Migraine Aura in sleep

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jdiane
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   Posted 7/20/2004 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
For those of you have an aura before migraines, do you ever get them in your sleep.  About once a week for the last 8-9 months, I have been waking up to that migraine aura.  I use to only get migraines around my period, but not anymore.  I'm fortunate to have the aura 1st and can even just take 2 tylenol and go back to sleep and never get the headache.  But, if I sleep completely through the aura, I will have a migraine for days.  Does this happen to anyone else?




kristen s
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   Posted 7/20/2004 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I get the aura also sometimes before i get a headache.  I don't think I have ever woken up from it though.  You are lucky though, for some reason if i take any pills before the headache actually comes the pills have no effect.  I have to wait til I get the headache then I must take presription meds that are costly.  Over the counter pills don't seem to work. Do you use prescription meds when they last 2 and 3 days or just tylenol?  Maybe there is something better you can take. 

jdiane
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   Posted 7/21/2004 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, if I actually get the headache I take Fioricet. It works well for me. I've taken a lot of different meds for them the fioricet works best for now. Thanks for the reply! What do you take?


kristen s
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   Posted 7/21/2004 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I still take Imitex.  I tried switching to other pills, but they never seem to work.  How often to you see an aura?
How often do you get headaches?

jdiane
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   Posted 7/21/2004 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I wake up with the aura about one a week.  So, if I didn't wake up and take something I would have a migraine once a week, sometimes more.  i rarely get have a full blown migraine because of the aura.  I do however typically have several minor headaches a day.  I take a lot of other medications though, so the regular headaches could be due to that.



amandap
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   Posted 8/11/2004 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I read your post about sleep time auras. I get my worst attacks in the middle of the night...towards morning. I get them 2-3 times per week..I usually wake up from the intense pain and then take an imitrex and then go back to sleep. My question is...what actually is an aura? I get lots of symptoms and warnings, but I've never had someone describe an aura to me who actually gets them. Maybe I could start recognizing them and take my meds earlier.

thanks!
amanda

jdiane
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   Posted 8/12/2004 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
My eyes started feeling weird. Then I get small rainbow like flashes. Eyes closed or open, I still have the flashes. If I take something as soon as the flashes start, then I avoid the headache.


juned
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   Posted 9/12/2004 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I get migraine with aura etc. but twice this has happened... I have woke in the middle of the night and everything appears luminous green! Assuming it was the start of migraine I have taken some medication and gone back to sleep. Weird thing though seeing that colour. Has anyone else had that?

samlpn
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   Posted 10/23/2004 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I woke up on Sun hurting bad and began vomiting. went to er and they were rude and codensending not able to start an iv to give me the fluids i needed and sent me home . The pain never went away but did decrease. I had to go back on Tues and the same rude treatment with IM meds the pain decreased but never went away. I went again Fri. this time they gave me fluids, I still got my meds IM. this time they gave me a spinal tap to check the fluid for infection. Sometimes I think that the drs don't listen. I had flu about 2-3 weeks ago and I also have crohn's. Everyone around me acts like I am in pain just to mess up their lives. I want to give the pain to them and see how they handle it. Even now i am typing with my eyes closed to keep light level down. Ineed for some one to beleve that the pain I have is the most intence with movement light sound and even change in temp hurts. for some reason the pain begins to increase to the point I want to die.

MARIAE
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   Posted 12/6/2004 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
SORRY FOR MY IGNORANCE, BUT WHAT IS AURA?

Sadgirl2
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   Posted 12/6/2004 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually don't get an aura that I know of, but have been getting terrible migraines for years. I was a work one day a couple months ago and started seeing flashes of light out of my right eye - it got worse and worse until I couldn't see out of my right eye at all. It went away about 20 minutes later. Is that what usually happens? I haven't had that happen since, but still get migraines.... sad

mctoone
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   Posted 12/20/2004 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
An aura can happen before a migraine starts...some people get them some don't..I get the aura before the headache...first I loose my vision in one eye...just part of the vision goes...like a zigzag line that looks like I'm seeing underwater. then it can get worse so that I cannot see at all - just flashes..then when that goes, my hand goes numb, then the headache...always the same series of events...only once did my hand go numb first before the vision loss.   It is during the aura that I take Zomig  ( I used to take Imitrex but find Zomig is better on my stomach)..and a couple of Excedrin Migraine pills.

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   Posted 5/10/2012 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi There, i also get the Migraine with Aura, actually i am have one right now just slowly ending, i didn't get too bad of a headache this time though, i woke up to it this morning and it was just the Aura ( i get the zig zags and partial blindness and blur, i also sometimes get screwed up speech where i can't even get my words out properly, and i always get the numbness in my hands, face, mouth, tongue etc, the first time ever got one almost 10 years ago, i ran into the ER and freaked out, i thought i was going blind lol (not funny but ya know), one of the docs took me into a dark room and gave me i think it was imitrex ( i hardly use those meds, makes me feel like i'm gonna have a heart attack, i actually use tylenol or advil, i take like 3) but anyhow, the doctor took me in the dark room and gave me that stuff and then diagnosed me with Aura Migraine (couldn't believe i was one of the 15% that get them) ick anyhow, he told me he used to suffer from them too and almost lost his medical career over it, but he was lucky!!!
 
Anyways, i have had probably about12-15 Aura migraine attacks in the past 10 years and i am 31 now. Today it was mostly the Aura with a mild headache ( hopefully it won't come on stronger today, i have to go shopping with my youngest daughter) anyhow, i wish you all much success and we all are able to rid this, we shouldn't have to live with this!!
 
Hugs xo
Suzanne
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