And boy, someone sure added to the Cognitive Dysfunction section:
Many patients experience cognitive dysfunction (known as "fibrofog"), which may be characterized by impaired concentration, problems with short and long-term memory, short-term memory consolidation, impaired speed of performance, inability to multi-task, cognitive overload, and diminished attention span. Fibromyalgia is often associated with anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Not even sure what all of those mean, and they don't mention aphasia, which I know fibro people get but boy do I get the ones I know and the ones I don't are evocative. Add all that to what happens with migraines!
This is a really good description of the phases of a migarine, and it puts in a lot of things that we knew about but didn't think doctors had noticed yet. The postdrome I liked especially, I'd been telling people about a migraine hangover for years. (Alcohol hangovers are basically migraines according to my neurologist):
Many people mention feeling “hung-over” after a Migraine. This is often actually part of the Migraine, the postdrome. Most Migraineurs have some symptoms after the headache phase, symptoms that may last hours or even a couple of days.
Postdrome symptoms may include:
lowered intellect levels
lowered mood levels, especially depression, or feelings of well-being and euphoria
poor concentration and comprehension
Ok, so I've had a headache for 20 years or so, it gets pretty bad maybe once a month and that's when I really notice the phases. The question is, how do I function at all?