Aura without other symptoms. Should I be worried or relieved?

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    I've had migraines for the last 34 years.  The last two years, a couple of times a month, I've gotten the old familiar and dreaded aura, but then it's Not followed by pain, or nausea, or diarrhea, or vomiting, or sensitivity to light and sound.  Was it a migraine at all?  I'm scared that it's something new - a vision, or brain problem.  Should I be worried or relieved? Stacey.





    Dear Stacey;


    One form of Migraine with aura is "typical Migraine aura without headache."


    We can't really say if this is what you experienced. The only person who can do that is your own doctor who can examine you and do so in the context of your full medical history.

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    Don't be worried or relieved yet. See your doctor instead.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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Published On: November 05, 2009