The University of Md. Medical Center describes a migraine as such:
The headache from a migraine, with or without aura, has the following characteristics:
- Throbbing, pounding, or pulsating pain
- Often begins on one side of your head and may spread to both or stay localized
- Most intense pain is often concentrated around the temple(s) (side of the forehead)
- Can last from 4 - 72 hours
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or even vertigo (feeling like the room is spinning)
- Loss of appetite
- Visual disturbances, like seeing flashing lights or zigzag lines, temporary blind spots (for example, loss of your peripheral vision), or blurred vision
- Parts of your body may feel numb, weak, or tingly
- Light, noise, and movement – especially bending over – make your head hurt worse; you want to lie down in a dark, quiet room
- Feeling mentally dull, like your thinking is not clear or sharp
- Neck pain
So, that's my tale of woe for the week. I tell you this so the next time that someone says they have a migraine that you will understand a little of what they are going through. Or that if you have a headache please don't say that you have a migraine, the two are vastly different.
And one more thing, any prayers you could send up for me would be greatly appreciated. I think I could use any and all I can get about now.