Migraine without aura for years; now bad headache with aura?

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    I have had migraines for years plus I have multiple sclerosis. Following a stressful week of finding my brother-in-law dead in the woods and dealing will family issues funeral was Monday. Yesterday had really bad migraine headaches with aura. I have never had an aura before. Vertical double vision started with migraine but now double vision has continued for over 24 hours after headache gone. Would double vision continue after migraine is gone? Not sure if this is stress induced multiple sclerosis relapse or normal after migraine has been gone so long. I do have a history of optic nerve issues with multiple sclerosis. Dawn.

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    Dear Dawn;


    Please call your doctor. Neither you nor we can say if the "aura" you experienced was a Migraine aura or something else. Especially with your MS and optic nerve issues, it's very important that you see your own doctor who can examine you in person.


    Thanks for your question,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert




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Published On: March 27, 2014