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migraine aura related

By Anonymous November 23, 2015 - 5:09am
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I may also suffer from the above said causes.I am very confused about myself i have a same problem as you tell us that while conversation one may not be able to speak even if he know what to speak....rohit swaroop from india

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Hello Rohit Swaroop,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to our community with your concern.

Are you currently seeing a physician for migraines?

"Migraine with aura" is a relatively new name for the less common type of migraine headache. Aura refers to feelings and symptoms you notice shortly before the headache begins. These early symptoms are also called a prodrome.

This article, Why Can’t I Type or Speak? Scary Symptoms that Can Accompany Migraine with Aura, http://www.empowher.com/migraine/content/why-can-t-i-type-or-speak-scary-symptoms-can-accompany-migraine-aura, addresses the inability to speak or aphasia that some individuals experience during a migraine aura.

It is now understood that migraine aura is the result of an electrical wave that pulses across the brain called spreading cortical depression. As the unusual electrical wave spreads across the brain, our neurons fire in an abnormal way and our brains can become confused.

We see things that aren’t there. We may feel, hear or smell things that aren’t there too. Even our sense of time and space may be altered. As the spreading cortical depression hits the parts of our brains responsible for these and other functions, such as language, we experience strange aura symptoms.

I hope this information is helpful.

November 23, 2015 - 9:33am
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