Driven awake this morning by bad, slowly throbbing migraine-ish pain around 6am. I kept falling asleep in the lulls for a while but it eventually slowly climbed up to around 4-5 in level which is quite annoying for a migraine. In fact, from my limited experience with them it seems to be about as bad as they get, at least for me. Its hard to really compare them to clusters though because the pain is so different.
Although for me, a cluster attack has a much greater potential for severity of pain, I kinda hate the bad migraines as much due to their long lasting nature and ability to rob me of energy.
Its now 9am and its down to a 1 or so in level.
Annoying waves of pain now and then throughout the day.
At 7:45pm I got a cluster attack while exercising that got up to around a 3 and lasted for 2 hours.
The annoying waves of pain returned after that.