And instead I spent the night lying in a dark room with random explosions going on somewhere in the vicinity of my right eye. Argh!
No, don't panic - it was "only" a migraine. And fortunately (?) I pretty much only get migraines as a result of hormonal stuff - and I remember having one exactly four weeks ago, so tonight's episode was almost certainly an indicator of where I am in my monthly cycle as opposed to anything more sinister. (And hey, if the choice is between migraine and suicidal depression, I'd probably pick the migraine).
You people who get migraines on a regular basis - HOW do you cope without ripping out parts of your anatomy?
Giving the laptop to Richard now so I don't try to look at the screen any more - 20 min was enough.