So, I have a migraine. Again. It started, as my migraines generally do, as a sinus headache, and morphed into a migraine. So, what does a migraine have to do with invisible? Well, one cannot see a migraine. It’s not like a wound or a broken bone. If I tell someone that I have a migraine, they have only my word that I’m in pain. I mean, it’s pretty obvious by the grimace on my face that light hurts my eyes, and that sound hurts my ears, but it’s still not something I can point to on my body and say, “See? this is what a migraine looks like.”
Most of the things I have “wrong” with me… — fibromyalgia, IBS, bipolar, &c… are invisible like this migraine. Most cannot be seen either on the outside nor can they be seen via X-ray or any other option available to doctors. Generally doctors have to rely on me telling them my symptoms and make a diagnosis based on those. It would be a lot easier if I could point to a rash or wound and say, “this is what’s going on.” but no. It’s not that easy.
Blah. I may write another post later. My head is pounding, even with the light from the computer dimmed. I hate migraines.