For many years I had migraines once or twice a month, lasting 3 or 4 days each. No auras. Then about 20 years ago the headaches stopped and I had no headaches of any kind after that, but a very occasional ocular event came along. Then a year ago, after being put on three heart meds (afib-related) I started having really unnerving mental events that I hardly know how to describe. A sudden sense of confusion and unreality, as though someone had reached into my brain, grabbed a handful of random confusing memories, and scattered them into the here and now, giving me the feeling that I had just experienced them, even though I knew I hadn't. Along with this came a ominous sense of doom and gloom.
At the same time I started having daily ocular auras, frequent mild headaches, and occasional brief double vision. After a CtScan, Brain MRI, one-hour EEG and 48-hour EEG, I was assured that my brain was fine and was told by three doctors that I wasn't going crazy. That was some comfort!
In the year since, these frightening mental experiences have mercifully lessened (only very occasional now and milder), headaches have stopped, and ocular auras come and go only infrequently. However, I have started to notice that when I do get even a hint of of one of the mental events, it is often followed and hour or two later by an ocular aura. It has taken me a long time to pick up on the possible connection. If I thought that the weird mental events are simply migraine-connected they would certainly lose their punch. Would be extremely interested in hearing if anyone has has had similar experiences and have found that they are simply a harmless aspect of migraine aura. Thanks to all who have waded through all the above! I look forward to any input!