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Is what I'm seeing Auras?

i got my wisdon tooth pulled today and i was prescribed vicodin This is my first time ever taking it and i think im seeing what people call auras
Its like a zig-zag pattern but in a half moon type area to the left of whatever i look at.
is this ok?
i do suffer from mingrains but i never get auras so i know this isn’t mingrain induced. is this from the vicodin? is this normal?


  1. That does sound like a migraine aura, the zig-zag patterns are classic. You can have the visual aura without the migraine.
    I don’t think you should have posted this in the parapsychology section though – different kind of aura!

  2. its the opiates. everytime i have taken pain meds i see flashes of color in low light situations and when i close my eyes. its normal atleast for me and i have never seen ill affects with my vison after the vicodin wears off.

  3. This is a combination of the drug and your body’s reaction to, what is basically, an injury. Your brain signals are used to you having migraine type phenomenon so is using that to warn you of the pain you should be having but aren’t because of the drug.

  4. An aura is the physical manifestation of the electric field surrounding all matter; be it person, animal, plant or object. For example, when we see pictures of Jesus Christ we see a light around him. This is an aura.
    Millions of Americans experience migraines, a type of headache that’s often severe and can be disabling. In most cases, migraines occur without warning signs. However, some people who get migraines experience a variety of mostly visual sensations that come before, and sometimes accompany, the pain of a migraine attack – a condition called migraine with aura.
    Most often, a migraine with aura is characterized by visual disturbances such as flashes of light, zigzagging patterns or even blind spots. However, a migraine with aura may also be accompanied by other sensations, such as numbness or tingling in parts of your body, and speech problems.
    Visual auras are most common. A visual aura is like an electrical or chemical wave that moves across the visual cortex of your brain. The visual cortex is the part of your brain that processes visual signals. As the wave spreads, you might have visual hallucinations
    The best-known visual aura is called a “fortification spectrum” because its pattern resembles the walls of a medieval fort. It may start as a small “hole” of light, sometimes-bright geometrical lines and shapes in your visual field.


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