Another way to think about migraines

 

State of Stillness Restricted Path by Nirmala Nataraj, 2013 Pastel on Fabriano Paper 36" x 24"

State of Stillness, Restricted Path by Nirmala Nataraj, 2013 Pastel on Fabriano Paper 36″ x 24″

“I don’t want to draw migraines. Today, I want to work on the fatigue. Someone told me tiredness is held in the spleen. Let’s start with the words fatigue, depletion, and spleen.” 

fa-tigue \fe-‘teg\ n 1. weariness from labor or exertion 2. labor

spleen \’splen\ n 1. highly vascular ductless organ near the stomach 2 obs : the seat of emotions or passions 3 archaic : melancholy  4 : mingled ill will  5 obs : a sudden impulse of whim

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What’s weighing on me in the back of my mind-Migraine

 

 Pressure by Andrea Anjomshoaa, 2013 Pastel on Fabriano Paper, 36 x 24"


Pressure by Andrea Anjomshoaa, 2013 Pastel on Fabriano Paper, 36 x 24″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bright, articulate, well-educated, mid-twenty- year-old young woman suffers migraines. Aware of the anxiety and stress from recurrent severe headaches, she is overwhelmed with pain. The intensity, happening time after time, inflicts distress. Words from the entries in the dictionary we looked up mounted: mental tension, throbbing, acute emotional distress, pulsate, rhythmic, saturation, strenuous, upset, submerge. Some words and phrases became capitalized: FULL OF DISORDER, BEING WITHOUT FOUNDATION, STRONGLY CRITICAL, ANXIETY, CONTROL, PRESSURE, HELPLESSNESS, STRESS

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