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Hallucination with migraine

  • By flavius

    I first had a migraine in 1972 – vision of a black and white snake lasting 15-20 min and leaving with slight frontal headache.
    Infrequent occurrence 1 a month or so . Now the migraines are frequent and different , I know when they are coming by slightly blurred vision not often with the snake but with nausea and headache long lasting sometimes all day.
    Two weeks ago I was in hospital with pneumonia and fever and I hallucinated but when migraine came a strange thing happened when waking – the room had turned 90% to normal – everything was there but at 90 deg, Eventually it was corrected back to normal . Is this expoected – since recovery I have no problem but await the next attack

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi flavius,

    Thank you for your question. I hope you are feeling better now.

    If you haven’t mentioned this to your doctor I would encourage you to do so. Hallucinations can be part of a migraine attack, although not common. Here is an article that discussed many migraine attack symptoms; https://migraine.com/blog/i-had-no-idea-that-was-a-symptom/.

    Do you think it was a symptom from the fever you were experiencing? There is something called Alice in Wonderland syndrome you may want to look into. Here is an article on it; https://migraine.com/blog/alice-wonderland-syndrome/.

    Let me know what you think,
    Nancy

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