What? You don't sit in meetings doodling a "migraine"?
I don’t know if it’s the glasses, the weather or what but it’s annoying. By the time I notice it’s presence, it’s too late. I take an Advil and hope that today, ibuprofen works. Sometimes it doesn't and it’s an acetaminophen craving migraine. I wait a good 45 minutes to an hour to find out which its going to be today. All the while I've shut my blinds and I'm squeezing my head non-stop with my fingers. I let my hair down out of it’s pony tail and contemplating pulling my hoodie up. My stomach is upset and I have no choice but tocontinue working.
Staring at all these coloured lines on a black screen zooming in and out and panning all around makes things hella worse. I can’t just go to a cold dark room, I'm at work. Though the refrigerated server room is mighty tempting. Everything is sensory overload. Office noises like the sound of the copy machine beeping and whirring. The phone ringing and I have to answer it. People mussing about and talking. The traffic on the highway outside. It’s like nails being jammed into my eyeballs, especially the fluorescent lights. I want to put my head into a vice because THAT would probably feel better than this. Oh migraines, they are a regular part of my days lately and I can’t stand it.
I don’t get the puke crazy migraines but it’s been close when I let it go too far. I get long lasting ones. They hang around for days on end. I set my alarm to take Advil or Tylenol on an almost hourly basis.
What is it from?
Often times (or so I thought) it was due to weather. I get them particularly bad in the fall and spring. I also feel like its my piss poor vision. I don’t see well with my glasses. I also don’t see well with contacts and I'm blind without either. I wear glasses as the lesser of two evils but I really hate them.
In two months I'm having laser eye surgery and I am desperately curious to see if I suffer fewer migraines. Desperately hoping more like it.
Until then… another hour, another pill.