Hi Leigh Ann
Thank You for your imput. To be blunt about the Ibu`s ( Aleve wasn`t invented yet, FYI ), I had thought about ending these migrains for good quite a few times thru the years, SO I figured that a handfull of Ibu`s was definitely the LESSER of the 2 evils, ya think???
I did go to doctors a couple times and on all of those occations the doctors were clueless and I wasn`t going to let them PRACTICE anything on me when they had NO idea about anything EXCEPT giving me chemical`s some pharmacuetical company ( that is only interested in profits and blocking any and all alternative medicines that cut into those profits ) recomends regardless of adverse affect`s.
I am having fun with these Emo`s !
To recap the migrain /water thing;
I get a very small bright light for a very short time,( if I am not paying attention I might not noticed it) and it will be gone as quick as it appears then after a few minutes the little blurry spot (aka. "Blot") can be noticed( in the old days ,my life would be put on hold and soon the dreaded nightmare of pain would begin ! ! ! ).
That little blot seems to develope into a wormy type of light show (rainbow spectrum, if you will that swells untill in inhibits my vision and kind of strobes like the shadow of a ceiling fan/light(I hate those fan`s,sometimes it seems like the migraine and in reality it`s only the stupid fan that I had`nt noticed untill then ).
When that whole process is over and I am back to being able to see uninhibited again ,( in the old days I would be running to a very dark and quiet place that I could spend up to the next 2 days at this point) about 30 minutes or so after the site thing goes away the pain began , the dreaded migraine pain ! !
I find that if I gulp water as soon as I notice the symptoms, (please understand that I will notice the little bright light more times than not,but if I do , by chance ,miss the light for what ever reason,I WILL NOT miss the blurry spot, my brain has learned to notice even the very very beginning of that symptom( I have even jumped the gun on many occations and will wash down an Aleve with mass water then find it was a smudge on my sunglasses or window !hahahaha)),I figure on those occations that taking the Aleve needlessly would help the normal everyday aches and pains and I am pretty sure that drinking water in big quantities is a very good thing in most cases.In any case I have found that drinking water as describe has made the Aura part not only speed up(most times) from up to an hour ordeal to as little as 15 minutes or so , it also helps the visual part be less intense, and it has helped to make the intollerable pain not only majorly tollerable (small headache) but in most cases no pain at all.
It`s the better safe than sorry thing, I think .
I have found that maybe chocolate seems to have a part in the cause, but not always, and I seem to have a lack of patience and easy to loose my temper the day before I get one, so I am not sure if that is a cause or a symptom ?!?!?
It does seem that the migraine pain will start on the opposite side of my head from where I first notice the Blot.?!?!?!
I Thank the powers that be, for this website because untill I found this website NOBODY I ever talked to or tried to explain these Aura thing`s to ,had a clue to what I was talking about, and now I write to poeple that not only totally understand, but help me to know that I am not alone in this. I can not even try to describe what that does for me in my everyday life.
Bottom line is, Water is my saviour ! Water has made a terrible, terrifying and uncontrollable thing that more than not made me want to be dead, into a small ,not dreaded, inconvienence of that day. I have not lost any work time to these Aura thing`s in over 10 years and probably closer to 15 years, I now have a life that I can count on everyday , I can count on vacation plans ,sex, relationships,hobbie time......etc, to not be effected by the dreaded Blot, well not very much anyway .
I am going to start a website that is exclusive to Aura headaches, alternative remedies and solutions and see what happens and who might get some result producing results.