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When I was in my twenties I used to get thumping, one-sided headaches which meant I had to lie down somewhere dark. Looking back, I presume these were migraines, but I didn't go to the doctor about them.
Now I'm 71 and, for the past 15 years - maybe once a year -I have been having aura without any headache. Again, I presume these are migraines. I had one last year, then one in June this year and now another one yesterday. I initially feel nauseous and slightly unwell, then I have blank spots in my vision which gradually fills with sparkling lights, often whirling in a circle. I find it difficult to hold a conversation and feel very shaky. After 30 minutes the lights fade and I'm left with a slight headache and 'thick' head.
I mentioned it to my GP three years ago when I saw him for something else and he checked me for stroke. Everything was fine, so I put it to the back of my mind. However, with now having had one in June and then another yesterday I realise that this is the first time I've had two episodes so close together before.
Do you think it's worth seeing my GP to discuss this? I don't know that he could do anything, but wonder if it's worth mentioning that the frequency has increased a little. What do you think? Or am I worrying for nothing? Does anyone else get these types of aura without headache?
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