Patient Expert

The aura is the second potential phase of a Migraine with aura attack (previously called Classic Migraine). May present with varying symptoms including:

• visual aura in which the patient sees flashing lights or zigzag lines, or may temporarily lose vision.

• auditory aura in which the patient hears unusual sounds

• olfactory aura in which the patient smells odors that aren't actually present

• tingling or numbness of the face or extremities on the side where the headache develops

• confusion

• dizziness

• hypersensitivity to feel and touch (allodynia)

• aphasia

• others

You can read more about aura in Anatomy of a Migraine and Migraine with Aura - The Basics.

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