In the last ten to thirteen years I have experienced increasing occurrence of migraines.
One of the first ones I remember quite well as it hit me while I was working a gas station / cafeteria and was alone behind the counter. I could not see the buttons of the register and was just pressing them based on my blind memory. Not sure how many of the customers got a sudden discount or better yet a sudden increase in the price.
Some of the most common features of my migraine are the following, but not limited to, and somewhat in the given order:
- Cannot see clearly nor focus on a spot
- Loose feeling from the lower part of the arm
- Start to see aura, usually in the right side, as if under water
- Cannot speak clearly, specially any foreign language
Lately I have been lucky, since while staying in Japan from November 2012 to the end of January 2013, I had zero occurrence of migraine. Considering that two years earlier I had it three or four time, I was very lucky this time.