Migraine with aura accounts for 20-30% of those suffering with migraines. An aura is often the warning sign that a migraine is about to happen. The most common form of aura is a visual aura, followed by sensory disturbances and less commonly speech disturbances, however there are no motor weaknesses associated with this migraine type. 

Auras will commonly last for no longer than one hour and the symptoms are completely reversible. A common migraine will then shortly follow the conclusion of the aura. 

Visual disturbances can include: 

  • Flashes of light
  • Blind spots
  • Zig zag lines
  • Shimmering spots or stars
  • Changes in vision or vision loss

Sensory disturbances can include:

  • Pins and needles
  • Numbness

in through the face, down one arm and/or leg. 

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