Video of Aura

I took this video just as I was starting to get a visual aura, which occurs right before the head pain sets in. I illustrate how my field of vision changes during this prodrome phase. You can tell that I’m a bit spacey and clumsy as I try to show how I use Migranal, a DHE nasal spray abortive. I even say to squirt one spray in each “nose” instead of each nostril. You all know what I mean!

This demonstration is for those who have been prescribed Migranal, talk to your doctor if you are interested in this abortive.

I used to get auras right before every migraine, but now that it is chronic, I rarely get auras. When I do, I know this attack is going to be particularly bad. And it was. It took about 4 days to get back to my normal.

Hopefully this helps you to understand what an aura is like or use the video to show someone who doesn’t get it.

By providing your email address, you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

Join the conversation

Please read our rules before commenting.

Community Poll

Do you feel comfortable advocating for yourself to your healthcare provider?