Migraine Aura

by Gill Knox
(New Zealand)

My Own Light Show - Digital artwork

My Own Light Show - Digital artwork

Digital artwork, set against one of my own photos depicting what I see during the migraine aura

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Apr 22, 2013
Treatment for this condition...
by: Anonymous

I have suffered with this exact condition for over five years... then one day I read a sinus doctors web page who said all migraine headaches were a sinus infection of one cause or another... so I started squirting antibiotics up my nose the condition is now gone... first it got worse then much better!

take it for what you will

Jan 03, 2013
migraine med
by: sue

I suffered very badly with all those symptoms also but I find that I can sail through them now if I take 2 and a half dissolve in water painkillers. Solpeideine works great.Previously I had used tablets or capsules but the dissolve in water ones attack it much quicker and are much more effective. I also take two tablets for naseau as soon as i begin to feel sick (domerid). I still expierence the symptoms but on a much lighter scale, but I don't thro up anymore! Anyone who hasn't tried this should. You may never look back!

Apr 26, 2011
migraine aura
by: Anonymous

exactly as it happens and then numbness on one side at the finger tips also...glad to hear others have this too . I was scared it was a stroke but it lasted like less than five minutes...also make it difficult to pick up things on that side too

Apr 22, 2011
From Gill Knox, artist
by: Anonymous

This is the artist who owns the above artwork and image. This image is copyright and there will be a charge for its use in any form. Please contact the artist (google my name for my site details) to arrange permission for use. Many thanks.

Feb 17, 2011
by: Roman

Had the same thing today for the first time. Only rotated 90" CW.

Jan 08, 2011
JUST like it!
by: Anonymous

VERY GOOD DEPICTION. It is very close to the one I did. Take a look.. you'll be surprised.

Jul 28, 2010
migraine with aura
by: andrea

i have the worst damn migraines! i get the aura, which tells me i have an hour to get to a safe place for domesday. The aura fells like im in another world and like im not really seeing what im looking at, definately left lower feild of vision is gone. Then the stabbing, radiating agony starts upon which i throw up, and cant listen to even the slightest noise. about 3hours later, i have a dull pressure in my head; the aftermath of the storm.

Inadequate sleep, Caffeine, stress, high carb diet, hormonal changes,low vitamin and fatty acid intake, and alcohol.
If i add 2 or more of these together, i can almost be certain im getting one soon. its dehabilitating.

I hope this helps others. i work in a hospital and my boss advised me to see a neurologist.

Apr 12, 2010
Can I use your image?
by: Mike Mullan

Dear Gil Knox

I am a food scientist and owner of the Dairy Science and Food Technology website (www.dairyscience.info). I intend to write a brief article on the involvement of foods in migraine headaches. I would appreciate your permission to use your aura picture as an illustration of what some headache sufferers experience. I will attribute your image correctly and reference you and your site.

Best wishes


Dr Mike Mullan

Mar 09, 2010
From the artist!
by: Gill

Hi, Gill here, this is my artwork.
I agree it is unbelievable at first! I too did not have headaches with these, but prob because I guessed what it was and took painkillers straight away. Funnily enough, I never had a headache ever, till I was over 20 with the flu. I only got these aura for about 3 months, a few years back.Thanks everyone for your feedback, perhaps I should do more artworks, since I renmber these so well....

Mar 08, 2010
so glad I found this
by: Anonymous

Oh my God. THAT'S what that is! I have had several of these over the years, and in fact, I'm having one right now (fading now). The first time it happened I was taking an Algebra test in school and I couldn't read the paper the test was written on. I told the teacher about it and she did not believe me. Even my parents said "you're imagining it, it's all in your head."

I wasn't imagining it, it was real.

The odd thing is, I don't get the headache after wards.

Mar 04, 2010
auras of the world unite
by: flysounds

I am so relived to find that more
ppl suffer from this bizarre phenomenon .

First time it happened to me i thought
I am having a brain damage or some kind of stroke
and rushed to hospital to no avail .

I get usually just the flickering madness + a tad of
depression but not the full headache.

now i just wait quietly for it to pass.

Did you guys find any constant triggers that cause
it - i haven`t though i tried....

anyways - have fun :)

Tel aviv

Feb 25, 2010
by: Anonymous

these are my auras too...only on my left side...its pretty cool...i feel like im on acid

Oct 13, 2009
by: jolo

With my auras the setting has thankfully and mostly been my lounge...not as pretty a venue as your picture. Except of course when I hwad one whilst driving to a dental appointment!!Don't ask!!!Along with the aura comes a feeling that there is something in the way to my left...and then the scintillating zig zag images appear in an arc as you have depicted so well. The scintillating shapes obliterate as lot of my vision and I usually end up squinting or closing my eyes and waiting for it to pass. It does pass after on average an hour but I always feel tired after it. And sometimes I get the added bonus of creeping numbness in my fingers (one side) which travels up my arm. Along with that can come numbness of my top lip and nostril...wow the fun never ends!! To top the lot sometimes my tongue joins in the numb fun.Thanks for showing everyone a small part of a migraine......the rest is a personal ride into short lived madness..thanks goodness.

Mar 19, 2009
Similar to mine
by: Elizabeth

My auras are really colorful and vibrant but they are shaped like yours. I'm just glad I don't get the pain. I do get the deflation and depression though along with anxiety before.

Oct 10, 2008
by: jon

yeah, thats really disturbing, thats the closest things ive ever seen while not having the aura, to the actual thing...

Sep 30, 2008
Hard to look at
by: James E

I think anyone that sees this will find this picture hard to look at. it is so acurately depicted that it almost feels like youre looking at a plant while having the aura in real life. This is an excellent piece!

Mar 23, 2008
by: Staci Dever

This is the most accurate representation of my aura that I have ever seen...thank you

Dec 02, 2007
Looks familiar
by: James

Excellent depiction of an aura. Well done!

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