrast, they're at 100% and 75%. ANd when I reduced its level, now my eyes doesnt hurt that much. Thanks so much yushen! But I dont know about wearing green-colored glasses... cause I dont have one. Lol.
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
no problem :) actually i just discovered that green colored shades 3 months ago. :) i saw it and bought it and it really is cool and relaxing to the eyes. i think blue one is also great since it lessens the impact of radiation and the brightness of the monitor. its better to keep our eyes healthy so every now and then i am finding ways to relax my eyes. :)
@SKYRYNE (100)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
If u eat late for lunch or dinner it can cause headache.. it always happened to me that i never eat my lunch and i was late for my dinner. I got a headache for 2 days ( like mind grain ). I cant concentrate for my job and can't sleep well for my headache.
@Jankar (583)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
I've experienced that too, when too much playing video games that I forgot to eat my lunch or dinner on time really gives me a bad headache. And also, their are times that I don't eat breakfast in order not to be late in my work, man I'll have a headache all day long... It really sucks.
@star_wish (173)
23 Mar 09
It is said some food can contribute to eyes greatly & so you can do something on dinner fist. Facing a computer for 8 hrs ,that is really a torture for your eyes,so just try your best to move your eyes from the screen,I means that,you can close your eyes for just a moment after a couple of words or a page finished,you can have a break every several houres,then to see the outside from the window & this can relax your eyes greatly……the most valuable to a man is health ,so just do for it as more as possible.
@Jankar (583)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
Yup, health is wealth! I've been trying that also, keep my eyes away from the monitor for a while. But there are times also that I really need work straight in long hours because of my work. Then problem would really start from there.
@karbuks (270)
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
well, maybe 8 hrs of a facing a computer is quite enough. you have to rest after, so you will not suffer headache. Anyways you have also weekend to rest. you can also take a pain reliever if it really hurts. I think the best thing you can do is visit a doctor or an ophthalmologist they can give you advice on what to do.
@Jankar (583)
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
Well, doctor always gives the best advice about health care. But I've never been to a doctor just for headache. Is their a doctor for a headache? Ophthalmologist? Maybe when my eye sight starts to blur... Thanks!
@srganesh (6349)
• India
23 Mar 09
You shall not leave your job.Just maintain the right ditance between your eyes and the monitor.Take your eyes away fro the monitor every 15 minutes and watch some scenes out through the window.Make sure you blink your eyes more while viewing the monitor.If possible have a walk at frequent intervals.Everything will help you avoid this type of head aches.Cheers!
@Jankar (583)
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
Yup, thats what I've been trying to do, take a couple of minutes break, go to my supervisor and talk a little just to get away from my pc, pretend to go to the CR, go to the control room to get some reports or submit my required report to who ever needs it, I also try to write notes just to get away from it. But as time goes, looks like my resistance to computer reduces, right now only an hour looking at it gives me a headache... I'm really in trouble, aren't I?