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Alice is

drawing a migraine

October 30, 2013

I have suffered from migraines since I was 12. They are made durable by sumotriptans, a miracle drug, which I keep strapped to my body at all times in case. Sumotriptans are as essential to me as keys and an oystercard. However, you’ve got to take them at the early stage of the headache, otherwise they don’t work.

When a migraine attack kicks in, it’s game over for an entire day, sometimes two. It’s a constant cycle of nausea and pulsing headache. Like someones jabbing a fork into the back of your eyeball.

When they finally subside it’s like the devil is leaving your body, like you’ve been to war and come back all pale and traumatised. But then the plus side is you appreciate feeling normal again so much that you feel kind of euphoric.

MIG

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