Turn autoplay off turn autoplay on please activate cookies in order to turn autoplay off jump to content [s] jump to comments [c] jump to site navigation [0] jump to search [4] terms and conditions [8] edition: us uk sign in mobile your profile your details your comments your clippings your lists sign out mobile about us about us contact us press office terms of service privacy policy subscribe guardian iphone ipad edition kindle guardian weekly digital edition the guardian life and style user comments news us world sports comment culture business environment science travel tech media life & style apps data life & style the eva wiseman column series: the eva wiseman column previous | next | index migraines: they are all in the head they start with a spinning black penny, retch-inducing smells, impaired thought and speech. But migraines bring odd pleasures with their pain share tweet this email eva wiseman the observer, saturday 19 may 2012 jump to comments (…) dark days: when it hits, a migraine is like a film melting in your projector. Photograph: murdo macleod for the guardian the first time it happened i was in bed with a book, aged maybe 10. And i remember going over the same line again and again, with rising levels of panic, as i realised i had forgotten how to read. I didn't think it was something you could just forget. viagra no prescription Something that, having picked up, you could then one day drop again. cheap viagra without a prescription I see now it was my first migraine. viagra dosage forms Today migraines are in the news and they're in my head, tightening around my crown like an alice band. order cheap generic viagra The nhs is considering offering botox to patients with chronic migraines. They don't know quite how it helps, but they've decided it does. daily viagra free trial The blocking of muscle contraction, which is what the botulinum toxin does to those stunning their wrinkles, hasn't been proved to relieve headaches, but two clinical trials did conclude that it led to a 10% reduction in the number of patients' headachey days. In addition, i imagine, to a laboratory paved with clingfilmed foreheads. I'm writing now through day four of this month's headache, one that began (as do many) with a flickering blind spot in the centre of my vision. It starts small, a spinning black penny in the middle of a page. I slump in my seat as it spreads darkly over my sight like jam, and i can't see, or think, or entirely understand speech. It's the film melting in my projector – it's a bit like falling. buy viagra cheap Smells slay me. viagra online Noise, fine, but smells – angel perfume in a lift, for instance, or that dirty spitting rain you get in cities, the kind that smells of apocalypse – will make me retch. generic viagra without prescription And minutes later the headache comes. The author siri hustvedt wrote about a migraine aura phenomenon called alice in wonderland syndrome – the migraineur feels parts of their body ballooning or shrinking. viagra purple vision For me it's often my hand. I'll lie in bed and under my cheek it'. viagra without prescription