Don't Know What's Going on to Be Honest
I had my first migraine aura in 1999 when I was 45. My husband was dying at the time and I saw it over his hospital bed.
I didn't know what it was, and it lasted 5 minutes, and never came back. It looked like the shimmering effect in that movie "Predator".
Fast forward.... nothing like that happened again.
So, in 2018 we'd had a lot of snow in the spring, and I was on a long walk in the countryside. I got scintillating brilliant zig-zag lights on one side of my field of vision. It was quite beautiful, with silver shimmers and rainbow colors. It lasted maybe 10-15 minutes and disappeared. I still had no idea it was a migraine aura. I thought it was stress on my eyes from being in the snow for so long without dark glasses.
What to do when nothing happens
Nothing happened for 10 days. Then I felt suddenly a bit unwell with a fluey feeling, slight nausea, slight head pains (very very mild) over the right eye, exhaustion, emotional disturbances. This feeling lasted, and on the 4th week, I got slight gut disturbances (loose stools) which lasted four/five days and went away. I went to the doctor. Everything checked out OK. blood work, blood pressure, everything.
Because of my description of the "aura", he referred me to a neurologist. I waited for 5 months for the appointment. I had no more auras during that time, just felt shaky sometimes, weak and weary, exercise intolerant, a bit off my food sometimes, emotionally upset (tearful) for no reason sometimes. Couldn't focus on heartfelt happy things that had meant so much to me before. Like I was separated from dear things.
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