Be Careful About Migraine with Aura
There might be weird symptoms in migraine with “aura” such as hallucinations, perceptual disorder, and numbness in arms. Remembering the aura might be scary and stressful!
What is Migraine with Aura?
Migraine aura is complicated with its visual sensory changes, hallucinations, trouble in speaking, perceptual disorders in various levels. It also has a creepy side that keeps the patient away from telling it. Remembering the aura arouses a scary, stressful feeling of being lost in a void. Subsequent to the auras might come headaches. While some patients experience migraine with aura only without the headache part, some experience a mixture of headache with or without aura and aura without headache.
Are There Any Other Symptoms?
In migraine aura, there are black spots, shining stars, flashing dots and sparkling lightning in the visual space. While visual symptoms remain, numbness also gets into the picture in some patients. Mostly, the patient thinks that his or her arms or legs are longer, lost or deformed due to changes in fingers. Images shrink, grow, zoom in, zoom out and one might feel like looking from another world. Sensory acuity, present with common migraine as well, is a lot more intense here. Any touch, noise, light or smell can drive the patient crazy. Also a weird, heavy nausea and a feeling of pressure coming from the stomach may accompany other symptoms. A dense numbness and compulsive sensory stimulations might put the patient in a phase like sleep paralysis.
How to Treat Migraine with Aura?
First thing to do is to look at the timeline. It is remarkable that most patients showed signs during their childhood. If the problem had begun during puberty or early teens, the patient should have shown some signs such as headaches, vomiting, collapsing, severe car sickness etc., when they were a child. Neural therapy has a major role in the treatment of migraine with aura. Also, if the attacks are severe, it might be necessary to repeat the therapy.
POSTA NEWSPAPER APRIL 26, 2014