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Has anyone else experienced pregnancy migraines with aura?

Looking for advice on how to handle the scary aura symtoms, the pain of the migraines seems to have improved after being put in medication but the auras still come on frequently.

  1. Hi there , Congratulations on your pregnancy! What wonderful news! Navigating migraine during pregnancy can be difficult and vary so greatly from person to person. I am so sorry that that the aura symptoms have been so difficult. Have you been working closely with your doctor to doctor to discuss what you are experiencing? Symptoms can certainly change greatly from trimester to trimester, but as you wait for others to possibly share their experiences, I wanted to share a few resources with you.
    Managing Migraine During PregnancyWhat to Expect When You’re Expecting with Migraine?
    Will you keep us posted on how things progress during the pregnancy? I truly wish you all the best & again...congratulations!

    1. I did meet with my PCP, a Neurologist and my OBGYN. They think they are being caused by a sensitivity to estrogen because when I hit week 12 they began. I will post updates and continue to seek treatment and remedies and hope they subside once my pregnancy is over.

    2. I sure hope they subside too. I know this must be very difficult to manage. 🙁 How are you feeling otherwise physically...of course emotionally too!? Know we are always here for support.

  2. My heart goes out to you. Pregnancy is a big enough deal on its own without the added stress of migraine. But I want to reassure you. In my experience, auras are scary but temporary. I thought I was having a stroke with hallucinations the first time. My hubby took me to the ER and they thought it was a stroke too. But a gazillion tests and imaging convinced them otherwise. I spent a couple days in the hospital before going home none the worse for wear. After half a dozen almost identical experiences I quit going to the ER. So this is what I suggest to you. Parts of our migraine brains go wonky for awhile but they eventually reset themselves. Auras are a royal pain but, as long as you don’t try try driving or operating machinery, essentially benign. I wish you all the best!

    1. Thank you so much for your support and advice. I do truly appreciate it, it feels good to know I’m not alone experiencing these symptoms.

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