This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-7 of 7 discussions (7 posts)

Who suffers with aura migraine and how do you cope with them?

  1. beautyspot2010 profile image58
    beautyspot2010posted 6 years ago

    Who suffers with aura migraine and how do you cope with them?

  2. Leaderofmany profile image61
    Leaderofmanyposted 6 years ago

    I suffer from migraines to the point I have to be hospitalized and treated with DHE through IV every 8 hours. I otherwise stay at home in a dark room with no sound and try to sleep it off.

  3. beautyspot2010 profile image58
    beautyspot2010posted 6 years ago

    wow, that sounds like you get them bad, when i get mine i go blind in one eye, lose the feeling on my left side and i cant speak either, if i try it comes out sounding like im speaking another language. its not nice and very scary

  4. m0rd0r profile image71
    m0rd0rposted 6 years ago

    I have this every summer, especially when my BP goes too low due to heat and not enough liquids.

    I do some "ritual" every time It gets to my head:

    1. Dark room, preferably laying down while the zig-zag vision disturbance goes away.
    2. I start a small fan that blows gently to my face. The white noise also helps.
    3. Slow massage of the temples.
    4. Patience until the headache starts to go away.

    After the first episode, which is the worst, I often get few more in the next 2 weeks.

    I get TONS of caffeine and red wine. This way my BP gets back to "a little bit high". But "that high" is what I feel comfortable with.

    Dark chocolate also helps me to get my head running normally. I wrote an article about my whole experience in my blog "How to cope with ophthalmic migraine". I have this since childhood and learned not to fear it.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    I have them very rarely.  When it first happened, it was the aura only and no headaches which scared the stuffing out of me!  I get a bright zig zag line across my vision and it gradually increases over 20 minutes until it is like flames in the lower portion of my vision.  Then it starts to recede and the pain starts gradually building.  I just try to stay calm and know it is going to pass soon.

    Thankfully it has been several years since one of those headaches.  Beautyspot2010 yours sound terribly scary and almost stroke-like. Scary stuff.

  6. profile image0
    femmeflashpointposted 6 years ago

    I have migraine nearly every month during full moon, and have had since I was a kid and sustained a slight C-Spine injury.

    I'm "supposed" to take a muscle relaxer routinely, but I seldom do because I feel out of sorts when I use it and have a hard time being alert for a good while after I wake up, but it does help alleviate the pain, or at least keep it from being as intense - sometimes.  Sometimes even that doesn't work.

    But there are other things that often help me tolerate them until they subside.  Sometimes they last for days (and nights) on end.

    Menthol rub around my temples, forehead and along the back of my neck and shoulders helps a great deal, as well intense massaging.  Coffee also helps, sometimes ... at least a little.

    Low lights to no lights, no noise and keeping still in a cool environment helps as well.

    I've accumulated fifteen broken bones so far, mostly from sports injuries, and no kidding, migraine pain is every bit as painful as a fracture.

  7. Melissa.P profile image57
    Melissa.Pposted 6 years ago

    I am pretty luck so far knock on wood... The longest I have had one was like maybe 8 hours. I can't really explain how often I get them because sometimes there are periods where I'll get them a couple times a month and then I can go months without one even years at one point, I get forgetful and feel nauseous when i have them. Advil migraine liquid gels actually works for me. I also sit in the in the pitch dark sometimes i have a bath in the dark that works too. It is so strange when i have migraines I cannot even move my head a certain way. They get bad my boyfriend wants to take me to the hospital every time I get them but I tell him it will go away soon. Must be scary to see from someone with a bad migraine,if you're someone who doesn't get them but I am glad hes there.