For me, migraines typically start out with warping in my vision — my peripheral vision darkens, like I’m looking down a long, dark tunnel, and sometimes my vision completely blacks out. I experience temporary blindness.
When it happens, I pray that there is something to lean on nearby, because a total loss of balance is next, quickly followed by loss of motor control and weakening of my muscles.
Migraines can sneak up slowly or strike hard and fast, and last anywhere from 20 minutes to months.
Migraines can be triggered by lights, sounds, smells, or any number of other things. Different people have different migraine triggers, and there is a complex relationship between migraine and diet that I still don’t understand.
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