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I get headaches when using a computer for long periods of time luvcomp . At work when I really have to concentrate it will usually bring one on. I know that this is probably the same with everyone but I seem to get it all the time.

The strange thing is. I went to an eye specialist who said my eyes are pretty good, but gave me glasses for slight short sightedness (so i can see better long distance) covereyes . But when I wear these I get eye strain which produces a headache.

The headaches are usually around the eye. When I look around they hurt and usually radiates down one side of my head. Usually difficult to get rid of using normal headache tablets.

Lastly, I will get a headache pretty much every Saturday morning when I wake up. I guess this is because my eyes have been working over the week and on Friday night I usually stay up a bit later than normal. Rolling Eyes

I guess the best thing is that I quit work in the mad city and go back to farming in the country. rainbow
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replied October 22nd, 2008
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Frequent and extended use of computer is very common trigger of headache.
There are tips you can found on internet, helping you being headache-free when working on computer.
It is well know that frequent breaks every five minutes will help you alleviate your eye strain.
Take regular breaks and don't forger to blink.
Staring at the screen without blinking will lead to dry eyes, that will hurt and this will ultimately precipitate as a headache.
Radiation from your computer is bad for your eyes and an anti-glare screen is the only and the best solution to this.

Do you smoke cigarettes and drink coffee every day?
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replied October 22nd, 2008
No ciggies. But the odd one coffee in the morning. No more.
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replied October 28th, 2008
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It seems like you are experiencing weekend headache.
Occurs after working week full of stress, when person sleeps longer than in working days (even one hour later makes difference), when the usual coffee isn't taken at the same time like at work.
Actually, relaxation after stress leads to headache, cause during prolonged stress, tone in the brain and scalp vessels is maintained by the nervous system or by chemicals in the bloodstream such as serotonin and noradrenaline and when the working week ends, and the person can relax, the vessels tend to dilate causing headache.
Overuse of symptomatic pain killers that contains caffeine add to this, too.
Wearing new glasses, usually causes headaches and eye strain.
It should start getting better in a week or so.
If not, you should contact your doctor, to correct your new glasses.
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replied November 19th, 2008
resolution!!
I have found that drinking more water, even though I am not thirsty, and changing the resolution of my screen to the highest setting, has amazingly kept my headache's away! I was taking panadol every week but I haven't taken any since doing the above. And, I would say I have actually been using the computer more in the last couple of weeks.
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replied November 19th, 2008
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You should also try quitting coffee. My father had to quit coffee for a while and then he couldn't start up again because it gave him headaches, but he says he feels much better now.

Or something like that... >.>
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replied November 20th, 2008
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cloudburst77!
It's good to hear you've found the way to manage your headaches.
Actually, you are right about drinking water.
Indeed, it can prevent headaches.
It is well know that not being hydrated properly, leads to fatigue and headache.
Cutting off the coffee, can be helpful, too, since the caffeine is diuretic that increases the excretion of water from our bodies.

Best wishes!
Marija
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replied March 3rd, 2011
this is not reply but question,
last two years i bought computer and down load game there,so every minuts of the day i'm playing game in my computer so after some time i started having pain in my eyes,from there i start having headach and at the same time i have girl friend who i had sex with out condom,so up to one year now i am having serious headach ,i dont know if because of the computer i'm using that cause it or do i have sign of hiv because i have sex with my girlfriend with out condom . pls i need answer to this question
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replied May 23rd, 2012
To the guy who's worried he has AIDS...it's probably your computer giving you the headaches. If you're that worried about having HIV or any other STD, go and get tested. (and stop having unprotected sex, obviously)
I get headaches (migraines) nearly every time I'm on the computer for more than a half hour. I hate it. Right now I'm wearing sunglasses and I think it might actually be helping. Smile
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replied May 23rd, 2012
Other possible causes for the headaches when using computers are the radiation and the type of monitor/screen. Wireless connections produce RF or microwave radiation which can affect your body. The type of screen/monitor you use can effect the frequency of the light (pulses). I read a while ago that certain new computer screens emit light that is basically strobing very fast. You don't consciously see it, but it could be triggering a migraine.

I've been getting frequent migraines since I got my HD tv and I also get migraines nearly every time I'm on my laptop for more than 30 minutes. Right now I have it hooked up to the router with an ether net cable, so no wireless radiation, and I'm wearing sunglasses. It seems to be working, but it's too soon to tell. I think I'm going to try going back to my old fashioned phone, too. Corded phones have no RF or microwave radiation like the cordless and cell phones do. I'm just having way too many unexplained migraines lately. I'm sick of it.
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