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What are migraine aura symptoms?

What are migraine aura symptoms?

Migraine w/ aura: are the same as migraine without aura but has the additions: visual, sensory, and motor phenomena vary in complexity. Sometimes, there may be an extended gap of several hours before the headache starts. In fact, not every aura is followed by a migraine attack. See an Orofacial Pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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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How should you stop migraine aura?

How should you stop migraine aura?

Avoid bright lights: You may try to avoid the bright light, however, you should see an ophthalmologist for a complete ocular history and examination. ...Read more

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What are migraine aura symptoms like?

See below: The mayo clinic has a good video on migraine auras: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/migraine-with-aura/multimedia/migraine-aura/vid-20084707. If you are having migraines, it is recommended you seek evaluation and treatment from a neurologist. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a visual migraine aura?

The migraine aura: The visual, sensory, and motor phenomena vary in complexity. Common symptoms include visual disturbances during which the patient may describe homonymous visual changes. These changes may include geometric patterns obscuring the visual field, bright spots or flashing lights floating in the visual field. Rec.: orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are migraine aura symptoms like?

Many: Bright or dark.Spots in front of eyes, numbness of one side of face or body even temporary paralysis and speech difficulty before or during headache are called aura of migraine. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can stop yourself from getting a migraine aura?

You can't: The migraine aura is a neurosensory disturbance that includes a series of idiopathic, neurologic symptoms that develop gradually over a 5-20 minute period and last less than an hour. An aura that lasts more than 60 minutes may be indicative of serious pathology. The onset of the actual migraine headache usually occurs within 60 minutes after the aura abates. Idiopathic = we don't know why or how. ...Read more

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Migraine Aura, i notice temporary problem texting garbled when i look again after Migraine looks like nonsense but i think its ok at the time.Is there a name for this type of Migraine ? I've had this for 17yrs and get Migraine aura too without this .

Migraine Aura, i notice temporary problem texting garbled when i look again after Migraine looks like nonsense but i think its ok at the time.Is there a name for this type of Migraine ? I've had this for 17yrs and get Migraine aura too without this .

Complex migraine: Also known as complicated migraine, there are associated neurologic symptoms with the headache as aura or during the actual painful episode. You should make this known to your treating caregiver since it should be followed and assessed periodically. ...Read more

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Have had migraine aura for 48 hours, without it going away. It usually lasts 20 mins. Pain/nausea comes and goes, any suggestions?

recommend consult: With neurologist for further workup and tailored treatment plan. Consider neuroimaging if not already done. ...Read more

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Have had persistent migraine aura for 2 years, always see "tv static" or "visual snow," no docs know what to do. Any thoughts on things to ask about?

Have had persistent migraine aura for 2 years, always see "tv static" or "visual snow," no docs know what to do. Any thoughts on things to ask about?

It's time to find: headache specialist. If you and your doctor aren’t making progress reducing the frequency and severity of your migraines and quality of life, it’s time to visit Orofacial Pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

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Are you for or Against using Propranolol long term for Migraine Aura without headache? Is there evidence of long term negative affects of Propranolol?

For: It's prescribed all the time for this purpose, level A evidence. But might not be my first choice for someone with asthma. I'm available for virtual consults if you'd like to discuss more. ...Read more

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Does Topamax (topiramate) need to be taking for say 6 months for persistent migraine aura and migraines, or can it be taken only until the aura and migraine stops?

Does Topamax (topiramate) need to be taking for say 6 months for persistent migraine aura and migraines, or can it be taken only until the aura and migraine stops?

Typically long term: I tend to keep my headache patients on prophylactic medications stable for 2-3 yrs (especially if they're high risk for headaches, or there are genetic predispositions) before weaning down on anything. I also slowly wean down over a period of several months as we are coming off as opposed to cold turkey. Write to me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi if you'd like more information. ...Read more

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Would carvedilol be a good choice of the newer betablockers for migraine aura and is there any convincing evidence ? Thanks jay.

NO: You want a betablocker that readily crosses the blood brain barrier. The best one is propranolol. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1402194/ oxprenolol is not available in the usa - if you can get it in the uk, it would be even better. ...Read more

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What are treatments for migraine aura or scintillating scotoma?

What are treatments for migraine aura or scintillating scotoma?

Start med early: Most likely this is a migraine with aura; because there is an aura, recommendation would be to take a tryptan as soon as you think it might be coming on. ...Read more

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Does a migraine aura ever produce white blindness?

Does a migraine aura ever produce white blindness?

Yes.: Migraine auras can be vary form patinet to patient : blind spots (scotomas) which are sometimes outlined by simple geometric designs, zigzag lines that gradually float across your field of vision, shimmering spots or stars, changes in vision, flashes of light. ...Read more

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Migraine aura with no headache following coiling unruptured aneurysm 20 months ago. The Zig zags/spring shapes last 30-40 mins. What causes this ?

Aura: The visual, sensory, and motor phenomena vary in complexity. Common symptoms include visual disturbances during which the patient may describe homonymous visual changes (Zig zags/spring shapes) and last less than an hour. In fact, not every aura is followed by a migraine attack. ...Read more

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Migraine Aura checked BP165/81 (112 bpm)checked again 15ms167/80 went to hospital 155/80 10mins later 140/78 Dr suggested Anxiety over High reading?

 Migraine Aura checked BP165/81 (112 bpm)checked again 15ms167/80 went to hospital 155/80 10mins later
140/78 Dr suggested Anxiety over High reading?

You agree: Hope you know this: It's often not either/or but rather both - and more! Even your low BP is a tad high - worthy of attention - not necessarily Rx. Ccoming down quickly is good, but don't be complaisant. Your other cardiac issues say live a 5-star healthy style! Get a good diet/exercise plan - avoid salt, soda,smoking and excess stress - moderate alcohol. CBT therapy/Meditation/Yoga can all help ...Read more

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Took BP after Migraine Aura(with no headache)after lunch165/81.Can migraine with an Aura only cause spike in BP?Have normal BP even with Migraine Aura

Took BP after Migraine Aura(with no headache)after lunch165/81.Can migraine with an Aura only cause spike in BP?Have normal BP even with Migraine Aura

It could: ...just the anxiety about possibly getting a migraine if you have bad ones. However, you have a rather complicated history and are on some things which should help control your blood pressure. Keep checking it, and if it is staying up (or going up) probably should be seen given your history. By the way, you can always take more Magnesium, bisglycinate better than citrate. Helps both concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more