Wednesday, September 12, 2012

You Know You Have Migraine Disease When...


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You know you have migraine disease when you feel so hot your head and body could explode into flames, yet everyone else in the room is cold.

You know you have migraine disease when you would swear on a stack of Bibles you smell poop. But nothing is actually there and no one else smells it.

You know you have migraine disease when you know you're acting like a crazy bitch, but find yourself completely unable to control it or stop lashing out at everyone you love.

You know you have migraine disease when even subtly flickering light causes you excruciating pain.

You know you have migraine disease when your spouse reaching out to caress you as an act of comfort feels more like a declaration of war on your nerves.

You know you have migraine disease when you will try ANYTHING to feel better: hot pepper nasal spray, energy therapy, sex, voodoo. Whatever.

You know you have migraine disease when you can't remember if you've taken your medication yet or not unless you set a reminder on your phone and check it as done.

You know you have migraine disease when people tell you how good you look despite the fact your pain is 8/10, you're dizzy, hot, slow witted, and just about to puke on their shoes.

You know you have migraine disease when you puke on your grandma, your kindergarten teacher, all over the bathroom, and all over yourself (twice) in the car as an adult.

You know you have migraine disease when you hide from the light like a vampire on True Blood.

You know you have migraine disease when people think it's just a headache.

It's your turn. How do you fill in the "You Know You Have Migraine Disease When..." blank?

This post is my submission for the September 2012 Patients for a Moment Carnival, a patient-centered blog carnival. For more information about the Carnival visit: PFAM Carnival.

Content by Diana E. Lee.

DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.