Thursday, October 09, 2008

A Migraine Primer

M is for Mental Tasks, as in difficulty performing

I is for Irritability, as in my family is on the receiving end of

G is for Gastric Stasis (yes, a real term), my tummy shuts down

R is for Rabbit Hole, as in rumor has it Lewis Carroll had migraines and pasages in Alice in Wonderland describe them

A is for Aura and Appetite, as in lack of

I is for d-I-zzy, as in. . . Wait!  that doesn't work. Oh yeah!  Go back to M is for Mental Tasks, as in difficulty performing

N is for Nausea, as in "at least I'm not vomiting"

E is for Energy, as in I have no energy

S is for Suck.  Migraines suck!


Anonymous said...

Argh! You've maintained your sense of humor, anyway... I hope it passes quickly.

And I have experienced gastric stasis but never knew the term.

Feel better.

Aliki2006 said...

My T. would certainly concur--she gets very foggy and irritable leading up to one. It helps to know what she's going through. Feel better...

Anonymous said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

John Ross said...

e-e-e-ew, sorry. My wife ginny gets those. When they were passing out migranes as personal Mill Stones(as in the ones we each carry around through life with us) I said, "no thanks,I think I'll try Irritable Bowel Sydrome, just to be different"

Why couldn't I have said relentless enthusiasm just to see if they'd go for it.

No sure which of us got the better or worse end of that deal - pun accidental.

hope you feel better.

Anonymous said...

But you've kept your sense of humour, so that's a small victory. Right? Now I'm leavin' lest I irritate you. Feel better!

Mel said... there's where mine came from.......

I'm just finding daylight.
In time for nighttime.....


*sending hugs and healing thoughts*