Have you ever had your hair pulled so hard the skin beneath it pulled away from your skull? There is a pop, followed by a warm sensation, ending with excruciating pain. Hours later, your head is tender and bruised feeling in the area of the trauma. Now, imagine your whole head feeling like that for days and you have one aspect of what a migraine feels like.
Have you ever had an ear ache? Deep in the recesses of your ear canal it feels like an umbrella is opening slowly and pushing your eardrum into your brain. Every once and while, the umbrella jolts so the steady ache turns to a sharp jab…like a spoke of the umbrella broke away and decided to leave a little blood for its effort. Now you know another part of what a migraine feels like.
How about a tooth ache? A kink in the neck? Nausea? Punched in the eye or nose? A clamp on your brain?
It’s not a pretty thing. I am awake at 3 in the morning because I have wrestled this beast for a full 27 hours and cannot beat it. It has been angry and vicious, never letting up more than a few minutes at a time. I’ve checked my ears but there is no actual blood. It only feels like it. The tears streaming down my cheeks are thick and hot. The splotches of white in my vision are like watching a UFO sighting in the Arizona dessert. It is a bad one that has caused my hand eye coordination to falter a bit and I’ve knocked several things over in the last day. I am naturally clumsy all on my own. Don’t really need any help, migraine, thank you very much.
I am going back in. Sleep, I long for you.