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RobS
10-08-2001, 06:54 AM
Anyone else suffer?

And if so, generally how bad and what triggers?

Fordy
10-08-2001, 07:18 AM
Yeah…suffered all my life with headaches.

Haven’t had one for a while (touch wood). Over the last few months I have not drunk much and not ate much choccies – I think that has helped.

Strangely, I find that sleeping too much also causes headaches……don’t get much of a chance to sleep these days
:D

RobS
10-08-2001, 07:28 AM
Wow, just headaches.

My migraines:
Give me an unbearable headache. (Something seems to turn the gain up on my hearing volume)
Completely destroy my ability to focus my vision on anything without extreme effort and pain.
Make my perceived internal body temperature, ie how warm I feel rise uncontrollablly very high levels, I have no way to describe this adequately apart from I would gladly run around the arctic in the nude at this stage.
Cause me to throw up every hour for between 6 and 12 hours, this also means I can't really eat or drink, or take pain killers.
Occasionally make interesting coloured blotches pass across my vision.

They generally last no longer than twice the length of the vomiting period.

The seem to be triggered by certain combinations of any(ish) 5 of the following and can become unbearable from first signs to full blown in about half an hour.
Chocolate,
Coffee (Even the smell off)
Cheese,
Certain alcohols (Lagers, red wine, some spirits and liquers)
Stress,
"Wrong" ambient light, generally those caused by very uniform levels of white or pale cloud. It can be caused by other sources as well, I think its to do with polarisation, and perhaps to a lesser extent flicker and brightness.
"Wrong" weather, dramatic changes in pressure before after and during storms can really set my head off.

I try to avoid most of these as much as I can.

Koshare
10-08-2001, 08:22 AM
now, make sure you stop drinking coffee, Caffeine causes the realese of a VERY painfull chemical when you dont have it in you.

Fordy
10-08-2001, 08:55 AM
That sounds bad RobS....

Makes my headaches look not-so-bad.....

EvenFlow
10-08-2001, 09:20 AM
I used to get them when I was young (8-11). Had to cut out caffeine. They were the worst thing ever. I seldom ever get a headache nowadays. Incidently I don't have any caffeine at all now (aside from a cup of tea every now and then). I gave up coffee and Coca~Cola about 9 months ago...never felt better in my life :)

Betazep
10-08-2001, 11:01 AM
I have had three CT scans and an MRI. I have been tested for TMJ, vision problems, and poked and prodded a million times will no negative results.

Still, sometimes I get migraines or cluster headaches that are bad enough to start my nose to bleed.

Usually I see spots first (aura), then I lose all vision, then I need to lay down, I black out for a while, then I wake up and if I am lucky, my face isn't covered with blood.... but my head will be pounding none the less.

Tons of pain reliever (that usually gets vomited), lots of ice packs on my head, and about a day later (if I am lucky), I will feel euphoric. Sort of like the world doesn't exist. This lasts until I sleep next.

Life goes on.... It is only a head.

Nick
10-08-2001, 11:47 AM
That's strange I find coffee *stops* headaches.

Xterria
10-08-2001, 01:39 PM
migraines are fun. I just hit my head aganst the side of the door and i watch myself fall. when i wake up im all better. Sept for this one time....

rick barclay
10-08-2001, 02:35 PM
I get bad headaches during periods of intense concentration.
The worst ones were when I played pool for money.
I got a few little ones after C++ sessions.

I can ward off the C++ headaches by taking breaks and
concentrating on something else. Since I don't study C++
anymore or shoot pool, my headache quotient has gone way
down.

My philosophy is: if it feels good do it. If it dosent', don't.

rick barclay

Fordy
10-08-2001, 02:49 PM
>> Since I don't study C++ anymore

Hey rick...


What is your main interest codingwise/computerwise these days?
It’s obvious that you do a fair bit of Web programming, but I'm curious as to what you are concentrating on at the moment.

Cheeze-It
10-08-2001, 05:30 PM
I don't know if it's a migraine, but I get
this terrible pain above/behind my right-eye.
Sometimes the left. It's awful. After a while
of experiencing the pain, I ususally become very
naucious (sp?). I don't know why I get them,
probably something to do with light.


Excuse spelling/grammer, please

RobS
10-09-2001, 01:09 AM
Coffee is currently the immediate trigger since I cant really avoid the weather effects, if they crop up I'm practically guaranteed to walk past someones cup of uber strong filtered stuff and my body just decides to try to rewrite its chemistry.

I actually managed to catch yesterdays soon enough to prevent the whole vomiting thing, which was nice. But my sleep pattern is all phuqed up and I've got to catch up a couple of hours at work.

I have never drunk coffee, since the "aroma" does unpleasant things, nor tea. I get all my caffeine through soft drinks and the occassional chocolate I eat or drink when I think I can get away with it and need the energy or other good chemicals in chocolate buzz.

I only get the "aura's" once its too painful to force my eyes to focus.

static, sounds like its mild migraine effectively. There's probably a whole heap of triggers that if you were exposed to at the same time would make it tonnes worse.

I also discovered whilst driving home, while I still could (just), that I begin to lose some higher brain function.

-KEN-
10-09-2001, 03:06 PM
I just did the calculations...so Rob, you're about 20? what makes you think you're gonna die before 26/7??

ok, but back to the migraines thing...nope, never had one in my life. just thought I needed to make y'all jealous :p

rick barclay
10-09-2001, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by Fordy
>> Since I don't study C++ anymore

Hey rick...


What is your main interest codingwise/computerwise these days?
It’s obvious that you do a fair bit of Web programming, but I'm curious as to what you are concentrating on at the moment.

Flash 5, Authorware/Attain, Fireworks. I plan on making
flashdaddee.com a macromedia interactive megasite, with
quizzes and movies and stuff. I'm reading Flash 5 for Dummies
and Flash 5 Training from the Source, Fireworks 4 Bible and
Authorware 5/Attain Authorized. It's slow going, though, basically
because I work at this stuff alone. Haven't been able to link
with anyone, although I know a dozen or so computer smarties.
I do it for the fun of it. For my $$$ wants, I play the lotteries.

Sometimes I wish I hadn't given up on C++ so soon, but the
fact is it's not relative to my goals. I've tried Java and PHP and
Perl, but time is just too limited :( .

rick barclay

-KEN-
10-09-2001, 03:17 PM
you should try C at least, rick! c'mon! you were a good codester.

try learning JavaScript (it's really simple, espescially coming from C/C++) and ASP. That should help you out a lot

Fordy
10-09-2001, 05:23 PM
>>I'm reading Flash 5 for Dummies and Flash 5 Training from the Source

Ha I'm occasionally going back the sams teach yourself flash 5 in 24 hours.

So far I've only managed to create an envelope that disapears into the distance. This was for an anonymous email servlet on my new web server (though when I quite manage to fully move is anyones guess). The problem I have is that I have no artistic skills whatsoever, while my friend can simply pick up a package like Flash or Photoshop and produce something better after a day or so. Ha....but who does he call when his PC goes off the rails :D :p

>>Sometimes I wish I hadn't given up on C++ so soon

To be honest I find myself looking away from C for my programming goals....but then, the way I see it, I still have loads of time to play with other things and come back to C with a broader experience. Having no work commitments in this field allows me to do this

RobS
10-10-2001, 01:25 AM
I am 23 on Saturday, woo hoo.

And I had to do some stuff with time and date functions in a program, and in excel, since I had to make everything nicely link up, so whilst I was experimenting I thought "I wonder when I'll be, um...10,000 days old" so with one educated guess, which was only 5 days out, I found out the date I would be 10,000 days old on.

The assuming I live that long bit is just because it would have been kind of odd to say "I will be 10,000 days old on 28th Of February 2006" because that statement is too rigid, it will only be true if I am alive on that day (and don't invent time travel inbetween now and then or ever, since I could be alive on that day at any age then). I could get anthrax or something, you never know, no great deathwish or terminal condition (except life) that I'm aware of.

rick barclay
10-10-2001, 12:02 PM
>you should try C at least, rick! c'mon! you were a good codester. <

Wish I had the time, pal. With Flash 5, I can bypass C and
Java script and use Flash 5's Action script, which looks like
an easier language. It's syntax is more to the point and easier
for me to understand. For instance to activate a mouse click
in action script, all you have to type is "on release...and
then whatever you want the mouseclick to accomplish."
When I get a good grasp on Flash, I hope to migrate to
java script, perl, and php. The problem I have with learning
to program is simply finding stuff to do. If you're not programming
constantly, developing little odds and ends to do whatever you can think of, then you tend to lose what you have learned through non-use. I don't have that problem with Flash. I can
think of different things to do with the whole Macromedia
suite of products that will keep me constantly busy, and thus
constantly up-to-date on how to use the programs. The only
problem I see there is I might run into a bandwidth problem
on my site as it becomes more and more sophisticated.

Oh, and thanks for the compliment, buddy. I never really
considered myself a good coder, so I really appreciate you're
saying that. Young guys like you and Aran really amaze me
with your ability to manipulate these languages. It's really
an art and an aptitude which not everybody has. It's funny,
I can take a sentence apart piece-by-piece and tell you what
each word does and why it does it, but a line of C++?
Fuhgeddaabowddit :) . Cheers!

rick barclay

rick barclay
10-10-2001, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by Fordy
>>
Ha I'm occasionally going back the sams teach yourself flash 5 in 24 hours.
So far I've only managed to create an envelope that disapears into the distance. This was for an anonymous email servlet on my new web server (though when I quite manage to fully move is anyones guess). The problem I have is that I have no artistic skills whatsoever, while my friend can simply pick up a package like Flash or Photoshop and produce something better after a day or so. Ha....but who does he call when his PC goes off the rails :D :p
>>Sometimes I wish I hadn't given up on C++ so soon
To be honest I find myself looking away from C for my programming goals....but then, the way I see it, I still have loads of time to play with other things and come back to C with a broader experience. Having no work commitments in this field allows me to do this

Yeah, I agree. I'm no arteeste, either, but with web development
you don't have to be, as long as you have some other skill that's
relevant to what you want to do. That's what makes developing for the web easier than coding--it's done with a much broader
brush. I can't draw, but I can write, so there's a place for me. If
I can't code C++ on my own then there's no option. Java, java script,
basic, Pascal, C, PHP, Perl--they're all the same, really, as far as
aptitude goes, and that's what you have to follow--your aptitude,
because that's the only thing you're going to do that's going
to make you happy. I might force myself to learn a programming language, but I'd never be happy with it. Like you say, it may
be feasible to drift back to a web-centric programming language
at a future time, but for now, there are other more important
details that have to be taken care of. Wish everybody here nothing
but success, peace, and happiness.

rick barclay