Posted 4/12/2011 8:09 PM (GMT -6)
I used to never have pain with my migraines - only the aura symptoms. However over the past almost 3 years pain has been present some of the time............sometimes at the same time as the aura symptoms or just pain. My aura symptoms include numbness, aphasia, lowered levels of consciousness, light sensitivity, confusion and sometimes I see flashes of light the size of rice. I think migraine symptoms can change over time...............unfortunately not a boring medical condition!
I also used to think that I caused my migraines by being on hyper-alert for my aura, or prodrome symptoms............took a lot of time to finally understand that I do not do this to myself. Now when the symptoms start my goal is to be proactive and find a dark, quiet spot to curl up which can help minimize my symptoms. Hope this helps? L