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Classic Migraines

Sufferers of classic migraines will find this classical migraine treatment information for the migraine with aura, and discover how the Beyond Headaches technique will improve their situation. There is classic migraine relief.

What is the Migraine with Aura?

A migraine is a migraine right? Not so fast, Migraine with aura is often referred to as a Classic Migraine.

The name makes it sound better than others. Really, the only thing better about this type of migraine headache is what you could say about poisonous snakes. The one thing that makes rattle snakes slightly better than others is that the rattler gives you a slight “heads up” that it is about to ruin your life.

This is the case with the classic migraine. Typically one does get a warning of what is about to happen.

The Warning of an Oncoming Migraine

Less than half an hour before the actual pain begins, the individual experiences “aura.”

Aura usually involves visual sensory illusions, such as jagged bands of light obscuring vision, or a shimmering light around the edges of objects.

Other senses, such as hearing and smell, may also be affected. The aura is a neurologic condition that some strongly believe is tied into a vascular condition of the visual cortex of the brain.

After the aura has passed, the next thing to follow is typically the same symptoms that the unfortunate who endure common migraine.

Migraine Prodrome

Sixty percent of migraine sufferers experience prodrome, a series of symptoms that precede the actual headache. Some who have prodrome mistakenly consider the symptoms as an “aura.”

Prodrome symptoms may occur days before actual pain hits. Prodrome symptoms vary among migraine suffers. Understanding and being able to identify prodrome characteristics may allow some migraine sufferers to predict approximately when their migraine will begin.

  • stiff neck
  • dizziness
  • lack of appetite
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • photophobia
  • sound sensitivity
  • increased urination
  • fatigue
  • depression and irritability
  • difficulty performing mental tasks
  • feeling cold
  • hyperactivity
  • thirst
Migraine Aura

About twenty percent of migraine sufferers experience migraine aura, a phase characterized by changes in visual perception. Auras usually occur five to twenty minutes prior to the actual headache, so they don’t provide as much warning as the prodrome phase.

Visual symptoms of aura pertaining to classic migraines, include seeing flashing lights, geometric patterns that obscure vision, or even the temporary loss of half of the visual range.

A bright rim of light often rings this temporary area of visual loss. Often the individual sees shimmering lights around the edges of objects. Photophobia is also common.

While visual perception is most often associated with the aura phase, other senses may also be affected. For instance, experiencing odd smells or hearing non-existent sounds during the aura phase is not unusual.

Other migraine aura symptoms difficulty speaking, or even a temporary loss of the ability to speak are also possible.

Are you ready to navigate your way out of this useless aspect of your life? 

Learn the 3 most useful Self-Help Tips when dealing with CLASSIC MIGRAINES
from Dr. Finnigan, the author of Life Beyond Headaches.

Classic Migraines