Amazingly, the last 6 months have been easier than the last 6 years! I still get the attacks, but not as much as I was. This is normal. They will increase again, but I am enjoying this relief while it lasts. I get about 2 to 12 lightning attacks a day. Two weeks ago, I went 3 whole days without anything at all. Those were amazing days!!! Last week, I had a constant attack that lasted 8 hours, followed by a dreadful “wiped out” feeling. It is exhausting dealing with this disease. You never know when its going to attack. Having fewer attacks has allowed me to recognize the uniqueness of this disease. I am normally, a very animated, and alert person. I have no problems carrying on a conversation, and I am quick with my thinking and am very articulate. When these headaches strike, I become quiet, and have a hard time finding the right words to say in a conversation. In my mind, I know exactly what I am trying to say, but it is as if there is something blocking those words. Like something wont let them process from my mind to my mouth. Its confusing when it happens, because I know what I want to say, but part of my mind has been locked up, and I cannot say what I want to say. People look at me like I am strange. If I try to explain my head problem, they get uncomfortable and ease their way out of the conversation, leaving me alone, and embarrassed.
However annoying these headaches become, at least I know that I am not the only one who suffers from them.