Despite inquiries and requests over the last few years, I've dodged the topic of marijuana and migraines - Well, just the topic of cannabis altogether. After last night's results in Washington state and Colorado, I decided it's worth bringing up the topic. Sorry Mom and Dad, but this one's about the Devil's Weed. For the rest of you, try to stay focused and read on.
I experienced something new today. From the start of my day, which was around 7:00am, the migraine worsened. By midday, multiple sides of my head start to hurt, but each of them felt pain in a different way. One side felt like an ice-pick tapped at skull, my temples throbbed, and the back of my head to halfway down my spine were hot with a stinging sensation.
The intensity of the entire migraine was not too significant. Since I've experienced multitudes of migraines, I've felt everything from a simple pulsation to a crippling melee of pain.
On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most painful, this migraine ranked a 2.
The drive home, however, was a whole 'nother creature. About ten minutes into my journey home from work, lights blurred more than I've ever seen before. Some shadows around the fields were doubled, as were those surrounding moving vehicles. A strange stir of light and blackness alternated and hid the lines of the road.
I felt as though I stared at a dark water-colored painting. Aura isn't too rare during more painful migraines, but this was neither the worse sensation nor did the shadows seem like aura. I'll have to investigate more into this.