Migraine: Rhymes With Pain For A Reason : Blog Of The Nation Did I just get stabbed in the head or is that a migraine headache?
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Migraine: Rhymes With Pain For A Reason

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About once a month or so, I see rainbows — and it sucks. It's the aura that announces my migraine — you can see one aura above this post, and another below — and it generally means that if I don't take medication, I'm in for a seriously rotten twenty-four hours. At least three people on the staff are afflicted with migraine headaches (or some other kind of debilitating chronic headache). It's the pits. Well, The New York Times has a blog* that's now dedicated to migraines — written by migraine sufferers. We're talking to some of those bloggers today, and we're taking your questions about the strange (and painful) world of the migraine. (Insert "Over the Rainbow" reference here.)

*By the way, the NYT isn't the only migraine blog out there — in fact it's just the latest. Check these out.