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since 2002-08-10
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Regina, Saskatchewan; Canada

0 posted 2002-08-28 07:12 PM

When I get on the computer I always start to feel queasy usually only after approx 15-30 minutes, I get a headache and lose appetite, it tends to be very consistant, but some times worse than others.  I can never write or read, or think very coherently in front of it--some times I really think it shows in some of my postings here at this forum as well. I was just wondering if any of you have ever experienced or experience the same problems and know what might be the best way to deal with them to reduce the ache because its reall annoying, I feel like a zombie after I get off the computer sometimes.  I've tried adjusting the brightnesses and contrasts of my computer but it still continues.  Any help/suggestions would be really appreciated.  
Thank you.


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since 2002-06-08
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1 posted 2002-08-28 09:21 PM

The same thing used to happen to me...get your eyes checked maybe, they told me I needed glasses for reading and as long as I wear them on the computer there's no headaches or sick feeling


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Regina, Saskatchewan; Canada
2 posted 2002-08-30 02:21 PM

Its weird though because I don't have any ache reading in my room and I peruse old texts that have extremely small print, its just on the computer--I feel it mostly in my headache, but my skin even feels different as if I'm having a bath and inhaling massive volumes of static and that it is impairing something.  Its gotten to a point where I get a bit afriad to go on the computer.  It might just boil down to something very physical though.  Thanks for your suggestion.  


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3 posted 2002-09-05 10:57 AM

Essorant, I think that your malady may have something to do with the refresh rate on your monitor (what you are seeing is a non-stop stream of flickering images) Getting your eyes checked might be the answer. Optometrists are well aware of your problem.

Hope this helps


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Member Rara Avis
since 1999-05-19
Posts 8669
Michigan, US
4 posted 2002-09-05 01:41 PM

It could also be a bad monitor. If the refresh rate falls below 75 MHz, extended use will cause eye strain and, eventually, headaches. Unfortunately, since the monitor is output rather than input, there's no easy way to check the refresh rate. Try spending a few hours at a different computer. If your symptoms don't surface at a different computer, I'd have to suspect that it's time to replace your monitor.
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