Delayed Onset Migraine

Delayed onset migraine or “Late Life Migraine”, is a primary headache syndrome. Symptoms are similar to classic Migraine. However, onset is after the age of 50. Additionally, this type of migraine is associated with Aura without headache. The most common type of aura is visual aura. This aura classically begins as a small area of visual loss. It may either appear as a bright spot or as an area of visual loss. Duration is between five minutes to one hour. These visual auras are often followed by sensory aura ( abnormal sensations ), speech disturbances and or motor auras ( muscle weakness).

The Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology has exceptional providers to help diagnose and potentially treat this type of headache syndrome.

By: Jordan Shankle, PA