Aug 30, 2006

Migraines

According to WebMD, a migraine is defined as: "Throbbing pain, usually on one side of your head. It is moderate to severe in intensity, gets worse with activity, and can keep you from your daily routine."

Triggers include:
consumption of caffeine
caffeine withdrawal
food of any kind
light
sound
motion
allergies
infliction of stress
removal of stress
menstruation
changes in weather

So basically, being non-catatonic can induce catatonia.

2 comments:

Guy said...

In other words, one's very existence is enough to bring on a migraine. The only vital things I don't see on your list are breathing air and drinking water.

Hang in there, Cordy.

love,
Guy

Anonymous said...

Well, in terms of air, the chinook winds in Alberta, Canada are a serious trigger. People develop migraines immediately before the winds occur. Go figure.