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How is it that I can see auras?

How is it that I can see auras?

Unclear question: Migraines and some epilepsies (seizures) commonly have visual auras since they affect the areas if the brain that process vision, but it's hard to tell what you mean by aura. Epilepsies that start in other areas of the brain would have auras related to the function of those areas instead. ...Read more

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Aura (Definition)

The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more


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Are flickering lights in vision an aura?

Are flickering lights in vision an aura?

Possible, but...: Possible if you suffer from migraines. Flashing or flickering in one eye can also signal pulling by the vitreous on the retina. Get it checked out! ...Read more

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I'm not sure if this requires immediate attention--aura?

I'm not sure if this requires immediate attention--aura?

A partial symptom: An aura may describe a warning that a seizure is imminent, or the beginning of a migraine attack. Since this is nonspecific from the description, it is best to seek medical advice and further investigation. ...Read more

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I have migraines with auras? What do I do?

Migraine with aura: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain, stomach nose bleeding and parasthesias are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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How can I stop migraines with aura taking place?

Migraines with aura: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can there be really such thing as a spiritual aura?

Possibly: Ions moving generate energy fields, human bodies included. Procedures like eeg's and ekg's can register those energy fields. "spiritual aura" is more subtle, and there is research attempting to document it. The work of elmer green phd is one place to review; ions is another. Green measured human biofield ("aura") in monks & healers. Beverly rubik phd's article: http://tinyurl.Com/lpj9tdc. ...Read more

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I experienced my first visual aura I think, should I wait things out?

See your PCP: The migraine aura is a neurosensory disturbance that includes a series of idiopathic, recurring neurologic symptoms that develop gradually over a 5-20 minute period and last less than an hour. See your PCP for migraine management. ...Read more

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I am epileptic, very well controlled, so why am i suddenly having repeat auras?

I am epileptic, very well controlled, so why am i suddenly having repeat auras?

Meds or menopause?: Repeat auras may be a sign that your epilepsy is not as well controlled as before. It's could be due to a change in medications, a change in levels of medications due to introduction of other meds or supplements, or due to progression of whatever underlying thing is causing the epilepsy. Also, seizure patterns can change before or during menopause. ...Read more