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Migraine with Aura

Alternate Names : Classical Migraine, Classic Migraine

Migraine with Aura | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?

A migraine with aura usually has the following characteristics:

  • may involve sensitivity to light, sound, and odors
  • often accompanied by nausea and vomiting
  • pain usually lasts anywhere from 4 to 72 hours
  • severity may range from mild to excruciating
  • typically involves throbbing or pulsating pain on one or both sides of the head
  • An aura begins 5 to 30 minutes before the headache pain and may involve:

  • a feeling of numbness or pins and needles in the face or head
  • changes in hearing and smell
  • changes in vision, such as tunnel vision or blind spots
  • difficulty finding the right word while speaking
  • visual symptoms, such as wavy or jagged lines, dots, or flashing lights

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    Migraine with Aura: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Michael Curiel, MD
    Reviewer: Melissa Sanders, PharmD
    Date Reviewed: 05/07/01

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