Pain is an obvious symptom of migraine, but there’s so much more to migraine than the headache. Even the well-known symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, and sometimes aura barely scratch the surface.
Right now I’m in the early stages of a migraine. Although I can feel the pain coming on, more frustrating is that I’m having trouble thinking, concentrating and finding words. I’m fatigued and thirsty. The black circles under my eyes have returned. Eating might make me feel better, but I’m nauseated, have no appetite and the smell of food turns my stomach.
My current symptoms are part of the many different migraine symptoms. I now know what to expect, but I was terrified when I first noticed all these strange feelings I had before and during a migraine. Cognitive impairment was by far the scariest (and it still frustrates me to no end).
My mind is so fuzzy that I can’t make sense of the rest of the post. I’ll return to the topic next week. In the meantime, here are some relevant links that I intend to use as support.
- Headaches & Memory (the only patient-oriented information of the bunch)
- A Pilot Study to Measure Cognitive Efficiency During Migraine
- Reversible Cognitive Decline Accompanies Migraine and Cluster Headaches
- Long-Term Effects of Migraine on Cognitive Function: A Population-Based Study of Danish Twins
- Cognitive Function is Not Impaired in People With a Long History of Migraine: A Blinded Study