• ‘I tried to drill a hole in my head': how Lydia Ruffles recovered from unbearable migraines

    3 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    The symptoms were so debilitating that she had to stop working and barely left the house. Now, her diagnosis has helped her forge a new career as a novelist When Lydia Ruffles was 19, she suffered a migraine so bad that she remembers, amid the delirium brought on by the pain, trying to drill a hole in her head with a corkscrew. The next time it happened was 10 years later, triggered by a virus she contracted while travelling in South America. This time, it wasn't a one-off. Just before Ruffles came home, in summer 2010, she says she started to “feel weird. I put it down to living out of a...
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