Answer to Maria
Saturday, October 30, 2010
I was writing this in the comments area to Maria, and then realized it was more of another blog than a comment, so I made it one.
I did take drama a long time ago when I was in a private grade school, but that was it. The school was an alternative sixties era Berkeleyesque school, run by idealistic teachers who were also street performers, like the San Francisco Mime troup types. So yeah a really long time ago I got a bit of training, and have been on stage with dance recitals and such too, but nothing like being a disaster victim before. I think I might volunteer more with those guys, because they did hire some people for the day from outside, so they must be open to it.
I don't get auras with migraines, what I do get is really stiff shoulders and neck, and I have come to decide that it isn't something I'm doing that gets them stiff, with that being a trigger for a migraine, it is part of the migraine development that I have them first. Sometimes it just seems like natural painkillers that might usually be present have abandoned me, and I wonder sometimes if my migraines are more of a pain relief stopping working rather than something painful happening.
I also do get lots of sparklies if I close and press on my eyes with a migraine. Maybe that is part of the aura thing, but I don't get anything I notice with my eyes open. I classify what I get as migraines because of the nausea.