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Seeing Auras

Yesterday, I woke up around 8am with a bit of a headache. It didn't feel too bad, so I rolled over and went back to sleep for a few more hours. I woke up and was told by TBiT it had been pour all morning. That should have clued me in. Our plans for Sunday were to have a bitey and head downtown for the day's planned adventure: taking advantage of the sale at the Hairy Tarantula, wander a bit, see a movie, have dinner. While I was sipping my tea, I was reading my usual sites when I notice I was developing trouble reading. It was like my eyesight was dimming and there were dead zones in my vision. I thought it was just eye strain or light reflecting on the monitor. Then the floaties appeared in a single thin line and started strobing. Migraine warning. The strobing floaties are called auras. I'm in the "common migraine" category and rarely ever had the "classic migraine" - a migraine with aura, so I didn't recognize what was happening immediately. I have only had this happen to me once or twice before, but I knew I had about 20 minutes before the real pain hit. So I took Advil, drank water, told TBiT I was on the verge. We managed to go out to the Tarantula but I was experiencing spikes of pain with nausea so I didn't feel much up to doing anything beyond that. So the day ended quickly. I was able to keep dosing myself with Advil so the pain stayed low enough for me to spend time watching TV with TBiT without my falling asleep, which is my usual response to migraines. This morning, I woke up at 3:30am, the headache still with me. I took more Advil and returned to bed. And lay there waiting to fall back to sleep. and lay there. and lay there. The last time I checked the clock, it read 5:32. I did fall asleep but the backlash from the headache meant I was exhausted. I woke up at 2:30. I had plans to do stuff today that aren't going to happen. Today was to be the first day of my "starting a new regimen for better sanity." Guess it'll have to wait until tomorrow.

Posted by Marmy on April 2, 2007 04:28 PM