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
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
I forgot to sleep. As in I had a wicked as all hell midnight migraine and, yeah, that wasn't exactly productive for sleepy, sleepy time. So I didn't sleep. I finally got up and took a triptan. Which is not working. At this point, I can say did not work at all. There are times … Continue reading Sleep deprivation and auras
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)
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.
Persistent Aura Without Infarction (PAWOI) is an elusive condition where the migraine aura with migraines persists for hours, days, weeks or even years in a small percentage of migraineurs. "According to the International Headache Society, PAWOI is distinguished from normal migraines by having aura lasting longer than seven days . Also, these symptoms must not … Continue reading The persistent migraine aura