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Navigating Life with Auras at Every Corner

Auras are something that many of us have to fight through. These visual disturbances can range from an annoying fly on the wall, to a dark omen for what’s to come. Lightening before catastrophic thunder.

They have been popping up out of nowhere, ready to sneak up on me regardless of sleep, stress, or how much good good water I chug.

I would love to discuss what are some of y’all’s go to tips and options for when you’re presented with them on the go!
The older I get, the more I’ve been experiencing this phenomena and would love some input on what means of relief/game plans, work best!

  1. My auras have diminished some. But now I have dark floaters on eyes. Ringing in ears has gotten to be Volume 9.
    My dentist, of all people, says tense muscles are probably making migraines worse.
    Migraines do get better with fioricet..
    Also been getting PT for neck due to rotator cuff surgery. The tinnitus and migraines are getting better. As both have told me, we hold stress in our necks. My starts in shoulders.and works up. Then will start at shoulders and go down back.

    I use two rice heating packs, neck and shoulder. These ease and tone down muscles and pain.

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Good to hear you are getting aura symptom relief. Having said that, if the floaters are a new symptom, it's always a good idea to check in with the eye doctor to make sure everything checks out OK.
      PT can do wonders for some of us with migraine disease. I too hold lots of tension in my neck/shoulders which I believe will trigger a pretty nasty migraine attack. It's a constant battle to relax those muscles.
      I'm sending you pain free wishes, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Team

    2. I'm so glad to hear that your auras have been diminishing! They're my most startling symptom, and one that I try oh so hard to keep away. Have you found anything in your diet or lifestyle that has been helpful for you? Any correlation? I know how you feel! I had, what I thought, was some truly awful TMJ that was triggering some pretty serious migraine pain. But after a much needed trip to the dentist, it turns out that my upper right molar was dying and I needed a root canal! It was some of the worst pain that I've ever felt, in conjunction with migraine; I'm right there with you. It was helpful, however, to find a root (pun intended) cause of migraine in teeth. Brushing and flossing; I tell everyone that will listen!

      I hope that your physical therapy proves to show some serious results. Finding relief is such a rocky road along our migraine journey, so any steps forward is worth celebration!

      Here's an article regarding neck pain and some helpful insight in case you were curious or continued to have flare-ups.

      Thank you so much for being willing to share with us and I hope you've been feeling way better as of late! Wishing you a gentle and symptom-free day ~ Sawyer ( team)

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