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Is there any way to prevent a tension/migraine type headache caused by using a computer or a mobile phone?

A friend of mine who is in her 60’s recently bought a laptop and is desperate to be able to use it – however, she has found that using it for any length of time is making her feel ill. For some time, she has found that reading a book or using a mobile gives her a “heavy feeling” across the top of her head, over her brow, and pain behind the eyes. She also starts to feel lethargic, sleepy and sometimes a little nauseous. This can last for days at a time , and has started occurring anytime she uses the laptop.

She does wear glasses but an optician checked her vision and her lenses and all appears fine. Her GP referred her for an MRI scan, but it showed nothing abnormal.

Painkillers don’t help, and she has tried all manner of alternative therapies, from crystal healing to reflexology, but nothing seems to help. Has anyone else experienced this, and is there any way around it? It would make such a difference to her to be able to use the laptop.

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I used to get this. First of all make sure the light on the monitor isn’t too bright, there should be a switch that adjust the light. Also I find if the monitor is too close I get pains behind my eyes. Move the monitor a reasonable distance away for you. Hopeful when you’ve made a few adjustments you should be OK. If this is thw first time you’ve used a computer it does take a while to get used to it.

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There is the method called PALM MING that is one should close eyes and rub hands together and put your palms on your eyes for 2-3mins. You should repeat it every after one hour of using computer or doing any job that causes eye strain.It will sooth the tired eyes and prevent any eye problems.

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Yep, deal with it all the time. Have I found a way to heal it? Nope. I have tried all sorts of OTC pain killers with no success except for Tylenol rapid release. The only thing is, I have to take two, wait about an hour, and if the pain is still there, take two more. When I get a really bad one, I take Relpax, but they make me feel awful. I live with these headaches from day to day. I can go a few days with no headache, then BAM!