I don't know why I get 'em, but I remember having headaches even as a child. As a younger adult I had migraines. I don't get those anymore, so that's good. But sometimes -- dang. My head freakin' hurts.
Today is one of those days. I skipped the Advil and went right to the prescription stuff, which has kicked in, but I can still feel the headache as if it's hiding behind a heavy curtain which will lift in a few hours, and I'll be back where I started from.
There are all kinds of pain to be in, and most of them are worse than this. Still, it wears me thin.
Metaphorically only, of course. There really is no up side.