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Tech and Health

After about an hour at the laptop ... I have a bad pain in my head ... a sort of clump of pain 

I'm wondering if anyone else has anything similar ?

 

Back in the day I remember there were separate mesh screens placed upon the computer screens for eye health

Also black screens with either orange or bright green print on ... anyone remember this ?

 

I do excercises for upper body tension ... bad back, shoulders, neck ... = ... this is a legacy from always doing office work 'sitting up and begging' stance at desks, no ergonomics then

 

After the bad head I have to close down the laptop, take 2 x co-codamol & go to bed to recover

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Re: Tech and Health

You probably know this, but no harm in reiterating for laptop users:

 

https://www.kos.ie/ergonomics/back-care/health-and-safety-tips-for-laptop-users

 

Tension in the neck can manifest as head pain.

 

Hope the nap helps, and the pain stays away when you return.

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I used to have problems @WispaRed7  though now I have a higher chair it doesn't happen as frequently.

The clumping headaches sound pre-migraine to me, so maybe you need to take longer breaks from your PC?...

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Thank you @pgn & @Cleoriff 

The diagrams you posted pgn are very helpful ... I am not sitting at a correct posture

Yes Cleo ... I am trying to limit myself to 1/2 hour  at a time instead of 1 hour in the evenings

I do have proper computer glasses & am grateful for them

 

Using my mobile does not seem to bother me 

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Thank you very much @jonsie 

I have had a look and they all seem to be about privacy filters ... I don't think I need one of those

Please, are you able to help me further

Sory, to be a nuisance

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I have turned the brightness on the laptop down to about 35%

My computer glasses don't have a brown tint like my general bi-focals

Let's hope that improves things along with the correct posture

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Some Successful News

 

I have been doing rigorus excercises whilst sat at laptop ... ... ... too rigorously causing me more severe pain 

So now do gently but firm excercises as shown by @pgn 's post above  ^  ^  ^

My elbows are lower than my wrists ... this is not good, I know ... ... ... as per what @Cleoriff has posted above  ^  ^  ^  my computer chair needs to be made higher ... ... ... when I find someone to do this for me (I am feeble) should be fine

 

Remember the old tv advert:

Tense, nervous headache ... ... ... take Anadin ... ... ... Anadin gives express relief 

My now x-husband used to take thse ... ... ... they GAVE me a worse headache ... att I stuck to Panadol (probably paracetamol) ... ... ... I have co-codamol on prescription for migraines and general pain relief

 

Thank you for all the help 

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I forgot ... to say ... have my glasses clean at all times ... it makes a difference

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