I winced over in pain as my skull all but shattered.

My head felt as though it was going to crack, I placed my hands on my temples as if it would hold together my pounding skull, screwing my eyes closed as my vision blurred. I gasped for breath... my chest was constricting and panic was setting in.

I staggered to my bed and collapsed, my head still on fire and my breathing strained, pressure was building behind my eyes and the skin of my forehead tightening against my aching skull, I massaged my scalp to no avail; the pain just intensified.

This was no normal migraine.