How can I treat migraine with aura or just aura without migraine?

Migraine treatment. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management.
Same as migraine. If frequent then see a neurologist. Same medications for migraines will work for aura.

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What exactly is a migraine with aura? I believe I may have had them.

Have a look at this. http://www.americanheadachesociety.org. Read more...
Migraine with aura. The diagnostic criteria for migraine with aura are the same as those used for migraine without aura but has the following additions: one or more fully reversible aura symptoms and headache follows within 60 minutes of the termination of the aura. See a specialist for management. Read more...

Should I be overly concerned about daily occurrence of migraine with aura for the last month?

Need to see doctor. A migraine headache that lasts for more than 3 days is called a status migrainosus. This often requires certain treatment regimens to help break the cycle of headache. If the headaches are new, or if they have changed in frequency or severity or if the nature of the pain is different from your "usual" migraines, you need to be seen by a neurologist. Imaging may be needed to rule out other causes. Read more...
You should. see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Read more...

Does having migraine with aura put me at higher risk for stroke? I am 39.

Unfortunately yes. The risk of ischemic stroke in migraine with aura (ma) is 2x that of migraine alone. The risk of ma +tobacco+bcp is 10x that of a smoker + bcp. Recent population studies suggest that ma also increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Not all strokes that occur in patients with ma are related to the headache, other etiologies may exist, such as patent foramen ovale and arterial dissection. Read more...
Yes. You should definitely be on Aspirin or other antiplatelet drug continuously. You should never smoke or take estrogens. Smoking plus Estrogens magnifies stroke risk 35 times above the rate otherwise expected. Read more...
Sadly, yes. As well explained by my colleague. However, certainly not all of us migraineurs will have strokes. And unless you have one of the conditions mentioned, there's not much you can do. Here's a happy thought. Cocoa flavonoids can help to prevent stroke, so I eat a couple of squares of high quality dark chocolate every day. My mother (migraineur)'s stroke is my excuse, and it's a very good one! Read more...

Treatment for migraine with aura?

Migraine w/ aura. Migraine w/ aura. Treatment depends on frequency. Will need acute treatment. If 2 or more per month, preventative medicine or measures recommended. this is idea consult case for health tap -happy to help you w/15 minute consult. Read more...

Any reports of migraine with aura affecting a fetus' development?

Non-significant. The outcome in migraineurs when compared to controls is non-significant in cases of miscarriage, congenital anomalies, toxemia and stillbirth. Aprox. 60-70 of migraineurs will improve during pregnancy. Medication effects on the growing fetus is still not clear. Therefore, non-pharmacological treatment would be the "ideal" approach. Read more...

Migraine with aura. Take imitrex. Used to take midrin. It worked better. Is it no longer available? Any substitute?

Not available. Regretfully, patients have noted that Midrin is no longer available. The alternatives include trying to get a compounding pharmacy to create it, other drugs like the Imitrex you are taking, as well as other medications used for migraineurs. Try asking your doctor to see if there is a compounding pharmacy in the area that can help formulate this medication. Let us know if you are successful. Read more...

I had migraine with aura the other day and up to now, theres pain when I roll my eyes updown or sideways. Is this normal?

Yes. Yes that can be normal, people with migraines normally will get the same symptoms with each attack. If you are experiencing different symptoms and they are not controlled by medicine you should see either a neurologist or the pcp that is treating you for this. Read more...
Probably. Migraine often involves the eyes, but you should be seen to make sure that it is not some other problem. Read more...
No. Pain with eye movements is not usually characteristic of migraine headaches. This could be a sign of something serious (such as optic neuritis) so see an eye doctor asap. Read more...

I've had a migraine with aura a week ago. But I am still pretty sure that I am seeing wierd blind spots or dots. R they connected? What should I do?

Eye exam recommended. Once a migraine episode is over, there should be no lasting eye problems. You may have benign floaters but an eye examination is recommended. Read more...
See a headache. specialist for diagnosis, imaging and management. An aura that lasts more than 60 minutes may be indicative of more serious pathology. The onset of the actual migraine headache usually occurs within 60 minutes after the aura abates. Read more...

How do I get rid of a migraine with aura? I've had a headache for the past 3 days and im pretty sure that's the medical term. I've tried multiple meds.

Get see by physician. If you are not allergic to a component and can try otc excedrin that should help initially. If you've tried this and others you need to be seen as there are multiple options and possible other types of headaches. Read more...
Suggestions. 1. Avoid pain meds, especially opioids, even tylenol, (acetaminophen) as these do exacerbate migraines. Cambia powder can help at any point in a migraine. 2. If pattern becomes consistent, will need preventative approach to stop chronicity, and many prescription and OTC items can be tried. 3. Would a Concierge virtual consult be useful? Read more...