Migraine auras and hallucinations

Okay, this is going to be a weird post about reality and what we can actually Know about reality when we have neurological conditions. So weird. Just a heads up. I have persistent migraine auras and also auras before a migraine. And I get a boatload of types. The visual- which is my persistent migraine … Continue reading Migraine auras and hallucinations

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Yeah, it could be a migraine aura

I had a weird migraine aura last night. It was this orb of white light with an electric blue core that zipped from the corner of the room to behind me. That core of blue? I've never seen that in reality. It is an indescribable blue. Only my brain makes that blue. Then I heard a … Continue reading Yeah, it could be a migraine aura

Migraine: The Aura stage

STAGE 2: THE AURA STAGE Experienced in about 20-25%Can have associated allodynia: hypersensitivity of skin to the touch, burning skin pain.DizzinessDecreased hearing, muffled hearing, TinnitusHemiplegia: One-sided paralysis (HM only)One0sdies motor weakness (HM only)Auditory hallucinationsVisual hallucinations: wavy lines, blurry vision, partial loss of vision, scotoma, phosphenes.Olfactory hallucinations.Paresthesia: Prickling, burning, numbness or tinglingVertigo: sensations of spinning (internally or … Continue reading Migraine: The Aura stage

Persistent Migraine Aura Without Infarction (PAWOI)

  Shortly after I began to get migraine auras in my early 20's my auras became prolonged and diverse. My most common persistent migraine aura is a mass of scintillation, or multi-colored sparkles that arch over both sides of my vision in the upper field and sometimes pulsing down in a open and closing fist … Continue reading Persistent Migraine Aura Without Infarction (PAWOI)

Humor: Visual aura

This made me chuckle when I saw it. Course it is just as elusive for neurological visual phenomenon... can't imagine an eye exam for that either.  Less snowy or snowier?  More sparkles or fewer sparkles?  Oh, you just had a religious experience? Wrong slide.  Now you're seeing dead people? Drat.