Phleba: I believe that I experience auras a day or two before my actual pain. I have asked to see if anyone else has auras like mine but haven't heard from anyone yet that does. Usually, the day before the actual head pain, I feel absolutely exhausted - to the point that I feel like each of my legs weighs about
500 pounds and it is hard to even walk around. I try to take my abortive meds as soon as I start feeling this way (I actually only decided to treat this exhaustion as an aura a couple of weeks ago) so not sure if it will work. I'll keep you posted. Talk to your neurologist and see what he thinks about
taking abortive meds when you start having "your symptoms". Hope this helps.
DX: Migraines since June, 2006, kidney stones
RX: Daily - Verapamil, Trileptal
PRN: Relpax, Prednisone, Dilaudid, Lortab, Lidocaine Nasal Spray