Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Jukpor Ifeoma
Wasn’t this feeling familiar?’ , the little old lady wondered. She’s been here before, not that it was pleasant, but she had a feeling this was familiar, yet she couldn’t actually tell what it was. Trying to remember was starting to cause an even greater hurt. She slowed her pace, after all she was almost home. trying to figure what this was still, she bent to wipe the dust that had started to form a half moon at the tip of her shoes, that posture seem to hurt even more, it made her feel like she was gonna drop on her head.She gave up on the shoe cleaning, “what’s the point when i’m still gonna be dragging my feet?” she whispered to herself. There was a cloud forming in her head too, she tried to shake it off, but every deliberate movement of her head felt like starting a dance routine on a wrong foot.
Finally at her front door, she bent her head to find her keys in her multicoloured raffia bag, and at that point, the throbbing on the right side of her head moved to the left, and a cloud of blur slowly waltzed passed her left eyes. this was her major clue, or probably the most
important, because at this point, everything in her insides screamed MIGRAINE!!! “It was here again, the stupid migraine had been lingering all the while, and that’s what she was trying to figure. She unlocked her front door, practically walking on her toes, she went straight to the bathroom, prepared a cold compress, from there to her bedroom, where she laid gently under the sheets before placing the compress on her fore-head, partly covering her left eye, and she eased almost immediately to sleep.
A migraine is a severe head ache, which usually affects one half of the head with a sequential throbbing on the affected area. One major symptom is usually sensitivity to light and sound, and the pain is worsened by any form of physical activity, especially one which involves a deliberate or unconscious movement of the head. it often lasts from 2-72 hours. Up to one third of people who suffer migraine headaches usually perceive an aura: a transient visual, sensory, language which indicates that the headache will soon occur, in some cases, an aura can occur with no headache following it. They are believed to be due to a mixture of environmental and genetic factors. It is often confused with cluster headaches which are recurring bouts of excruciating unilateral headache attacks, which occur periodically and lasts for about 15-180 minutes. A quick management of a migraine headache is a cold compress being placed over the forehead- (a clean towel dampened in cold water makes a cold compress). also recommended is the use of simple analgesics such as ibuprofen and paracetamol for the headache. If the headache persists after these, please consults a doctor.