Do Not Taunt Migraine Monkey
Announcing this publicly seems to have angered the migraine monkey. I got walloped yesterday and especially today.
Today's involved one of my least favorite aspects of the migraine aside from the pain - hyperirritability. Even after all these years of being a migraneur, the sudden rush or wash or wave of hypersensitivity to sound and flush of near fury is disconcerting at best.
I think it's only been in the past few years that I've been able to associate this with migraine. Before that, I would just suddenly be pissy and feel like picking a fight for absolutely no good reason. Part of me even recognized that I had no real reason. Figuring out it's associated with the migraines has at least helped, especially because it cues me in to taking abortive meds.
It's a truly bizarre thing though, to go from being fine one minute to the sound of traffic outside or the TV or someone eating or the neighbors upstairs walking across the floor suddenly becoming nearly unbearable sources of infuriating irritation.