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    Macs and headaches

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    Macs and headaches
    How can one tell if general use of your Mac is giving you a headache? And if so what can you do about it? Because I have a friend who gets sever headaches anytime he uses his imac. And I might be having the same problem. I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the8thark View Post
    How can one tell if general use of your Mac is giving you a headache? And if so what can you do about it? Because I have a friend who gets sever headaches anytime he uses his imac. And I might be having the same problem. I don't know.
    wow..are you sure it's not something else that's causing the headaches? My mac tends to relieve my headaches cause it's just so dang easy on the eyes

    I think it may be something else

    EDIT: is this the same "friend" you bought a mac for?
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    Yes it is. But I just got him a refurbished ipod classic instead of a Mac. Cause be bought himself an imac. Thought the whole idea of a present of a mac was way too much.

    Anyways the something else notion could be something. As I tend to drink heaps of water. But not when I use my imac. Could be 5 hours or maybe more and I don't get up for anything. I could just be getting dehydrated. I'll bet myself a massaive water bottle to have next to my imac. That might work.

    Thanks. I'll let you know how it goes.

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    I know many windows users with this problem.

    I suggest he get an eye dr exam.... he may need glasses, or if he has them he may need a different prescription for viewing the monitor up close.

    My eyes have changed recently. the glasses I use for driving do not work when viewing the monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macgig View Post
    I know many windows users with this problem.

    I suggest he get an eye dr exam.... he may need glasses, or if he has them he may need a different prescription for viewing the monitor up close.

    My eyes have changed recently. the glasses I use for driving do not work when viewing the monitor.
    Agreed. If he hasn't had an eye exam in some time, it may be worth a shot. You'd be amazed how you don't notice how poorly you're seeing until you have good correction.
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    I have that problem too, but I think it's from sitting in front of the computer too long. You could also try turning the brightness down on the monitor.

    Just a thought.
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    I had the same thing until I started looking away a few times every so often. I just look away from the computer and focus on something else in the room for a little bit. Someone told me about this "trick" and it absolutely works. Do it like 3-4 times an hour or so...

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    I get severe headaches from everything, not just Mac.

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