Friday, April 6, 2012
I suffer from migraines. I never did when I was younger, so when they began I was caught off guard. And by caught off guard, I mean that I had never experienced any kind of pain like it, not child birth nor even when I woke up on the operating table (which was incredibly painful btw). When I finally sought help for them, I thought my head was actually going to explode. After doctors and medication (thank you for medication!), I wondered what could really be causing my migraines because quite frequently they begin during the night. The pain actually wakes me up. Not surprisingly, there really is no explanation other than I will most likely suffer from them for the rest of my life. Yeah! But what I did find out was that one of the things that happens during a migraine is that fluid seeps out of the blood vessels into the brain. Great. No surprise, I suppose, I have a leaky brain!