One of the "hung states" I get in migraines is where uneven patterns start to sound/feel like flaming knives going through my brain. You know that point where you're playing a sound way too loud on a set of cheap speakers? That ripping/muddy sound? Yeah, uneven sounds like people's voices do that when I get into this state, and I know it's not my ears, but how my brain is processing them. In fact, typing this very entry is kind of painful unless I type in a regular pattern. And the pain isn't so bad as the strange feeling of vulnerability that comes with it; I just want to scream and shout and run away. I can't even listen to the TV, and right now I have my headphones on, listening to nothing so that sounds are muted. Light is also painful, and often these are accompanied with bad copper-like tastes in my mouth (like sucking on a salty penny). I take medicine for this, but I was out for a while until a few days ago, it's taking a while to re-build the immunity. Even as I type this, I can feel the "prickles" (that start the chain reactions of pain) have lessened.
I'd drink coffee or something to reduce the pain, but the pain already knocked me out earlier today, and I slept through that big attack. Which means I could be up until 3am tomorrow as it is, and I can't have coffee having a party in my belly on top of that.
Coffee does have a party in my system. Hats and everything. It's the best mood-altering drug I can take, but I can't drink more than 2 cups in a day before my ulcer starts calling the cops, complaining about the noise.