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Crowdsourcing: Migraine Aura While Asleep

Hart dreamed he had a visual migraine aura and woke up with a migraine. My guess is it wasn’t just a dream, but he was seeing the aura while asleep. Since an aura originates in the brain, not in the eyes, this seems logical to me, but I can only find one article about it. Based on two case studies, the authors say that geometric patterns from visual auras can be incorporated into dreams. I assume that dreaming you have an aura is a literal, direct incorporation into the dream, rather than the more abstract idea the article mentioned.

I’m really curious about this and can’t test it out on myself (since I have, fortunately, not had an aura outside of that terrible weekend). I have vivid dreams and nightmares during migraine attacks, but don’t think they usually precede attacks, and I don’t have a visual aura at all. So I’m crowdsourcing. Do you have auras in your sleep, either like the typical visual auras you get when awake or bad dreams?

 

 

50 Responses to Crowdsourcing: Migraine Aura While Asleep

  1. Amity says:

    I have had that experience. It doesn’t happen often, but it is usually met with me waking up and thinking “well, my day’s shot.” It is weird how it will incorporate into my dream, whatever it may be. I will also have some recognition that I’m getting a migraine in the dream. It’s interesting.

  2. David Skaer says:

    I only have aura migraines. Unfortunately, I’ve only remember waking up with the beginning of the aura (well–probably into it five minutes). I have a technique that stops the migraines, so I thought I was going to have to stay awake and do my technique. I fell back to sleep and never got the headache despite not doing my technique.
    Don’t remember any dream. Sorry about that.

    Dave

  3. Syn says:

    My auras the visual aspect is slight, peripheral vision loss and some spots and/or bubbles, sometimes flickering. My auras are basilar so cognition changes, vertigo, perceptual changes, etc. Yes, I have had auras in my dreams. Even some of the visual where everything is flashing in the dream. I also have an odd synesthesia (best word I have for it) with the weather during most auras, and on a few occasions there have been storms, etc, in my dreams and I wake up the aura starts flipping into migraine and the storm comes.

    My auras remain transient throughout a migraine attack, which really sucked during the 3 month status migraine last fall. With the vertigo I will wake up midspin and it will continue seamlessly from unconscious to conscious. Though this is typical in Meniere’s and sometimes MAV so it may not all be strictly migraine related. More on my aura symptoms: http://existential.rip/2015/07/my-auras-and-how-i-cope/

  4. Tony says:

    Let me start by saying that I don’t have visual auras at all and it’s rare for me to have nightmares, also I usually wake up with a migraine, no matter its severity. I have noticed that occasionally I will have a very intense nightmare and wake up with a severe migraine. Usually in the dream I’m aware just before waking that the severity of the nightmare has to do with a migraine. If I dream like this the migraine is usually at a factor 8 or above and I’m incapacitated for up to 72 hours with medication being useless to alleviate the pain.

  5. Syn says:

    I forgot to add that the more severe end of my auras cause me to lose consciousness it ranges from an irresistable urge to sleep and or EXTREME fatigue to flat out fainting. My *sleep* during aura is very specific, almost like lucid dreaming, out of body experiences, what’s actually happening melding with dreams and while this can go on for hours it is never restful.

    Also like Dave I only get aura migraines pretty much at this point, actually I often have extremely disabling auras with no to very little headache at all these days, sometimes upwards of three a day. Which is medically dangerous so it’s under close observation with my neurologist.

  6. Jane says:

    I get auras in my dreams a lot, actually! Just this morning I had a dream I remember only vaguely, but I was about to drive my car when I saw the aura and decided I shouldn’t drive. When I have an aura in my dream, I always wake up and open my eyes to check if I’m having one for real or just dreamed it. Before I wasn’t sure if I had the aura because I was dreaming (I suspect lots of visual stimulant is a trigger for me), or dreaming because I had the aura, but this morning I only saw the dream when the aura was already halfway fulfilled, so I’m leaning towards dreaming because of the aura.

    • Naledi says:

      Hi I started getting auras at the beginning of last year, very strange feeling I must say. I’m taking chronic medication for another illness so whenever I mix my migrane medication I do not sleep at all. Soo I stopped tkng the migrane medication. I do get auras while I’m asleep , way more than 3 . T is the most irritating feeling ever. I have now begun feeling a heaviness in my head nd dizziness . My Neurologist said it was stress caused by exams

  7. Anne. says:

    I have a run of migraines with aura every few weeks, mostly in the night. I see the aura in my sleep and usually wake up half way into the cycle of aura. I have never ‘dreamed’ I was having a migraine – it’s usually started in my sleep. Occasionally I haven’t woken up during it, but I am aware – in my sleep that I am suffering a migraine and not dreaming it

  8. Nita says:

    I have just taken a leave of absence from my job as a substitute teacher because I am having weekly migraine with aura. I will be starting on
    effexor tomorrow. I have had them since I was 12. I had a series of miscarriages in my 30’s, and once during an unsuccessful pregnancy, I had a dream I was having a migraine. I woke up feeling post-migraine, so I assumed I was really having a migraine in my sleep. I never had a migraine during a pregnancy that went to term.

  9. Hannah says:

    This happens to me all the time. I only get migraines with aura (aura phase lasting about 20-30 min), and they often start while I’m sleeping. I’ll usually dream that I’m getting a migraine, and then shortly (I think?) I’ll wake myself up. This worst part about this is that I’ve lost time to take my meds quickly, which is crucial for me (I think it is for everyone) and then the meds won’t work great.

    But I do really think the aura itself just incorporates itself into my dream, and I guess I’m used to it enough that I typically know in my dream that it means I’m getting a migraine in reality. It just varies on how long it takes my unconscious mind to realize it’s really happening and wake myself up.

  10. PJ says:

    I started having severe migraines 12 1/2 years ago after an electrical shock to my head. I have dreams that I have a migraine and I am in a lot of pain. My husband says that I moan in my sleep. I wake up and I have a horrible migraine.

  11. Stephen says:

    I had this experience this morning, and it’s one of the worst migraines I’ve had

  12. Bertab says:

    I was going to write about persistant migraine aura yesterday but I had a headache. Just a little migraine humor. I had stress/bad dreams last night and woke with a headache. There are three types of dream/sleep aura that I experience…. The first is similar to overlapping shadows, typically in three sections. I’ve seen this since I was about twenty. The second is the geometric pattern, this usually precedes a full blown CH. Then there is the bright white or red lights that incorporate into nightmares. These nightmares are interactive. I am generally in fear of something. I talk during theses episodes and have total recall.
    I hope this helps

  13. Veronica says:

    I have had a few dreams of aura migraines and always wake up in the middle of an attack. I had one last night and have been really under the weather all day today from it. I woke too far into the migraine last night to take my meds to stop it going any further. The dreams I have are very complex and always incorporate me with an aura in it. I find when I wake with it I often cannot believe I am actually in the middle of an attack and take a few seconds to actually realise it is not a dream anymore

  14. Lori says:

    That happened to me early this morning, which is why I am here. 🙂 I googled it to see what other people said about dreaming of having migraines with aura and waking up with one. This has happened to me one other time. I have had migraines since I was six years old, although most of my adult life I haven’t had the horrible pain with them. I always have auras and blind spots, some pain, some nausea, and sometimes I have the migraine “hangover” for more than a day. This morning I dreamed I was having auras and thought, in my dream, “well, shoot, I’m getting a migraine. I’d better take something.” Then I woke up, and I was actually in the middle of a migraine aura. Taking something didn’t help. I had to wait out the full-blown migraine. Only about an hour ago was I able to function halfway normally. That’s when the post migraine euphoria set in. It has, unfortunately, worn off now, and I just have the stupor and fog. I keep having to backspace and correct things in this comment, for example, because I can’t think or type right. And, like one of your commenters above, as soon as I woke up and knew I was having a migraine, I thought, “Well, great! That’s today shot!”

  15. Beverly says:

    I have been having aura migraines in my sleep for years. During this time the intensity of the aura has increased and even evolved. What used to be tesselating diamonds and sparkling lights has become geometric, 3-D, pulsating, rolling shapes with bright, lightening like, strikes of light.
    How do I know? I often wake up and what I used to think was a dream continues in the dark with my eyes open.
    The nighttime aura has become my old friend. I don’t get as anxious when it happens at night as in the daytime.
    I even enjoy the show, sometimes. It’s visually quite stunning. Like taking LSD for the first time.
    I have at least ten migraines a month. I’ve had complete medical and neurological testing. There is no explaination. I just live with it. There is the option of using Botox in my scalp. No thanks!
    I got here by googling “migraine aura at night”. Nice to know I’m not alone!

  16. Lori says:

    Nice to know I’m not alone! 🙂

  17. Mel says:

    I just woke up and found this posting which has been so helpful. I had a dream that I was in class and we had top put on a talent show. I’m way past being in school by the way! Anyway, as the teacher was calling people to the front, I remember having nothing planned. I remember being anxious. All of a sudden, I could see the migraine aura and thought this was not good. As soon as I woke up, I had it. I couldn’t believe it! I only get migraine auras but never in my dreams! This is why I went on the internet to search immediately if this was normal or if it had happened to anyone else. It’s so strange and horrible!

  18. Susanna says:

    I’m interested in this. I was dreaming I was skiing last night but the aura came on as it does, always preceding the pain so ihad to explain to my ski buddies that i needed to sit the next run out as I was half blind and I’d try to shift it with my pills and catch up with them later. I woke up to find I was actually experiencing the aura and had a race to find utterly useless paracetamol (pregnant so can’t take my almotriptan) in the hope I could stave off the worst before it took hold. Managed to get back to sleep but woke in agony 3 hours later. Fascinating it was in my dream though. How weird is that?!

  19. Alycon Pierce says:

    Last night was the first time I experienced an ocular migraine while asleep. My ocular migraines occur a few times a year (usually following eye strain or caffeine intake) and are not necessarily followed by headaches. This time I dreamt I was seeing a solid white “conversation bubble” (such as in a comic strip) off to the upper left, and then I awoke to “see” the zig-zag outline of an ocular migraine aura taking the same outline as that conversation bubble, as it continued to expand outward in all directions. Like the daytime ocular migraines, this one faded away within a half-hour, with no headache then, but a slight one upon rising. Glad to find this posting about others’ experiences with mid-sleep ocular migraines.

  20. Sujata says:

    I’ve had migraines since I was 12 but gradually the frequency has considerably reduced over the years.A stressful job could be a prime reason. Oflate I have started consuming fresh lime with hot water n honey which keeps my system more alkaline n helps cut down these attacks. Yes lemon though citric acid turns alkaline when it metabolises.Aura while sleeping has occurred twice lately but doesn’t both me much. It’s the fear of an attack which bothers more.

  21. Mel1234 says:

    I have had quite a few instances where I’ve dreamed I was having an aura and when I’ve woken it’s either still there or I’m in the migraine phase of the episode. I’ve had aura migraines for 25 years and they can be set off by lights, scents but mostly stress. When I’m particularly stressed I can get them daily. I can’t take most of the meds due to other medical complications and have to resort to codene or paracetamol and rest.

  22. Linda Kavish says:

    Thank you for proving I haven’t lost it. I woke to an optical migraine after dreaming I was having one, or so I thought, this morning. I don’t have any pain with these but sometimes I feel as if I have a stuffy head afterwards.

  23. Peggo says:

    I am new to this group, but not new to what they used to call “classic migraine.” I am 65, and have been getting them, always with aura, since I was 17. I woke up at three a.m. Today with a doozy of an aura. Took an imitrex, bye bye aura. The aura has always been disabling, zigzag moving wide bands taking over my vision. Driving is near impossible. The aura was a foreboding signal of the impending flaming knife pounding through my eye socket. I recently sought serious treatment for these migraines because they were happening almost daily. I suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2006, which made them much more intense. My doctor was great, imitrex works great, if I time it right, I avoid the pain part. I also learned that migraines are related to seizure disorders/epilepsy. My baby brother Bob died in a gran mal in 1977. My dad’s uncle and three current young relatives have epilepsy and are on medication and also have migraine. I am amazed at what they can do these days. They used to drug you up with Valium for your headache and depakote for seizures. Now depakote is used for migraine too. Hmmm. Relief is nice!

  24. Rosemary says:

    I used to get three day migraines pounding head, vomiting etc but now take feverfew daily and only get ocular migraines without pain. Just 20 min visual disruption with zigzagging patterns. Recently I’ve had these during sleep, waking up during the process. It is not part of any dream. I lie awake in the dark until it subsides and then go back to sleep. I was googling this when I found your page…glad I’m not the only one.

  25. Pat says:

    I am glad to find this website as I just recently started with the “sleep auras” and wasn’t sure what was happening. I have had migraines for years, but this was something new. Unfortunately, he triptan drugs do not work for me and have been using more traditional pain drugs. I am interested in Dave’s comments from last August where he mentions a “technique” that works for him. If Dave is till connected, I would like to know more. Has anyone had success with Dr. Sarno’s Tension Myosistis Syndrome protocols. Let’s keep this conversation going please.

  26. Takis says:

    I just had tonight an aura in my dream which finally appeared to be real. It is really unbelievable, how I was dreaming that I had an aura and realized in my dream that it takes long to go away. This made me possibly more stressed in my sleep and finally I waked up realizing that Aura was live and already ongoing. It got away after 10 min, as it was already big enough. In the morning after 4h, when I got up, while checking my mails a new one started which I had the pleasure to enjoy for 35 min until it dissapeared. This was my 3rd time with aura during sleep. The other two were during very stressful occasions of my life. This time I didn’t have stress , I only couldn’t sleep immediately and took me about 1h until my sleep starts. I suffer with Auras since I was 20years old (now 50) and in last 2 decades I experience only auras without the Headache. As in last year these episodes have increased from 1-2 per year to 10 per year, I am trying to correlate food with auras. I am keeping diary with all episodes. Majority are related with stress in work, fatigue from athletic exercise. However I have seen that eating string beans with patatos and sometimes oat bars, auras have been triggered . I would be also interested in technicques to stop the aura, as I am not using currently any medicine.

  27. Cheri says:

    In my dream last night I had a migraine with aura of lights. I remember not being able to make it stop. I woke with a terrible migraine I can shake.

  28. Sujata says:

    Hi I have been following these email strings as I’ve had migraines since I was 12. Today I am 45. Since the last couple of months I’ve started taking Vitamin B complex/Calcium with zinc & magnesium + Vit D tabs which have helped me considerably in reducing these attacks. My Vit D was at a terrible low of 5. Over the years I never really got it diagnosed. Migraines happen to different people due different reasons. No amount of Tabs for “migraines” really solve the root cause. However do need to point out that deficiencies in Vitamins & Minerals in the body should not be overlooked as a major root cause, Do get them checked.

  29. Naledi says:

    No one has said anything bout their auras being a repeatation” of an AURA. .I’m not sure how to describe this but my auras are always the same.. A flash of an event and than a song , all the time! T’s very strange! And another thing is If I’m gonna have auras I know a few days before that I’ll be having auras for the nxt 3 days or so. If I hv them whilst wth ppl I cannot move or talk although I’m aware that there are people around they seem to be talking from a distance..

  30. dyan says:

    I have had headaches since childhood, some for months at a time, then sometimes only a few bad ones a year. I dream frequently and vividly. A few years ago I started having aura, some with pain and some without. One of the first ones surprised me – I looked up and couldnt see half of my sons face. I started to panic until I saw the familiar oscilating noodle. (That one did end up in a pretty bad headache) This morning I became aware of the aura in a dream, and came awake seeing it. When I opened my eyes it was still there. Got up walked around, had some water and it was still there. I didnt take anything because the last 2 or 3 auras didnt have pain, but went back to sleep. I dreampt about it but I think it had faded away because the imagery in my dream was blurry and not vibrant, oscillating or at all similar to the previous dream. When I woke the second time, after about 45 minutes, it was gone and I only have a dull ache and naseau, so I decided to treat.

  31. Fiona says:

    Hi – this is the best information I’ve received on what’s been happening with me. I started with the ocular migraines last year – the small circle made up of zig zag black and white lines in my vision that grew and grew for about 20 mins and where it was I couldn’t see. After the 20 mins I would get a dull headache – not as bad as I would call a migraine. This happened a few times (first time freaked me out till researched), then nothing for months. About 6 weeks ago I woke up and I thought there was a creature moving rapidly up the wall, I soon realised that when I moved my eyes to focus on it – the ‘creature’ moved in exactly the same way and I realised it was an aura – this thing was like a weird circle with what looked like legs coming out of it. Frightened the life out of me. For a few days after that – the aura was different, each time, I’ve had what looks like a spinning cactus, a chandelier, a snowflake and other blobs, one looked like a cartoon squiggle (black). Can’t believe I’m actually typing this, but hope somebody will have had a similar experience, it does sound similar to Beverly above. I don’t recall an aura in my dreams, but my dreams are so vivid when I’m waking up with the auras. I have a dull headache but nothing to speak of. If anybody has similar would be grateful for any more info – as I say – it’s just when I wake up now and disappears when I fully wake and focus. I have been researching for weeks and was reading an article about something to do with the type of sleep you’re in when the migraine comes on – not sure if that could be anything, but I look forward to any information/advice. I went to my doctor not long after it started – he referred me to a specialist optician who said vision all fine so now back at the doctors on Thursday. I would be grateful for any info from anybody who wakes with similar weird auras. Thank you.

    • Chas says:

      I have these same things. They disappear as soon as I awake and get focused as well. I had a brain injury in 1975 with visual migraines that started not long after. These (also) dream related plus sleep related aura’s have just started in the past 2 months. I visited the doctor yesterday and had no real answer except to see an optomologist. I feel your pain and it debilitates people like me to be able to sleep. Did you ever find the cause or how to prevent it ? I’m afraid this is going to be one of those “have to deal with it” issues. I asked my Doc about anti-seizure meds but declined to put me on one.

  32. LF says:

    I just woke up about 30 minutes ago with an ocular migraine. All I ever have is the aura, no pain ever. These weird acephalgic migraines started for me on May 4th of this year, and I seem to have them a lot. But this was the first time I actually dreamed I was seeing an aura, and woke up with my eyes still closed and could see it, then opened my eyes and could still see it. My auras start with me only seeing half of things, and then I get a zigzag, rainbow colored, vibrating shape like a “C” in my vision that continues to grow until it’s gone. Today it was quite large by the time I woke up. My dreams were very vivid early this morning, and were about my mother in law lying and making my husband look like an idiot, and then someone I knew was in jail and escaped. Not sure if this helps anyone, but I’m so thankful to know I’m not the only one to experience this freaky phenomenon!

  33. Mike says:

    I dreamed last night someone shined a bright light on me. After that I was dreaming I was placing a license plate on a car for someone but I couldn’t see the holes. At that point I saw the zigzag and knew I was having a migraine. It woke me up and I ran to take immatrex and Aleve. I woke up in the morning with a slight headache. This was my second aura this week.

  34. Louise Smith says:

    I used to get terrible migraines very often – some periods they would be daily and would wipe me out for most of the day. Over the past few years though, the pain and nausea I used to get from a migraine have almost gone. I still get pain but either would describe it as a mild migraine or severe headache. I have always had aura’s, and they usually last for about 10-20 minutes, during which time i have to keep my eyes closed and wait for them to pass. The pain comes after that – although i tend to take pain killers as soon as the aura hits so the pain is masked. More recently (2 occasions I can remember within the last year) I have had an aura whilst dreaming and then woke up with a headache. In fact, it happened last night. On both occasions, the headache i had when i woke up was pretty bad and i felt nauseous and tired. its not pleasant having an aura whilst dreaming, its not pleasant having them whilst awake, but at least when awake i can close my eyes and not see anything. When dreaming your eyes are shut but you are still visualizing stuff which is probably what makes me feel sick.

  35. Matt says:

    I also just woke up in agony after dreaming about getting a migraine, it felt early on in my dream and my alarm for work woke me. They don’t usually hurt this much. My dreams were extremely vivid all night. The last thing I remember was someone plugging cables into my brain. I’ve dreamt of getting a migraine in my sleep at least 3 times in the past and always amazed that my dream was true. I’m 33 now.
    Probably shouldn’t have eaten all that cheese and chocolate before bed.

  36. Walt Clark says:

    I have had many aura migraines during sleep and while dreaming I was having aura then actually waking up in an ocular episode. These dreams incorporating me having aura usually cause the most severe migraines for me and the day is ruined feeling sluggish with unilateral pain on forehead. I have been having aura migraines for over 12 years . I keep a detailed log of each episode also detailing triggers that may bring on the onset. The triggers can vary from person to person my most frequent cause is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). My migraines may
    also be set off by flickering lights ( reflection from snow or water and fluorescent bulbs. The causes of migraines is not known but the sudden constriction of blood vessels which reduces blood flow to the eye is the most confirming reason for migraine auras.

  37. John Hatfield says:

    I wake up knowing I have had a migraine in my sleep because, after I have woken up, if I cough or sneeze, I get the characteristic sharp pain in my head. As the day progresses I feel generally rotten and depressed which is the symptom I get anyway after a day-time migraine. It takes two days to clear.
    With an awake migraine, I get the symptoms described but usually no conventional headache – but with an aura of course.

  38. Chrissa says:

    I just had my first night migraine with an arua. I was having a very stressful dream and noticed I was getting one. As others, my thought was “great, my day is shot”. I woke up and the zigzag pattern was still present. I’ve had migraines with arua since I was 17 (16 years now) and have noticed a change in symptoms over this time. When I was in my 20s I had aura without the pain. After the visual episode, the foggy fatigue would set in. Since I hit 30, these have progressed into pain as well. I’ve tracked them for awhile now and I noticed an increase in frequency while pregnant and while I’m under high stress. Though, I haven’t been able to pinpoint any other direct triggers. The migraine is bad but the anxiety after that I deal with for days or even weeks, is the worst. I’m always on high alert that I’m about to get another. In my line of work, Realtor, having an episode while with clients is very hard to explain and I’m very embarrassed. The past 2 years, I was only getting attacks about every 6 months but recently I’ve started to have them about once a week. I know I’m under a lot more stress lately but that has been subsiding more and more lately but the migraines have not. I am glad I found this post and feel more comfortable knowing I’m not alone.

  39. L. Singer says:

    I get a migraine with aura about six out of seven nights. It usually comes about two to three hours after I fall asleep. I wake from horrible nightmares and a super bright aura. If I close my eyes in th dark, all I can see is the bright white flipping and spinning aura.

    I’ve tried every available prophylactic except Botoxl I’m getting a CAT scan next week and then will try Botox.

    I miss sleep. I miss feeling rested. And I take way too many Imitrexes.

    I’ve never read of anyone else who has this.

    • Chas says:

      L. Singer: If you don’t mind, did you have your CAT and was anything found ?! I was almost tempted to ask my Doc about having one but I need to see the eye Doc before to rule anything else out. Mine happen within the time frame that yours do and I have no problems with this during the day, except when I have the visual migraines at daytime but this is at longer time frame than the “sleep” ones I have now. All of us have physical problems and I wish we didn’t but I guess it’s because we’re human. Thanks for your time.

  40. Shell says:

    I wish I could say no. I’ve always woken up with a migraine until last night which is why I’m online. Even though I’m two doses of zomig later and squinting right now – it scared me.
    I don’t have visual dreams. My dreams read like storytelling with the occasional picture or color. Last night, it was like a light show then lightning hit one side of my head. Scared me.

    • L. Singer says:

      I can say that the migraines aren’t an indication of anything like a tumour. Botox had no effect. I’m almost desperate enough to try getting my ear pierced. I used to love sleep.

  41. Naomi says:

    I just had an aura while taking a nap at about 3pm. It was different, like a orange light going through my right eye and the light pulsing down my optic nerve into my brain, in the dream. Woke up with massive ocular migraine and its still there, only on the right side. Its the first time it happened while I was asleep. Usually my vision splits, visible with both eyes, and looks like a clear line of crystals in a zig-zag pattern.

  42. Theresa Froese says:

    My experiences start like this; I’m asleep, always, I start having lightening fast dreams, jumping from subject to subject, then quickly turn to strobe lights. That wakes me up. My ears will be ringing very loudly and I’m having major visual disturbances. All geometric designs, all strobing. Everything is flat like I’m in a 2D state. It lasts anywhere from a minute to 30 minutes. It never turns into a migraine.

  43. L. Singer says:

    Mine are similar but I always have a migraine. Last night’s was particularly painful.

  44. Karen says:

    I am a silent migraine sufferer. I used to be a full blown migraine sufferer, having to get to the hospital after waking with them. I’d get a shot of fenigrine and stadall, get home to sleep it off. For some reason in my 53rd year of life those migraines stopped. In 2007, my first silent migraine happened when I was home alone. My legs became num and the numbness moved up my body. I found my phone and called my husband. By the time he arrived I could not talk or move. Because we only lived a block from the hospital, he took me in. I stayed in this state for a good 2 hours. I was flown to Mayo in Rochester, Mn. By the time I got there I had regained feeling in my extremities and could speak. Because I did not present as a life or death case, they sent me home at 11:30 that evening just as my husband arrived.
    Since then, I have my silent coming out of a nap. I am paralyzed from the neck down and cannot speak. These last anywhere from 30 min. To an hour. It’s a completely draining experience and I am worthless the next day, almost like a hangover with no pain. This latest one was two days ago. I’m finding these experiences are becoming farther apart.

  45. Jackie says:

    July 14 2017 started mine 2 years ago first very scary rushed to opticians , ok migraine with aura , had 1 the next year then slowly increased to now 2 in a week , last 2 just before bedtime 11oc pm 12.oc pm , one before that while sleeping 2pm , I do have a slipped vertebrae in neck and they did start when that started to be a problem, just feel very heady after muzzy and tired 😴, interestingly I usually wake up 2 times in the night and sleep restlessly, but when have them before bed sleep straight through like a log ? Obviously knocks me out . I too have looked at food but not sure that makes any difference maybe feeling tired contributes , and eye strain, perhaps but really don’t know , don’t take any medication for them , noticed just before and after stomach bit more upset then usual . So good to know not the only one , and feel for everyone who has these. Wishing all a little respite.

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