Acephalgic Migraine Has Disturbing Symptoms..


Acephalgic migraine is known by silent migraine, and migraine aura without headache to name several.

This migraine is one of the sub-types of complicated migraines, and strikes a small percent of migraine sufferers.

If you're searching because of weird migraine symptoms or these haven't been had before, go to a headache specialist or at least a neurologist. Transient ischemic attacks or mini strokes have similarities to these migraines. We want you to be safe.

That said, there are four phases of a Migraine attack, and you'll not necessarily have all four. They are the prodrome, aura, headache, and postdrome. Information on all four phases is on the page above. With acephalgic migraines the headache "pain" phase is taken out of the four phases.


There's three migraine phases left in this migraine.

With acephalgic headache any one of the three phases can be experienced. And the next migraine attack can be different from the last. Did you know that out of the ones that have migraine pain with aura or classic migraines, about half of them have had migraines without headaches which would be called an acephalgic migraine? Migraines overlap on some sufferers.

There's no diagnostic test to confirm that anyone may suffer with migraine disease.

The diagnosis comes from reviewing both sides of the family such as Mom and Dad, and your medical history, evaluating symptoms explained to them, and then giving a through exam to rule out other causes of the symptoms that has been described to them. What's described to the headache specialist is very important. Don't leave out one detail.

For instance, my wife told her doctor that her right eye waters when her head hurts, and he said he was glad she told him that. The diagnoses was different. Don't take migraines lightly.

The symptoms of acephalgic migraine are.

All of these these migraine symptoms may not be present. The usual migraine symptoms experienced in a common or classic migraine such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and mood changes and also the migraine aura may not be there. This is a rare migraine, and the symptoms to it may be:

  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Not being able to think well
  • Even not being able to talk
  • Burning, and tingling may be present somewhere in the body.

You see why this sub-type migraine has symptoms that can be experienced in strokes. That's why a very good headache doctor should check this out. Some doctors may not make the right call. Write all the symptoms down and give the list to the doctor.

Many times people are misdiagnosed because the person can't explain to the doctor well enough, or leaves out something, or the doctor doesn't ask his patient something that will help him make the right diagnose. Called miss communications.

The treatment for acephalgic migraine is with Nsaids.

They're sometimes referred to as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents. The most common are:

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen

If acephalgic migraine is left untreated, the field of vision may be lost. It's not something to ignore and not have diagnosed or treated.

If the doctor calls it a migraine aura without headache, amigrainous migraine, or isolated visual migraine, he's referring to the same thing. It's also called a neurological syndrome.

Preventive medicines may be prescribed if this type of migraine gets to the place where they're disrupting. These medicines may keep the attacks in line.

Thanks for reading

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