- Quality of Life & Wellness
Like every Saturday I drag myself out of bed, eat a quick breakfast. I start my car drive to work about five minutes from my home and settle in to do my job. Almost every Saturday after sitting at my computer for a couple hours I feel a headache coming on. Slowly it gets worse throughout the reat of the day until I return home incredibly exhausted and in a lot of pain primarily on one side of my head right above my right eye.
How it happens, why it happens I have no idea. I have tried to understand why every week to see if it is something I'm eating, something to which I'm being exposed with no luck.
What I know
Every Saturday I work my longest shift which is 8 hours, all of my shifts during the week are all 5 hours. One would think possibly working on the computer for a longer period is triggering something. But keep in mind the headaches usually begin within a few hours of my being there so why wouldn't it happen during the week shifts. Strangely enough most of the time I go to work Saturday I have gotten more sleep the night before as I start work at 10:00 AM whereas during the week I begin at 7:30 AM. One would think being well rested would be better than being groggy and tired.
What I have tried
After seeing a doctor who was no help in the slightest as he prescribed Tylenol I tried a variety of different headache prevention methods. I began packing my lunch with a lot of vegetables and taking vitamins as I thought perhaps I had some type of vitamin deficiency. This had no effect. As I work in front of a computer and require a headset on my ear I switched the ear piece to the ear opposite the side of my head that was hurting. I thought perhaps the noise from the set on that ear was somehow causing the headache. This had no effect even after several weeks of doing that.
I also tried changing the resolution on the monitor I was using to a lower setting, allowing the print to be larger in an attempt to limit eye strain as a possibility. This also had no effect. We also switched from CRT monitors to newer flat screen monitors and this also had no effect on the problem. A few times over the past year I have had Saturday off and the headaches still developed on the same day. Although in these cases they seemed to start at a later time of day. How I account for this I'm just not sure. But keep in mind at home I am often on my computer as well so that may be a factor.
What I am unsure of
I have often researched many types of chronic conditions in hopes of identifying what is happening to me and why it can run on such a perfect clockwork. Things like Sinusitis, Tumors, eye strain and other issues spring to mind but more often than not I don't exhibit the other symptoms of each condition. So I continue to suffer and simply deal with it. But I really don't want to do that for the rest of my life. Let me know what you think. Any advice on what I should do, home remedies, possible causes or other questions put in the comments below.
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