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Mar. 30th, 2005 | 07:32 pm
mood: complacentcomplacent

self-diagnosis:

severe eyestrain + stress + mild seasonal allergies.

My glasses are:
2 prescriptions out of date
peeling protective coating
scratched
smudged

I've been wearing them exclusively (not bothering to put in my contacts instead), and working long stretches at (a laboratory full of) computer screens doing visually-intensive work (examining thousands of scanned documents).

I took the day off work today and have been in bed sleeping off a headache. Never became a full-blown migraine, it was duller than that. I think I got off easy, considering a true migraine makes you beg for the sweet release of death.

I've taken off my glasses. I'm typing this about a foot away from the screen. And it feels wonderful. I'm going to put in my contacts and see how that feels, although they are about one prescription out of date as well.

Hopefully there are two or three paychecks waiting for me at my post office box. One of them is hereby assigned to my eye doctor and some new kickass soft/hard contact lenses.

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from: spumoni
date: Apr. 1st, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Ah, new eyes!
I love the day of purchasing new eyes, especially when they're long overdue. I'd forgotten what it's like to look at a tree and see individual leaves! What a wonderful day. Make the investment, even if it hurts a little bit in the wallet-area.
I sympathize on the migraine front. In addition to your self-care that you mention (for me, the dark room is the most important), my doctor has recommended consumption of four ibuprofen pills at the first tingling at the base of the skull. Apparently, it has magical properties that can help halt the abrupt change in brain chemistry. But once the nausea sets in, you don't absorb anything taken orally, so catching it early is key.

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from: spumoni
date: Apr. 1st, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
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right. sorry about the excessive itallics. the emphasis was meant to be on the word "four".
heh.

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