... phenomenon for me. I think it may be a toxic headache. It begins in the early morning hours with tension in my neck and these flashing, vague images, about 4 per second, as I lie there in the dark. The tension moves into a migraine soon after. I'm super curious what would cause this visual effect.
Yes! I do all the time, & know that it is a migraine from this picture show as you discribe it. If I feel a headache coming on, I close my eyes & see all kind of strange picture shows of weird things . Could be a person face or animals or anything. It's how a migraine starts, & is my cue to get out the excedrin in a hurry. Gald to know I'm not alone & is very common... Mary
Yeah, they are auras alright. I hadn't had one for awhile and wondered what was wrong with my eyes. Then it got more pronounced and I saw it. Darn migraines! Lately even sunlight is bringing on headaches. Are you girls noticing they are more frequent lately?
Hey Kathyruthy, think of yourself as lucky. Seriously. You have migraines, and you are getting auras now. The reason I say that you are lucky is that you now have an indication that you are getting a migraine, and can abort the migraine before it becomes full fledged. My hubby has auras and takes his migraine meds, lies down with an ice pack, and avoids all traces of a headache. If he doesn't get an aura, then he gets a full fledged migraine that can last anywhere from hours to days. that is why you are lucky now. I'm not saying that what you are going through is pleasant, just saying you have a head's up before the migraine gets out of control.
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