Different kinds of auras

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   Posted 5/25/2007 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I read about the symptoms of auras on here but I was wondering if there are other types of auras.  Yesterday, from the time I woke up (which was very early for me and I did have just a slight headache), I was so exhausted feeling and lethargic.  I swear my legs felt like they weighed 300 pounds each.  Every time I walked up stairs, it was like I was climbing Mt. Everest.  As the day progressed, the exhaustion and letheragy persisted and my head got worse.  By last night, headache was severe.  I had absolutely no reason to be tired yesterday (hadn't worked the previous few nights, etc.).  I also heard on the weather last night that the barometric pressure was rising and that we had a huge high pressure system sitting over the state of Georgia.  Has anyone ever experienced an aura that was just in how you feel instead of the lights, etc.?  I just think that this feeling has happened on several occassions prior to full blown migraines but can't say for sure.  I will pay more attention now.
Thanks for any help.
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   Posted 5/26/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I suffer from silent migraines, tension migraines and Ocular migrarines. I get this exact same thing you described right after my visual auras and horrible migraine pain. I feel so much better that it nots just me that is experiencing this.

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   Posted 5/26/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Migraine aura can indeed come in more forms than the visual. Aura can be experienced as numbness or tingling, lethargy and/or dizziness, speech or cognitive impairment, etc. The aura is mostly characterized by the fact that you're experiencing symptoms leading up to the onset of a migraine.
see: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/migraine-with-aura/DS00908

Post Edited (korbnep) : 5/26/2007 10:37:30 AM (GMT-6)

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