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Anybody else's migraine "auras" ("pre-migraine" symptoms) appear as extreme sleepiness?

Mine do…
I get extremely sleepy… then if i don’t go straight to sleep, I develop a slight headache. Then if I don’t take anything for it, I’ll wake up in the night or early morning and the headache has turned to a throbbing/pounding sensation.
Anybody else with symptoms like these?


  1. I get the light “aura” that blots out part of my vision. About 15 minutes after the “aura” has gone away a migraine will slam me if I have not taken something. About the only thing that works for me is ibuprofen and caffeine. I have tried the migraine medicines including some strong prescriptions that do nothing for me.
    I do feel sluggish when they are coming, but I think that is just my body’s way of dealing with the sensory overload I get with the aura. Darkness and quiet will speed up my recovery, but are not required.
    Keep trying different things to see what helps you with your headaches. The best that doctors can do is recommend different drugs and see what happens (in my case anyway).
    Good Luck.

  2. Like JJ I would get blind spots in my vision, but I would also get very sleepy. Most of the time I was able to find a quite dark room to rest in until my medication started working. If I tried to fight the sleepiness I would usually end up getting extremely sick and eventually pass out.

  3. We have treated 15 & 20 yrs Migrains.
    There is no medicine for H/A OR MIGRAINE. Not only these but for almost all painful diseases. Hence they become chronic.
    Acidity, excessive wind, cold , heat, sour food and sinusitis, constipation, intestinal inflammation;
    Blockage in the flow of Vital Energy are their causes. None of them can be treated with medicine. Our 100% success in treating migraine &H/A confirms it.
    Acupuncture is the best treatment. I can treat it with naturopathy and YOG, but how can you manage pl see.
    Avoid late sleeping if possible;spicy, sour, stale bakery foods and alcohole.
    Sweet foods, sweet fruits, milk with sugar at bed time preferably or meals, rice and good sleep will help you.
    But you try one herbal remedy- two drops of drumstick leaves’ juice in opposite nostril if one side pains and both nostrils if full H/A will give you rescue. Betel leaf helps but it isvery strong.
    R.H. — 19, Jhulelal Society, Sector — 2/E, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, INDIA


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