Thursday, April 29, 2010
Migraine, Migraine Go Away - Never Return Another Day
Yesterday I had a pretty bad headache, but it was small potatoes compared to what I've got going on today. Sometime during the night my horrid headache blossomed into a Major Migraine - complete with nauseau, sensitivity to light, and general irritability (not a technical side effect, but it comes with it nonetheless). If you've never had a migraine, you can't entirely relate to my pain. Whenever someone asks, "How do you know if you've had a migraine?" I always respond with, "Trust me, you'd know." The best way for me to describe it would be that a normal headache is like going to the dentist - annoying and uncomfortable, but you'll live. A migraine, on the other hand, is like having a root canal. Without novocaine. For three days straight. This is how I attempted to sleep last night - clutching my head like it might fall off. Needless to say, I only got about three hours of sleep. It was so bad, in fact, that I actually considered going to the ER for some morphine or whatever they could give me to make my life tolerable. It's not much better now. Fail.