Migraine headaches can really interfere with functioning in your day to day life. What is a migraine? Migraines cause recurrent moderate to severe throbbing pain, usually on one side of the head. These attacks can last anywhere from hours to days with disabling pain accompanied with nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
According to the American Migraine Foundation, some suffers experience migraine warning symptoms. This includes blurry vision and sensitivity to bright lights, they can happen before and carry on through the headache. When a more dramatic change in vision happens, such as losing part of your vision or seeing zigzag or squiggly lines, doctors call this Visual Aura. The good news it, this usually doesn’t last longer than an hour.
Other types of Aura can occur, patients report numbness, tingling or weakness. If you experience these Aura symptoms, chances are you also experience Visual Aura.