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Thursday, January 10, 2013

What's A Migraine Feel Like?

I've had migraines my entire life. I have one right now. They suck. Like really bad. Sometimes people ask me what a migraine feels like, and I try to describe it to them in concrete terms. About nine years ago, coincidentally about the same time I started getting treatment for my migraines, this video came out that perfectly, abstractly illustrates what they feel like.
Just pretend my head is the house. Everything going on inside is the migraine.

There you go. Now, time to medicate and get the people out of the house.


Jessica said...

Joan Didion's "In Bed" (essay) is the best description of a migraine I've ever seen. I got my first migraine in 9th grade, and I wouldn't wish them on anyone.

Sorry that you're one of the afflicted as well. :(

Nicholas said...

I really need to read that essay, though my head is rattling a little just thinking about it.
They are the affliction of a brilliant mind! At least that's what I tell myself.