You're welcome, Tami. I've been suffering with them for over 20 years myself -- and they've changed over time... and no two are exactly alike either! There's always a new twist!!
I hope that you've been evaluated by a neurologist. Folks who suffer from migraines with aura are more prone to stroke and TIAs!
Bold mine. Lauren, had no idea about that. I have been getting Aura migraines for almost 10 years now. I get the wavy, shiny half circle image, I lose my vision in whichever eye I am having the aura and sometimes I'll get nauseous. When I started getting them more frequently, I did go to my doc. He never had me see a nueurologist, but did have me do an MRI and see an opthomologist.
BTW, what is a TIA? I never heard of that. I am not on anything for the migraines. My doc did prescribe something, but with all the meds I take for UC, I hate having to take more. My aura's usually last 20 minutes if that and I'm back to normal for the most part if I take tylenol extra strength. I will have to look into the stroke thing and whatever TIA is.
symptoms began July 2000, dx Feb 2001 with UC
12 Asacol a day
1 Rowasa at night during flare up
1 Rowasa a week during remission
4 six week rounds of Prednisone since dx
Next flare up, doc says must go on 6MP
UC is manifesting to other organs - joints, eyes (Iritis) and skin (Eurythema Nodusom)