Migraine Review Friday - Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • Do you have Migraine with aura? There are many variations of Migraine aura. A few of the more typical aura symptoms are:

    • Visual symptoms:
      • Scotoma -areas of decreased or lost vision.
      • Phosphenes - brief flashes of light that streak across the visual field.
      • Blurry vision.
    • Other symptoms:
      • Aphasia - loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend language.
      • Paresthesia - described as numbness or as a prickly, stinging or burning feeling, usually in the hands or face.

    Today, we're reviewing Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS). . .


    Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is a rare form of Migraine aura. The most distinctive symptom of "Alice in Wonderland" syndrome is this type of metamorphosia, a distortion of body image and perspective, which Migraineurs know is not real.

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    There's more information on Alice in Wonderland Syndrome in Alice In Wonderland Syndrome - The Basics. Below is a good video that has additional information:



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    © Teri Robert, 2014
    Last updated March 14, 2014.

Published On: March 14, 2014