What Happens During a Migraine Attack
It started when I was a teen
I just couldn’t make sense of it
We were all on a bus going downtown
I cracked a silly joke, she laughed, and then I went pale
Was I going blind? Should I panic? Why me?
An unmistakable sign that something was wrong
At first a blind spot, like her left eye was gone
My first crush, a one-eyed monster
A warning. An alarm. A shining dot around her. Threatening
A halo, soft focus, blurry lines and jittery edges
Changing shapes, expanding, a circle of zigzagging lines shining
Slowly covering my right field of vision.
A superimposed area of static noise and confusion
I had skipped lunch. But now we’ve reached the restaurant
No need to panic, I’m all grown up and I’m fine
Time for some grub but the plate in front keeps swaying
This has never happened before but it’s fading
Thank you God
Things are back to normal
I am back to normal
Should I tell her? But we are not alone
My friends will think I’m going crazy
And then it hits me. Literally
My head hurt like someone has slammed it against the wall
I’m having a stroke or maybe I’ll be passing out soon
There’s pain and then there’s pain
This is beyond them both
Bye bye world
The sounds are louder and the light is unbearable
And my brain is expanding
A tree grows in it from the inside
Or so it seems
Feeling of nausea
A trip to the bathroom
And then another
A friend jokes I may be pregnant!
The ride back is the longest
And then slowly it fades
Only a lingering mild hangover
“It’s not a tumor, you are not dying”
It was only a migraine says the doctor
Only a migraine! ONLY a migraine?
Only a migraine
What an unwanted guest
And now I know the guest too well
Cuz he visits me every week.
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