Head Agony

Head Agony

Jumpy cells may underlie migraine’s sensory storm

By Laura Beil, 12:21 PM January 12, 2012

When Lewis Carroll sent Alice down the rabbit hole, she encountered a strange and twisted land with distortions of size and time. Some headache experts see something else — the possible ghosts of the author’s migraines, which can leave victims temporarily blinded, nauseated, hallucinatory, numb, unable to concentrate or seeking shelter from painful stings of light and sound.

People with migraines travel between two worlds: one in which they are having a migraine and one in which they are no...

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