Migraines feature largely in my life. I say that almost as if I am proud of them… I’m not. I have just grown into an acceptance of them. Hormonal changes seem to drive mine and as I am the owner of an underactive thyroid gland and am a menopausal woman[ watch out!], I am pretty much at the mercy of the damn things.
Today, I would like to give you non-migraineurs an idea of what I see when I have a migraine with aura. This is just one aspect of it. There are the infamous flashing lights as well. Which commence in one corner of an eye, in my case usually the left, and gradually spread across the eye. This leaves you with double, or triple vision. Not the sort of thing you welcome if you’re out and about in the car!
If you are unable to medicate at this stage you’re doomed. In fact, sometimes you need to be taking the pills long before the aura appears. There will be warning signs. Excessive yawning… no you’re not boring me. Slight paralysis on one side of the body… in my case it’s the right and I can stick pins in it and not feel it. Trust me, I’ve put it to the test. It makes for difficulty eating, as I often miss my mouth [ not an attractive look] and am unable to chew properly.
Nothing escapes this monster and Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS looms large. Your migraine is then a whole body migraine… yes it really does exist. It can weaken your muscles and leave you feeling like you’ve done 10 rounds with Mohamed Ali, when he was at his prime.
Then, you may get the headache proper. Light, sound and life in general will make you quite literally sick and you will need to hide away in a darkened, quiet corner.
Migraine is not just a headache and unfortunately it is often for life.
So, are there any fellow migraineurs out there?
- Can you relate to my migraine art?
- How do you feel about your monster?
- If you don’t have migraines, has my post helped you to appreciate what migraines are like?
Thanks for dropping by and reading.
Until the next time.