Is this Migraine aura without headache or silent Migraine?

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    I have gotten migraines in the past. Recently, I've been having aura symptoms without headache. My symptoms are neurological. Tingling in one side of the body above waist, nausea, confusion. These last a few hours and this recurs for a few days. Is this a case of "migraine aura without headache" or silent migraine?


    Thanks, Zahra.



    Dear Zahra;


    This may be acephalgic or silent Migraine. You can read more about that in Acephalgic or Silent Migraine – The Basics.


    Keep in mind that other conditions can cause the same type of symptoms. You need to see your doctor to confirm that this is what's happening and be sure that it's not something else such as stroke.

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Published On: August 10, 2010