(Image from Stunt Granny.)
I've been getting migraines since my early 20s. Atypical, i believe the cause was an accident with concussion when i was 11. Largely they are much helped by CranioSacral Therapy (& sometimes caffeine).
Today i had a visual disturbance (kind of flashy/zig-zaggy lights in the center of my vision which distorted what i was trying to read & as time went by it kept moving more & more peripherally; i think it was mostly in my right eye, but can't be sure) that lasted about 15 minutes. I had the doc give me a chiropractic adjustment almost right away. About half an hour later i developed a migraine. But atypical to me. LEFT sided (99.9% of the time i usually have right sided migraine). Usually they are in my R temple, but this was L in the frontal bone above my eye orbit. I had him check my neck again. But the headache remains.
I didn't recognize the aura for what it was until the migraine occurred. Having never had one before.
This is new to me. Nothing to freak out about, although it felt freaky. But something to keep an eye on in case this continues & i'll need to be re-assessed. Or get more CS. :)
I just read at "About.com" that a migraine is NOT a headache. (Sure feels like it to me!) Says that migraine is a neurological disorder. Ok, still hurts.
Think i'll go find some caffeine & lie down.