Nodeshell rescued: Many migraine-sufferers experience the migraine state well after the actual pain is gone. For me it's marked by a certain lack of clear thinking, lots of weird typoes and misspellings, losing words, and so on. This isn't that surprising, considering that recent research indicates that migraines really are a brain disorder rather than a vascular disorder. But it's pretty hard for people who have normal headaches to grasp, because once their pain is gone they're back to normal, and the migraineur appears to be malingering.