Avatar universal

What could cause me to be having migraine auras every few hours for about a week.

For the past week I've been getting visual migraine auras every few hours alternating left and right visual hemispheres. I have a lifetime history of migraine but started getting the auras about 5 years ago with little to no pain. The auras were very infrequent, maybe a few times a year. Now they are suddenly occurring at at alarming rate and I'm finding it very disruptive and upsetting. I contacted my doctor, and they said to try either an urgent care or emergency room and that I could get some kind of medication there. I called an urgent care and they said they couldn't help me and to go to an ER so I did and after a 7 hour ordeal there was given some magnesium and told to call a neurologist, which I did but the appointment is weeks away. I currently take about 400mg of magnesium, which I had been taking for years,  so it doesn't seem to be helping me.
I've never heard of someone having so many auras in such a short time.
I would appreciate any insight anyone has, I really want this to go away it is so frightening to me. Thanks
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
707563 tn?1626361905
Any time you get the auras, it's called an ocular migraine, assuming you've not had a recent head injury, etc. You don't have to get the headache for it to be a migraine.




Do you get any other symptoms? There's also something called a silent migraine, where you get the other symptoms of a migraine  - nausea, inability to sleep, sensitivity to light and sound, etc. - but don't have the actual headache. I get these, and instead of the actual headache, I get the chills so bad my teeth chatter.

Have you recently changed anything that might be causing you to trigger more migraines? Moved? Started eating new foods or be exposed to allergens or chemicals? Started working with someone who wears perfume or cologne? Is it happening more at home or work? Fluorescent lighting?

It's good you have the appointment to rule anything else out, but it's probably not anything serious, if that helps while you wait. :)

Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Migraines and Headaches Community

Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452915648
Allentown, PA
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
Avatar universal
Trinity , TX
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease