1st Aura today

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swordsman
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   Posted 1/8/2011 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   

I don't usually suffer a lot from headaches. But today for the first time in my life I experienced an "aura", followed by a moderate headache about 15 minutes later. It was quite a scary experience....large blind spots in front of me (like you get after staring at a very bright light) followed by a phychodelic arc of zig-zagging prisms. Scared the life out of me I thought I was having a stroke or maybe experiencing a detached retina or something. I felt pretty nausious as well and had to lay down in a darkened room. After it passed I quickly googled and found out that it must have been a "classic migraine" (with aura). I feel somewhat releived now it was not something serious. I wonder if I will experience it again or it was just a one-off. If it happened while driving it would have been very dangerous. I am a 47 year old male btw. Is it unusual for classic migraines to suddenly appear at such an age in such a dramatic fashion? My head is still throbbing and it hurts more when I cough.


EvilFluorescents
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   Posted 1/8/2011 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Swordsman,

Yes, the first time you experience a classical migraine it can be quite frightening.

In response to your questions:

1) It may or may not happen again, only time will tell.

2) It is a little strange that you are experiencing it for the 1st time at your age, but it is certainly not unheard of (so no need to be too concerned). Migraines usually first present in peoples teens and early twenties. I would strongly recommend that you go see a neurologist or your PCP and have them check you out/clear you. Whenever a migraine presents itself for the first time (or the headache pattern changes) it needs to be investigated further. The probability of it being something more serious is very small, but you still need to be checked out to be on the safe side.

Best of luck!

marshaann1077
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   Posted 1/25/2011 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I also recently had my first aura migraine but I did get numbness in my hands and face and was a little confused. I've had 5 since jan 3. I went to the dr andhe said it was because of my pregnancy. They are so scary and my anxiety is already bad and now I wait everyday to have one. Good luck with them but I would talk to your general doctor if you have more. Mine prescribed me nifedipine. My headaches aren't bad afterwards but he did give me butal. Best of luck

marshaann1077
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   Posted 1/25/2011 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I also recently had my first aura migraine but I did get numbness in my hands and face and was a little confused. I've had 5 since jan 3. I went to the dr andhe said it was because of my pregnancy. They are so scary and my anxiety is already bad and now I wait everyday to have one. Good luck with them but I would talk to your general doctor if you have more. Mine prescribed me nifedipine. My headaches aren't bad afterwards but he did give me butal. Best of luck
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