I used to get them alot! Since I turned 50,they've decreased substantially. My starts with a throbbing in the right side of my temple & goes to the right side of my face & right eye. I usually don't get an aura as such just usuallyblurry vision & a sensitivity to light & sound. I had them from the time I was 10 years old to age 50 nearly every month.
I get light and sound sensitivity along with nausea. They seem to be hormone triggered, as I get them a lot before my periods and during pregnancy. Sometimes I get them if it's going to rain or snow (difference in barometric pressure perhaps?).
They usually last an hour at least, sometimes several. Once I had one that lasted a few days. Over the years they've lessened in frequency, but I suspect that's because my hormones are out of whack. I have decreased estrogen production, but I cannot take hormone supplements due to health reasons.
I have cardiovascular stress migraines, I get auras, tunnel vision, numbness on my left side, can't talk, vomitting, and loose stools. I have tried Topamax therapy which was fantastic but severe weight loss and short term memory loss are side effects.
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