What Happens in Your Head


5 comments posted
It sounds horrible, which is

It sounds horrible, which is really all it need be called.

A migraine likely has a specific medical definition, but is more colloquially understood to be a severe headache with assorted other debilitating symptoms. By that standard, you have a migraine.

Feel better!

Posted by SLM (not verified) on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 20:58
Well, I have had migraines

Well, I have had migraines for YEARS and all i can say is that i KNOW that i'm having one often days in advance because I basically become a spaz and can't do anything. I also get auras which i kind of have all the time, but become really intense during migraine time. I can't see. I can't feel. I can't think. I might have this magnificent migrainey auras once or twice a year. Very rare now actually. And now to be totally sick: i find my migraines incredibly beautiful. They rip me apart. They fuck me up so intensely it can only be disgustingly incredible. I hate them so much, they make me feel so weak and fucked up that at the end, i feel like i've survived the worst thing ever. And I feel the effects for at least a week afterward, if not a couple. They are insanely intense, like almost nothing else. My mom who also gets them insanely bad used to ask me to kill her when she had them, which now as an adult I totally get. My sister also gets them crazy. Perhaps it is a genetic thing? Anyways. Drunken ramble bamble about migraines off now!

Posted by Jackalopez (not verified) on Thu, 01/15/2009 - 03:22
Have you checked with a

Have you checked with a doctor about this? Because it sounds like something a doctor (rather than or, in addition to, the blog community) ought to be consulted on.

Posted by XUP (not verified) on Thu, 01/15/2009 - 18:41
My Mom's eyes used to shift

My Mom's eyes used to shift colour slightly. She'd get kind of out of it, too.

Posted by The Wren (not verified) on Thu, 01/15/2009 - 19:46
SLM: Truly, it was horrible!

SLM: Truly, it was horrible! Everyone was so nice to whisper-sing happy birthday!

Jackalopez: Good christ. That's terrible. Or beautiful, or beautifully terrible. I'm glad you don't get them often anymore.

XUP: Ha! You know, it never really occurred to me to check with my doctor. Because I get them pretty infrequently, they're always a bit of a surprise. And they're really pretty mild - I'm generally quite functional through them. I don't know what they'd say other than "Try to figure out what your triggers are" and "If ibuprofen works, take two every four hours."

The Wren: How odd! I should have had someone check my eyes last night. Next time, I suppose.

Posted by megan on Thu, 01/15/2009 - 20:18