One Day

One day out of the blue I began vomiting and then the neck and head pain. I’d never heard of migraines. I had just returned from Vietnam three months prior. I was given some as prime at sick call and called lazy by my platoon sergeant.

After discharge new problems began happening with my now frequent headaches. Blured vision and auras but the worst was the nausea and the burning, throbbing in my head. Bright lights and loud noise brought them on at anytime anywhere. My family ,friend and doctors didn’t understand. Much later I was diagnosed with PTSD and migraines but even with medication bright lights like the sun and flood lights or indoor lights brighter than 60 watts give me problems.

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