Last night there was a lightning storm in my brain. Not strike lightening, the lighting that branches out in all directions, hitting every nerve and creating continual attacks of pain.
This started at 2am with a sharp pain above my left eye, developing into earache or rather a feeling of pressure in my ear and moving into my face and neck.
A stiffness coupled with pain. A real storm. I’ve not had migraines this frequently since I was a child/teen. This time no pain killers took it off. I kept as still as I could, eyes closed, concentrating on breathing, slipping in and out of sleep in agony.
By 5am I had woken my husband, ‘bring me ice’ I murmured, he brought ice wrapped in a tea towel. I spent the next two hours alternating cooling different face and head areas. By 7am with me moving constantly and suffering I asked for a bag of ice. I got peas, with a layer of tea towel between the peas and my skin I covered my head and neck, the freezing sensation if strong enough, numbs you completely from the outside in and slowly that lighting storm ebbed away.
Now I’m left at 1.30pm, still with the numb ear and stiff neck sensation and I know later a new storm will have brewed attacking me and creating havoc. I’m prepping with ice water and ibuprofen. Luckily I have a very understanding family who help and leave me to freeze and sleep, the only things that work since my daith piercing was removed.
I’m a middled aged overweight woman with health issues and the last thing I want is a hoop in the middle of my ear but so far that was the only thing that worked for me. I’ve tried acupuncture, hand clips, meditation, medication, food changes, light sensitivity glasses and Reiki.
Hopefully I’ll get a break between isolating and inflicted isolation to go and get the piercing re done. It’s not a pleasant experience, but lasts seconds and immediately after the pressure build up flows away.
I hope for now I can keep the storm clouds away. Can keep using the computer and mobile. Can keep watching movies and wearing perfume. I feel for all the migraine sufferers out their, those with no support, those struggling at work, those who like me have so many triggers a normal life is not possible. Keep those storms at bay.