August 11th, 2008

grandma

Migraines getting weirder

Okay, first it was the ocular migraines in the '80's, which seemed to be linked to aspartame. Then it was the good old hormonal migraines, with a slight facial tic that I could feel, but no one could see. Lately it's been the "ooh, pretty aura colors!" migraines. And now I have a new manifestation.

I started getting a migraine this afternoon, and took aspirin. It's mostly gone, but the aura has now started doing a reasonable impersonation of novocaine in my upper jaw, right about at the time where it's not quite numb, but starting to make your nose itch. A slight shimmery quality around the nose and upper lip. This is the weirdest one yet.

And I think Andrew has something when he commented it's sort of like migraines are a software error of some sort, rather than a hardware problem. The more I learn about them, the more I notice science still doesn't know a whole heck of a lot about them. They're kind of a black box.
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