First of all let’s get this cleared away t’s not a headache! Ok now that you’ve accepted that we can move on to describing the horrid agony that is a migraine attack. I am typing this is the midst of a 10/10 I’ve put the laptop away several time already just trying to type this introduction. This article may take me hours to type due to the severity of my pain, all the spelling errors I will make, and the blurring/double vision I am currently dealing with. Despite all of that I can write and edit an article of this caliber.
A migraine is an ice pick being heaved right through on of one’s eyes. Particularly on one side, a migraine is fire ant eating the nerves leading from your eye to the back of your head. A 10/10 migraine is someone putting meat hooks into your back muscle and pulling in opposite direction leaving them stretched just enough not to break. A migraine feels like a bowling ball shattering the front of your skull. A migraine can feel like lava flowing around inside your head. A Migraine makes you sweat, you can feel hot and cold alternating whenever it pleases. A migraine means your eyes are swollen, your hair may hurt, and lights/sounds should be avoided as they typically bother migraineurs. A migraine that’s at a level 10/10 is truly like being struck by lightning constantly and unforgivingly. That’s what a migraine truly is.
A lot of people out there don’t have migraines folks and therefore they don’t know what we go through some of us every waking minute of every single day. One way you can fight this stigma against migraineurs and invisible illness by explaining an attack and showing them a bad one online. Show them the profiles on FB of people that are no longer with us due to the severe anxiety and depression that comes with our illness. Lets shout out loud that we have this invisible illness guest post on blogs, share your story!