Strong smells, especially perfumes or cleaning fluids
Crying, especially if I am also overtired
Reading at the computer for too long with the contrast or brightness set too high
Aspirin doesn't even touch a regular headache for me, let alone a migraine. If I catch it early enough in the prodrome, 800 mg of ibuprofen sometimes takes the edge off a bit. Midrin helps more, but it also puts me to sleep, so I can't take it until I'm at home.
This is a bit weird, but I wonder if anyone else has ever had it happen to them. The one and only time I tried Excedrin Migraine, it helped with the pain, but left the aura. Then I noticed that things that I knew must be moving smoothly (like cars and clouds) appeared to be moving in tiny jerks. It scared me so much that I never took it again, even though it did help with the pain. Does anyone know what that might have been? Is it a normal part of the migraine aura that I hadn't noticed because I was hurting too much, or is it a bizarre side effect of the drug?