Maybe it’s just me, but for many MANY years now I’ve been telling doctors that i haven’t been experiencing aura with migraine and not a single one has corrected me when I gave them the list of the symptoms that i have been experiencing right before a migraine.
I have always thought “aura” was simply visual disturbances like seeing weird things.
But. I also includes hearing things, photophobia,smelling things (for me it’s an overwhelming smell o=7 cigarrette 0) so/tr&ï
Thank you for your comments. There is a lot of misunderstanding about migraine, with and without aura. For eample, migraine can be mild, moderate or severe and it is possible to have migraine more days than not.
I did want to mention it sounds like its time to see a doctor who is more knowledgeable about migraine. Neurologists may be fine doctors but have a hard time being experts in one area because they treat so may different conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s and others. Migraine/headache disorder specialists are just that, experts in one area – migraine and headache – and are board certification in headache medicine, which is different than being certified in neurology. It’s also important to note that all neurologists are NOT migraine/headache disorder specialists even though they may claim to be and all migraine/headache disorder specialists are not neurologists. We have information on why these doctors are special and how to find one here; http://migraine.com/blog/how-are-migraine-specialists-different/ and https://migraine.com/blog/really-find-headache-specialist/.