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Posted By : damianxp - 4/25/2014 3:42 PM
Hi!! I have had migraines for about 3 years, but went 1 year and 6 months free of migraines because I stopped going to the gym (my MAIN trigger)
now they came back, I have had 3 this year with 2 weeks apart, but this time they are different, they come in a row back to back

first i get the blind spot in the middle, then it moves like a zig zag to one side until it disappears in 30 min or so, THEN after a few min it starts again in the middle, and now it moves to the OTHER side until it disappears again, I'm very worried and went to ER and then to the neurologist and he thinks it is just migraine, gave me sibelium.

is it somehow "normal" to get two auras in a row????

Posted By : mares216 - 7/6/2014 10:13 AM
Hi...I my self have experienced the same thing went to the er and there telling me its just a migraine. ..I have been suffering from migraines for almost 9yrs...but the one I got yesterday scared the crap out of me pretty much the same thing you explained the auras one right after another for about an hr then the horrible headache hit...I'm so glad I found this website knowing I'm no alone.. know one will ever understand how we suffer when an attack starts unless u suffer as well

Posted By : JungRulz - 7/6/2014 3:24 PM
I had ocular (visual) migraines a few times a week for a few years. I got the classic scintillating scotoma, sounds like what you described, and they'd last 45 minutes. On more than a few occasions, I had them double, it would start again just as one finished.

I never had the painful headaches, just the visual stuff. These migraines are caused by vascular constriction (usually) in the brain, apparently every once in a while, it spasms again.

/en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scintillating_scotoma

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-with-aura/multimedia/migraine-aura/vid-20084707

Posted By : damianxp - 7/6/2014 9:33 PM
hi! thanks for your replies they made me feel better. I have been taking Flunarizine (sibelium) 5 mg at night for almost 3 months now, it has helped a lot, looking in the internet I found posts of people who took sibelium for a few months and it stopped their migraine aura for a decade, you cannot take it for more than 3 months but it has lasting effects on the visual aura for months or years, talk to your dr if you are having a hard time with the aura, this med might help.

Posted By : Rhibee196 - 7/28/2014 4:26 AM
Hi

Just thought I would respond to this as I've had a similar problem recently. I've been suffering migraine for 6 years now. I used to get one aura phase, my face would go numb, left arm numb and I'd have to just 'ride it out'. Now after the initial aura I can guarantee that within the next 30 minutes my leg will become numb and my left arm again- I have to go through both before the 'headache' phase begins.
My auras are becoming terrifying, the one I had recently caused me to throw up and have to sit with my head between my knees as I felt so light headed. I fear the aura more than the headache after it.

Hope you manage to get some comfort.

Posted By : ksin - 11/11/2016 11:12 AM
HEMIPLEGIC MIGRAINE is what these migraines are called!!! be sure to do your research and let the doctors know what you find out. I am no specialist but my GF has the same issues and she is going through it now.

https://www.migrainetrust.org/about-migraine/types-of-migraine/hemiplegic-migraine/

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