How frequent are your auras?

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Ive suffered from migraine aura for about two years. there isnt any real pattern to how frequent they are but usually around once a month. Recently they have been every week. If you experience auras , how often are they occurring?

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    I suffered with migraine auras from the time I was 30. I am now 65. During that time, they have been all over the place on frequency. Sometimes one every few months, sometimes several times a month. I've even had two in the same day before. They were always followed by horrible headaches until I was in my 50's. Then I started getting lesser of a headache with each one. After a while I got mostly the aura without a headache. I went gluten free a little over three years ago for other reasons and after a couple of years, I pretty much quit having them. That is, until just after Thanksgiving this past year. I have had a total of three, but I think I pretty much traced it to something that I ate each of those times. Each time it was after I had eaten some jerk chicken, so I think there was something in the sauce. Either gluten or MSG, both of which I'm sensitive to. I would suggest keeping a diary of what you eat and when you get a migraine, write down other things that have been happening. Stress, food, posture, etc. All of those things can be triggers. Hope this helps.

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      thank you for your reply. my auras started when i turned 30 also. its has taken me a while to accept them as initially i had alot of anxiety about them.

      did you ever take any medication to prevent them?

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      I used to get a lot of anxiety about them, but I finally accepted them for what they were and knew they would pass soon. I didn't want to waste my good days worrying about them. I also learned that anxiety during or surrounding the migraine is a symptom in and of itself. They have found that migraines are often caused by a drop in seratonin, which also causes anxiety. I finally got to where I would rest my eyes until it would go away if I could, but sometimes I had to just keep doing what I was doing and work right through it. It wasn't easy, but it did give me power over it. I never took preventative meds for them. I take as few meds as I can.

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    I've had auras since my mid twenties, at first very rarely but they've increased as I approach menopause. At worst 11 in a month, I have had both hemispheres go into migraine aura on the same day and the same side have one aura after another. Usually I have 4 or 5 auras a month, mostly visual but some dizzy ones too.

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      No I've never had a headache (yet). There's no pattern to my actual period but in my family it seems to be the overall hormone change as you get older. Stress and over tiredness play a part too. I couldn't get on with migraine preventative meds either.

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    ive suffered from migraine aura since i was 3 years old. I am now 22 and have continuously been having on average about 1 -2 auras every week or every 2 weeks which leaves me completely stuck in bed dizzy, vomiting, slurred speech, blurred vision and unable to move for about 3-5 days. This has been my life for 19 years so far and im only 22 so i havent had much of a life:( Sometimes on bad weeks ill get 3 auras a day for about 2-3 days then be in bed for about a week until i recover from it. It's horrible, but ive tried various medications since i was 11 and nothing has any effect on me unfortunately 😦

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    I had my first aura four months ago at 43. I had never heard of an aura before, so it was quite terrifying when it was happening. I had two more within days of the first. I have had all sorts of visual disturbances since having the auras. It has really changed my life and not in a good way. I have severe anxiety about having another one. My neurologist said he sees many women my age for the first time. I am assuming there is a perimenopause connection.

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