“It feels like there is an inflating balloon inside my head.”
“I feel like a vise grip is attached to my skull and squeezing everything together.”
“Every sound is a beating drum.”
“The smallest bit of light is blinding.”
People with migraine have a list of phrases we use to describe our pain.
Most of the time, we keep those descriptions to ourselves. Why? Because it's difficult to explain what this neurological disease is like. So, we keep it to ourselves and let our squinting and hunched over appearance speak for us, if at all.