Migraine with Aura


Approximately one-third of those with migraine experience aura, a sensory experience that occurs before or during an attack. Visual symptoms include light sensitivity, blurred vision, sparkles and flickering. It’s important to correctly identify aura because those who have migraine with aura can potentially turn chronic, have a higher risk of stroke, and should have a different treatment plan. Our experts share how to identify and manage aura.

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News & Articles

Migraine & Stroke Risk in Women

Hans-Christoph Diener, MD, PhD expands on stroke risks specific to women with migraine with aura.Read More

Migraine with Aura, Contraceptives and Stroke Risk

From the Journal: Risk of stroke associated with use of estrogen containing contraceptives in womenRead More

Migraine with Aura Shown to be an Important Risk Factor for all Strokes in Women

New Study Presented at International Headache Congress Shows Increased Risk for Total, Ischemic and HemorrhagicRead More

Patient Resources

Understanding Migraine with Aura | American Migraine Foundation

Here's what you need to know about aura, how to cope when it hits, and the different types someone with migraine could experience during an attack.Read More

Migraine Without Aura | American Migraine Foundation

About 70-75% of migraine patients do not experience aura. Learn more about the diagnosis, treatment, and phases of migraine without aura.Read More

Understanding Migraine with Brainstem Aura | AMF

Migraine with brainstem aura has distinct and debilitating effects. Learn about the causes, symptoms and how to manage and treat it.Read More

Aura With Headache | American Migraine Foundation

Aura is a common but manageable symptom among people with migraine. Find out the different types of aura and how best to treat them.Read More

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