A small percentage of all migraine headaches are linked to an aura. Usually an aura occurs prior to the onset of the headache. However an aura can occur accompanied by the headache too. The common auras are…
- Bright, flashing colored lights occurring in zigzag lines that begins in the center of the field of vision and progressing in an outward direction
- A scomota or hole in the field of vision, also named blind spot
In some migraine patients among the elderly, an aura might occur sans the headache. An aura can also be accompanied by pins-and-needles sensations in the arm, on a side of the sufferer’s body or around the nose and mouth on one side. Auras can also comprise of auditory or abnormal smells or tastes.
About a day after an attack of migraine, the sufferer can have a sensation of depleted energy and go through a low-grade migraine headache in tandem with sound and light.