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The linoleum on the bathroom floor felt cool as I lay down. The sound of the tap, running water in to the bath above me sounded distant as the exhaustion took over.

I had to lay down before I fell down.

Gathering the towel, I propped my head up. Curled up, foetus-like, I tried to stay alert. Awake. Didn't want the bath to overflow even though I lay here, drained of all my energy. Nothing more than a mind, trying to ignore a world filled with floating after-images. Swirling and dancing through my vision. Not even drug induced.

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    Neville Hunt over 4 years ago

    Fascinated that this is a true story, Jeff. Hope it's resolved now.

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    Christopher over 4 years ago

    Not sure what prompted your experience, but it was very well written. I experienced a similar event when I got food poisoning from eating at Taco Bell. I had to clutch the carpet and crawl down the hall to the bathroom.

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    I get a LOT of migraines. Many are silent, but as it's a neurological condition, it has many other effects. This was one today.

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    Christopher over 4 years ago

    Oh man, sorry to hear that. My sister suffers from those as well.

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    Neville Hunt over 4 years ago

    I too am very sorry you suffer in this way, Jeff. I know it can be excruciating, but so far I have only experienced two such episodes.

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    Thanks for the feels guys. Much appreciated. :)

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    Drew Martyn over 4 years ago

    Ow, migraines are horrible, Sorry to hear you're a sufferer too, mate. I've had to put up with the little bastards since I was a kid. Touch wood, don't get them so often now, these days they are mainly ocular migraines, lots of flashing lights but no pain (hurrah!). The drabble should really be entitled "How To Encapsulate A Migraine In A Hundred Words" because it's so well portrayed.

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    Thanks Drew. My trigger is a fall in air pressure, so I'm very connected to the weather. It sucks. Balls. They're bad enough, and random enough, that I can't work. Fortunately I am on my company's health scheme, so I'm covered thank goodness. Miss work though.

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