Migraine with aura only -- any drugs that make the aura disappear?

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    migraine with auras

    Hi, I've had migraines w/auras since childhood. I only get them once or twice a year but only get the auras without the headache now, but lately the aura runs it course twice in the row making it last to almost an hour. I get very frustrated, they really freak me out! My question is; is there any drugs out there that make the aura disappears? Thanks for your help. nathalie.




    Dear nathalie;


    It's unusual for aura to repeat. Have you discussed this with your doctor? The problem with Migraine abortive medications for aura only is that they tend to take about 30 minutes to work. So, by the time they worked, your aura might be ending.

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    This is definitely something you need to discuss with your doctor. Having your full medical history and being able to examine you and talk with you, he or she may be able to make some suggestions.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: August 16, 2008