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What are symptoms of a migraine with aura?

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An aura can start 1 hour before the pain and last from 15 minutes to 1 hour. Visual auras include:

  • Bright flashing dots or lights
  • Blind spots
  • Blurry vision
  • Temporary vision loss
  • Wavy or jagged lines Other auras can affect your other senses. You might just have a "funny feeling" and not be able to describe the sensation. You could also have ringing in the ears or changes in smell, taste, or touch.

From: Migraine Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Stewart, W. February 1997. Annals of Neurology,

Daroff, R. Saunders, 2012. Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th edition,

Medical Clinics of North America, March 2009.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on May 23, 2018

SOURCES: National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Stewart, W. February 1997. Annals of Neurology,

Daroff, R. Saunders, 2012. Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th edition,

Medical Clinics of North America, March 2009.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on May 23, 2018

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