It's Topic Tuesday!
Let's revisit a common topic we hear in the community and that is of the strange and bizarre visual aura.
👀 Visual auras can be accompanied by a headache in which case they would be classified as a migraine although, as read in WebMD's article written by William Moore titled, Migraines With Aura and Migraines Without, it states that: "When you have long-term migraine, it's about much more than a headache. You may feel sick to your stomach or find it hard to handle light, sounds, and smells. For some people, though, it doesn't stop there. They also get something called an aura.
Most often, an aura causes you to see strange things, like colored spots or flashing lights. It can be scary, especially the first time it happens.
Migraines without auras are much more common than any other kind. You can get them as often as several times a week or as little as once a year.
Auras show up in about 1 in 3 people with migraine, but you're not likely to get them every time. So it's possible you might have both types of migraine, with auras happening here and there."
For more information about what causes migraines, the different types of auras, and the details about migraines and when to seek help, click on this link.
Check out some interpretations of visual auras and if you have had them, feel free to describe them below.