This picture depicts the zig-zag visual disturbances that occur during a migraine aura. In real time these slivers and spots bounce in front of your eyes at a rapid rate causing nausea and a sickening foreshadowing of the pain that often follows. Mine look like ghostly black spots at times that float and flit and make me squint. I know my triggers - MSG, stress, perfumes, raw onions, red wine, spicy food, no sleep, forgetting to eat, fluorescent light, temperature changes etc etc - but sometimes it sneaks up and I can't get to the medicine cabinet fast enough or I'm at work.
A quick drink of caffeine will often delay the real migraine until the Duradrin kicks in but lately these dastardly demons have danced non-stop just behind my eyes and refuse to go away. Just when I think it's going away it comes back.
The aura wants to taunt me. Chasing it away is exhausting. Ugh.
So I'll be sitting with a hot rag on my forehead (that's so attractive) wearing dark sunglasses
and drinking hot tea while Homer howls.
He's miffed that he didn't win a Bl-Oscar. I really wish he would shut up.
He's getting on my last bl-erve.
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