Doctor insights on:
What Does A Migraine Visual Aura Look Like
Varies: Typically affects vision out of both eyes. Descriptions range from jig-jaggy lines or squiggly lines, to gray holes in vision, to distorted vision. Sometimes sparking lights are noticed. Sometimes the aura spreads outward over several minutes, followed by the development of headache. Some people only experience the visual aura without headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Aura Varies: Aura are commonly visual but can involve other senses. Aura typically last 10-30 minutes and some patients never experience this stage of migraine. Migraines progress through four stages - prodrome, aura, attack & postdrome. Aura aren't the same for everyone and vary from bright flashing lights to partial vision loss. Aura typically occur before migraine but can occur concurrently with the pain. ...Read more
I have non stop visual aura w/out migraine for 1 year. MRI showed I'm having lots of migraines. Not always a headache. How do I stop aura?
Migraine prevention: Your MRI showed that you are having migraines? I think in this case it is not certain you have a migraine, but let's say for the moment you do. Perhaps some prevention of vascular migraine phenomena may help you. This could be a blood pressure medicine like propranolol. It has been used to prevent migraines. ...Read more
Are there any at home treatments for the visual aura preceding a migraine? any way to get vision back before the headache, or do i just wait it out?
Migraine: Migraine meds work very well, but oral meds take about 15 minutes to kick in. Most auras are too short to be treated this way. Sumatriptan injectable and the orally disintegrating Maxalt (rizatriptan) have a chance at turning things around more quickly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: What you described is called an aura and is associated with migraines. There are medications both to decrease the frequency of migraines and to take right when the migraine starts to make it go away. There may also be certain foods and beverages that can trigger migraines. Rather than try to get into that here, my best advise us to see a specialist who treats 'tons' of 'em. Good luck. ...Read more
Cerebral suppression: Latest theory is a posterior to anterior spreading depression of nerve activity affecting the occipital cortex of brain with resultant scintillating and fortification scotomata, and loss of visual fields transiently until the activity subsides. This seems mediated by sensitivity of brain glutamate to either external or internal stimuli. ...Read more
I had two visual auras without migraine four days apart from each other. Both were in the morning a few minutes upon waking up. Should I be worried?
Try the following: Prevention seems most successful in addressing migraines, and approved drugs include topirimate, depakote, timolol, and propanalol; but otc items may work just as well, such as riboflavin, coq-10, butterbur, feverfew. However, if aura does occur, triptans really do not delete, but hyperventilation into paper or plastic bag for 3-5 min will eliminate the aura, but likely will then get bad headache. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What does a visual aura look like?
- How long does visual aura associated with migraine headaches last?
- Is visual aura a symptom of migraine headaches?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What is the best treatment for visual aura?
- Visual aura
- What does migraine feel like?
- What does ibs look like?
- Talk to a urgent care specialist online for free