Migraine Visual Disturbance: Visual Aura

migraine visual disturbance

Migraine visual disturbance is something I live with often due to aura. This time of year, I easily get fooled by tiny gnats. We have a lovely garden and constantly have fresh fruits and vegetables in our kitchen.  I see small black dots and am uncertain what it is.  My blood pressure runs extremely low so when I stand up, I often see the room closing in and black dots.  But my migraine visual disturbances are different when it come to migraine with aura.

Zig Zag Migraine

My migraine visual disturbances are more white flashes or zig zag lines. I typically don’t panic when I see the dots, but it alarms me all the same.  Whether it’s aura or low blood pressure I feel like I’m passing out and it stops me in my tracks.  Migraine aura is a symptom of migraine and tells me an attack is coming. I get zig zag lines in my vision and flashing lights. These little gnats seem to be everywhere but my migraine visual disturbances mostly only come with migraine and I know I need treatment.

Visual Aura

The flashes of white light or black dots is deceiving.  I remember when I was in high school, I did a cart wheel and started screaming and swinging my arms around because I thought I was being attacked by a swarm of bugs.  In fact, I had had a head rush and it cleared within a few seconds.  The funniest part is that my friends ran screaming away so they never discovered that it was really just me seeing dots. If I can’t laugh at my crazy migraine brain stories, I would cry…..which is a trigger….so I laugh. Although migraine visual disturbance and aura is nothing to laugh at.

Migraine Aura Vision

I feel like I’m slightly going crazy all the time. Between the migraine visual disturbances and precautions of avoiding a migraine I feel like I’m constantly trying manage my migraine disease.  So am I getting a migraine attack or do I have a bug problem?  I don’t know.  I now just try to casually fan in front of my face and grab onto a counter to brace myself for either.  Bugs, low blood pressure, and auras.  I’d like to exterminate them all. But that’s just part of the adventures of My Migraine Life and all that comes with migraine disease.

Migraine Visual Symptoms

Did you know you can have aura without migraine? Learn here 

Be sure to discuss aura and stroke risks with your doctor.

I also get Migraine with Aura Smell

 

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Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. Living life through Migraine consists of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and searching for health and happiness in a positive honest way. My kids, husband, dog, family and friends motivate me to make a difference in the Migraine World.

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  1. mymigrainelife on September 15, 2015 at 4:35 pm

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