I have suffered with migraines without aura for years. Now, out of the blue, I am having visual and auditory hallucinations. Any ideas why?
Really wondered if I was just going crazy until I read some descriptions of what a migraine aura can be like. Nice to know I’m not alone.
I had a similar experience. My migraines started without aura, and then changed to where I started getting them with visual and olfactory aura. I never really questioned why they changed and just kind of rolled with it. Over the years my visual and olfactory aura/sensations have changed a bit. The smell was originally gasoline type smell and is now more pleasant, like floral. I like it better and will go with that. The visuals have always changed and depend on how sleep deprived I am. I used to get straight up hallucinations, where I was seeing shadows moving that weren’t there and other similar occurrences. If I had enough sleep, it would just be flashes or spots in my vision. Now I think I might be seeing things, but their not distinct like they used to be. It’s more something in my peripheral vision. I’ve had my eyes checked and they are fine. My eyes also lose focus. I’m also having changes in how my headaches feel, and I’m starting to get new headaches that seem like my Dad’s cluster headaches but are missing some of the symptoms. This stuff is so confusing sometimes.
I wish I had an idea why this all happens, but I just wanted to reply and let you know that you are not alone. It’s happening to me too, and I am also searching for answers.