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    Hi everyone,

    Like the majority of you, I've been revising for my upcoming exams. I have a few exams (6) but know that's not the most people have, some people I know have 9/10.

    However recently as I've been revising/concentrating I've been getting bad headaches which have really disrupted my studying. I've been trying to use computers etc as little as possible as I know this can affect it and I've been wearing my glasses for long periods of work.

    My question: Do you think this is because of the amount of strain on my eyes due to work or the actual stress involved or a mixture of both? And any tips for dealing with it? (Other than painkillers)

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    Revise in smaller period of time (no more than an hour). Eye strain could lead to headaches I suppose, but perhaps you need more sleep as well :rolleyes: Do you hold things too close to your eyes? That could be a problem, but the overall stress may lead to tension headaches too. Try to relax a bit more and don't get so worked up about your revision!
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    Massage the pad of flesh between your thumb and index finger on each hand in turn. This is an acupressure trick I learnt years ago for helping with headaches. For every hour you study, use 45 minutes for studying and 15 minutes for a break. Can be 5 minute break every 15 or all in one go. Find what works best for you.
    Make sure you are hydrated. Dehydration is a major factor for headaches and coupled with stress, can make you feel quite unwell.
    Avoid caffeine overload and fizzy drinks if possible. Eat well. Make time for exercise as well as time to relax.

    Addressing this issue, by making the effort to ask for help and advice means you are already halfway there to dealing with it. Good luck with the exams and hope the headaches go soon. A 4Head stick, available from most chemists is a non-drug way to deal with headache pain. You just rub it across your forehead, as the name suggests.
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    I used to have the same problem as what your describing, my Optician suggested working in as much natural light as possible, or if that's not an option, make sure the room that your working in is as bright as possible so the eyes are not straining. It has worked for me
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    Yes,This headache is due to amount of strain to your eyes so I suggest you that while revising you should take a break after every half an hour so that your eyes get some relief and don't study too much in computers.
 
 
 
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