i've had a series of 3-4 days of headaches for the past two weeks, with just about 24-36 hours of gap, and believe me, it's really making me feel like blowing off my head..
some years ago, a neurologist told me that my headaches might be caused by my eyes.
despite that my far-sighted problem is just 25 (right eye) and 50 (left eye), i was encouraged to use glasses --- which somehow helps. such as: when i have moderate headache attacks, i can still focus on reading when i wear my glasses; something which i can't do without my glasses.
anyways, i was googling about astigmatism when i came across one site that sell products on how to eliminate far/short-sighted problems and astigmatism, i found this free exercise to try.. so i thought, no harm in trying..
the headache immediately popped into my head!!!
Don't Try the Eye Exercise <-- click to try / have a look and i have an exam tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *more cries...* huhuu... oh, i also found a video on migraine --> watch video
anyways, i remember two things i used to ask people when i was a kid/teen:
1- "why sometimes i can see this flashing spots of lights flying around everywhere i look?"
2- "why, during the night, when we look at lamp posts or stars, we can see the rays of lights its emitting? u know, like instead of just one star which should appear round, we see it oblong and sparkling"
i remembered one answer for my first question by one of my teachers in school "that means you're going to get blinded soon". ah well, of course i didn't really freak out bcoz i didn't get blind even after experiencing the flashing lights for couple of years.
only last year i learnt that they are migraine auras. i get them for few minutes about 12-24 hours before the headache strikes me. but again, there's nothing i can do to prevent the headaches--- bcoz i don't take painkillers and certainly taking 5 tablets of Panadol ActiFast within four hours proved to nOt be helpful in any way.
the second question, my EIM lecturer said, is astigmatism. yes the star is twinkling on it's own, but i mean they're sparking like the fireworks we play during Hari Raya..
ah, i have Linear Algebra exam tomorrow. i haven't been focusing on my maths lately for some reasons... please pray for me!!