Migraine and mild hallucinations
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
from www.mumsnet.com/Talk/ Orenishii Mon 23-Jul-12 07:46:39 [discussion forum entry]
The biggest misonception about migraines is that they are just really bad headaches. Nuh-uh. The headache is just but one symptom which is why they can vary so much from person to person. You can always tell a migraine sufferer from a person with a regular headache - the migraine sufferer will know they need to get themselves home sharpish because they going to get all their other symptoms too. I can work through a regular headache. With the onset of a migraine, I just need to get home ASAP to ride it out.
I get the stabbed in the head pain on one side that someone else mentioned and I try to sleep it off. But I can usually tell that it's a migraine headache and when it wakes me in the night, I know I am in it for the long haul. Cue high temp, vomiting, that uncontrollable shivering, sometimes mild hallucinations.
I've never found anything that helps - usually the vomiting signals the coming end, in that the pain won't keep me awake for long after a period of sustained vomiting that is like my body trying to expel something. They truly are the most awful things I've never been able to keep anything down long enough for any kind of painkiller to have an effect so just have to ride it out on the bathroom floor