Sensory Aura

Sensory Aura is a common subtype of aura associated with Migraines. Typically, it follows a visual aura within minutes, but not always. This particular aura can be described as tingling sensations in upper or lower extremities and or abnormal sensations on the face.

If the tingling migrates from one limb to another or from different sides of the face, numbness is left in its wake that may last up to 1 – 2 hours. Tingling sensations can occur inside the mouth and affect taste buds on your tongue.

Like most Auras this type develops gradually over no more than 5 minutes. Treatment with a specific migraine abortive, at the earliest onset, is essential to preventing the symptoms from progressing into a severe migraine attack.

By: Jordan Shankle, PA