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The joy of Chronic Migraine….. SP

A little about this image for those who might be curious : When I’m in the middle of a migraine crisis my head gets all full of mess. Pain, confusion, disorientation, stuttering, mispelling, slurring, nausea….the list is endless. That’s what all that text in the background is.
That shadowy skull in the background is my skull…. my CT scan actually.

  1. Featured – Images & Ideas – May 2009
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[Original image May 2009, Reworked April 2010.
Thanks to watersoluble for the Mandelbrot brushes]


agony, chronic, distress, headache, hurt, migraine, pain, portrait

Painter, Illustrator, sometime Designer, maniacal Doodler, Photographic Artist.

Funnily enough I don’t consider myself to be a photographer – that’s for the talented folks who actually know what their camera’s do.

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  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 5 years ago

    arggg been there done that everyday for 15 years …… found out all citric acid all preservatives natural or artificial was the cause …. I gave up anything with citrus acid ! instant realief f ….sympathies

  • 15 years…. Oh God!! I’m at 18 months & wondering if I can endure any more…..
    I have no clue as to cause. I’m so pleased you found relief after so long… must have been like finding new life!

    – scottimages

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    Sorry you endure such pain, I have had them, but not on a constant have captures this so well.

  • Hi Kim, don’t know why I felt the need to share this particular aspect of my life….. getting pretty sick of it I guess…. I’m glad you think the image works, Thanks for that :))

    – scottimages

  • kazcook1972
    kazcook1972about 5 years ago

    I can sympathise with you completely Rosemary – have been a chronic migraine sufferer since my early teens and it’s been quite debilitating and depressing at times. I’m a firm believer that one of the causes of migraine in women is definitely hormonal, but there are definitely other causes too (e.g. certain types of foods, environments, stress, anxiety). Wonderful shot, although it instantly made me “feel” the pain!!

  • I’m not sure what triggers it with me Karen, but I’m certainly sick of it! Sorry you feel it too.

    – scottimages

  • rosedew
    rosedewabout 5 years ago

    I can feel the pain! Great image and sympathies – my daughter too is a sufferer.

  • With an image like this there’s always that thought “will people feel the way I want them to?”… I’m pleased the message got through, so sorry ’bout your daughter though….

    – scottimages

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature Rosemary!!

  • Ooh really? Haven’t heard yet…. Thanks for the congrats Kim :))

    – scottimages

  • DinahRose
    DinahRoseabout 5 years ago

    Very cool work

  • Glad you think so DinahRose, Thanks very much :))

    – scottimages

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiabout 5 years ago

    I feel your pain. Great work

  • I’m glad you do…. I mean that in the nicest of ways of course! Thanks Andy :))

    – scottimages

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 5 years ago

    Oh my….I hope you can find some relief, Rosemary!!! Good luck!

  • :)) Thanks Mel:))

    – scottimages

  • Caroline Fournier
    Caroline Fournierabout 5 years ago

    Great shot Rosemary … definitely speaks volume. Congratulations on the feature as well.

  • Thanks very much Caroline…. I was going for volume :))

    – scottimages

  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosabout 5 years ago

    I hope you are okay, Migraines are not not fun at all! This self portrait is bold and amazing!

  • Yes, I’m OK…. I just thought I’d make a portrait of how I feel on the inside a large percent of the time…. you’ve all seen what I look like on the outside….
    Making a SP like this is like therapy…. “catharthis” so to speak :))

    – scottimages

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