early heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, breast cancer, Crohn's disease, and melanomas, I have been in perfect health until the age of 41, when
I began having migraine headaches, having never had them before in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>
. (two of my
brothers have them, and now my
15 year old son has
The first time I had a migraine episode, I didn't have a headache, but a very strange 'aura,' a feeling of doom, followed by my
oclonic jerking and what I now know is called ataxic gait.