Migraine with Aura

Overview

Approximately one-third of those with migraine experience aura, a sensory experience that occurs before or during an attack. Visual symptoms include light sensitivity, blurred vision, sparkles and flickering. It’s important to correctly identify aura because those who have migraine with aura can potentially turn chronic, have a higher risk of stroke, and should have a different treatment plan. Our experts share how to identify and manage aura.

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News & Articles

Migraine with Aura, Contraceptives and Stroke Risk

A new study sought to examine available research to confirm whether there is a synergism between migraine and oral contraceptives related to stroke risk.Read More

Patient Resources

Understanding Migraine with Aura | American Migraine Foundation

Here's what you need to know about aura, how to cope when it hits, and the different types someone with migraine could experience during an attack.Read More

Migraine Without Aura | American Migraine Foundation

About 70-75% of migraine patients do not experience aura. Learn more about the diagnosis, treatment, and phases of migraine without aura.Read More

Understanding Migraine with Brainstem Aura | AMF

Migraine with brainstem aura has distinct and debilitating effects. Learn about the causes, symptoms and how to manage and treat it.Read More

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