Hubble image found here.
So I was cruising along, smug as heck about making it through the holidays without a crash. John and I were driving home from a delightful dinner when I noticed something very odd. The lights from the oncoming cars suddenly looked.....strange. Like there was a distinct starry pattern coming from each headlight. And the streetlights looked as though the light was broken up into teensy pieces and the light was swirling around like a cloud of bugs around each bulb.
I commented about it to John, who wasn't seeing the same things that I was, silly man. Pfft. What's wrong with his eyesight, I wondered...
Then my ears began to ring at a roaring volume. And the whole world tilted sideways. As we pulled into the garage, I still was stupidly wondering what was going on inside my weirdo head, and about the time that I hung up my coat a dull ache smack dab in the middle of my forehead began.
Rats. Another migraine. Dang. I thought I would just zip through the holidays without any issues but yet again, I realized that I should quit with the smugness attitude since it always seems to precede some kind of reality check.
I made a panicky grab for my meds and slugged them down as quickly as I could. They did their job well, and within an hour I was pain free and the world regained it's balance. One of the side effects listed for Imitrex is "drowsiness", and boy howdy, what an understatement. But since unfortunately I'm aware of this drug's side effects after using it several times, I was prepared. By the time the "drowsiness" or more specifically, the "buh bye, going to sleep for about 12 hours" hit, I was in my jammies and tucked into bed.
I'm not certain that the grogginess that persists for about 24 hours afterwards is related to the migraine.......or the Imitrex. I suppose it really doesn't matter since I'll trade the feeling of super-sized brain fog vs migraine symptoms any day.
Having another appointment with Dr. Young Guy soon. I'll have to run my concerns past him.
Do you have migraines? What sorts of symptoms do they cause for you? Dumb stupid headaches.....