I too suffer from these migraines. It began when i was in 5th grade, and continue as I am now 43 years old. At first they thought i had vision problems, then the doctors thought i had low blood sugar. Then years later i was diagnosed with hemopolegic migraines. And they do run in my family. My dad got them, and also i have passed them onto my 18 year old son. I get the aura first, which lasts about 20 mins. After that goes away, I will get about 20 minutes worth of numbness. Usually on one side, hand, arms, tongue. Also confusion, can't understand what people are saying, can't read, my hearing is sensitive and unusual. Then the headache follows, which isn't usually too bad. Then after that, I don't feel like myself for about a day afterwards. I don't get the headaches as often as I had years before because i think prevention is the key. You have to find out what is triggering your headaches, then you can control them. I am on a beta blocker, very low dose. I believe this helps with any headache prevention. If you are in sports, and get these types of headaches, i believe dehydration brings on the headaches. You have to stay very hydrated, and you cannot let yourself get hungry. If i get a aura headache, i can usually think back to the day or days before and realize something that i did that would help to trigger it. If i eat too much cream cheese, too much chocolate, too much caffeine, not enough sleep, too much sleep. MSG is a total no-no for me. Read what you are eating. No artificial sweeteners !! If i pick up a diet anything, you can bet i am going to get an aura headache. Hormones also affect me. I never needed a pregnancy test to tell me i was pregnant. I would get like 2 aura headaches one after the other...in the same day. That was debilitating! Fresh baked goods sometimes bring them on also. I still get scared when i get them. I wonder if someday a stroke will follow. I don't think there is any doctor that knows for sure. I just feel as though these headaches are caused by some type of blood flow restriction, and that is why we get the stroke feeling.