Tag: medication

6. PFO: Migraine and the Heart  

6. PFO: Migraine and the Heart  

What causes migraines remains poorly understood. (Not my words.) But in some cases, the headache symptoms have been linked to a common hole in the heart called a patent foramen ovale, or PFO. Since 2000, some medical reports have indicated that repairing the hole for read more

2. The venue must be trashed

2. The venue must be trashed

I enter my other world where pain – a brutal sun – rises so slowly I hardly know its pointless orbit has begun Then – too late – it floods my landscape. Higher, harsher more violent rays find my soul and all dreams die I read more

1. I appear to be normal

1. I appear to be normal

In the league table of conditions migraine is low. It’s down there with depression,  fibromyalgia, ME etc. Novelists use it to explain female absences or backsliding: ‘She has one of her migraines,’ as though she could have anyone else’s. I hate them for it. When read more

In between bouts of pain I clutch at straws

In between bouts of pain I clutch at straws

In between bouts of pain I clutch at straws Well I’ve got news for you foul beastNot another day will I feed your greedI’m getting off your medicationYour bowl will be emptyYour greed unfed. And you will dieThat I may live. In between bouts of read more

All Dreams Die

All Dreams Die

All Dreams Die I enter my other world where pain – a brutal sun – rises so slowly I hardly know its pointless orbit has begun Then – too late – it floods my landscape. Higher, harsher more violent rays find my soul and all read more