Published: August 21, 2019
Updated: September 23, 2021
Migraine aura without headache, sometimes referred to as “silent migraine,” does not feature any head pain.
By Dr. Jennifer Robblee
Headache can be a common migraine symptom. But not all forms of migraine come with headache. “Migraine aura without headache”—previously known as “acephalgic migraine” and sometimes called “silent migraine”—is when someone has a migraine aura without any head pain.
Despite a lack of head pain, migraine aura without headache is still disabling for those who live with it. It also has its own set of considerations for diagnosis and treatment. The following is a breakdown of the basics of this form of migraine.
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