4 WAYS MIGRAINES DUMB YOU DOWN AND SCRAMBLE YOUR THOUGHTS
Headache pain, like all pain, inhibits work. But pain like this, felt at the core of one’s being, in the brain, carries an added challenge in interfering with how you think,” author and headache warrior Paula Kamen writes in her hilarious memoir, All in My Head. From brain fog to memory loss, migraines can have a huge impact on the speed and grace of your thoughts. As if the pounding temples, nauseous stomach, and overly sensitive sight were bad enough, research suggests that migraines change your cognitive functioning. Even worse, some of the brain changes persist between migraine attacks (1)!
Before you throw in the towel on your Magnus Opus or give up on your brain entirely, though, rest assured that people with migraines are capable of amazing intellectual feats. Richard Wagner, Julius Caesar, Thomas Jefferson, Sigmund Freud, Lewis Carrol, and Vincent Van Gogh all suffered from migraine attacks.From the beginning stages to the dreaded migraine hangover, migraines garble thoughts in frustrating – and sometimes entertaining- ways.