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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    My experience similar. I am five years post op and 75 years old. I have not been as successful as you in eliminating triggers. These mlgraines are still a significant factor in my life. Exercise is definitely a tigger. I walk on the beach five miles. I have had to slow down and walk shorter...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    It was very slowly over five years. It was almost exactly one year before I went a whole week without episode.
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    Most of us who have posted on this thread have had them before and after surgery. Difference being that they are far more frequent after surgery. An explanation posted before is that there must be some change in the brain related to the surgery that makes brain much more sensitive to triggers...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    As I have posted previously, I too get aura if I exercise to vigorously. I have discussed this with my cardiologist, and with heart surgeon. Neither had ever heard of this. I saw a neurologist who said she had seen same thing in patients who have had carotid endarterectomy but had never seen...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    Use to have a lexus, but that didn't help
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    Hmm, I think we are related :). Again sounds like same thing I have had before with two a day rarely. Haven't had this for a couple of years though. As I mentioned before the "postdrome" of the migraines have been less the last year or so. I also think that these ocular migraines are in...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I smiled when I read your post about first migraine aura because I had such a similar experience. When about 14 I was out running through some woods with other kids playing some type of game and when it came on, I too ran inside very upset and told my mother. She said she had these since...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I have spoken with heart surgeon, pcp, neurologist, ophthalmologist, and cardiologist. All say they don't have any idea why this has happened, but have never heard of it being related to heart surgery. Neurologist did say she has seen this occur with opening stenosed carotid artery and felt...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    Freebird, My experience is remarkably similar to yours. I was on beta blocker preop for aneurysm. Post op it was decreased because blood pressure too low. Beta blockers are a medication sometimes recommended for frequent migraines so I went back up on the dosage but it has not made any...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    It has been almost a year since I have been to this website. I have posted several times regarding these silent migraines or ocular migraines or aura without migraine. Briefly had these since adolescence with no headache since 30's. Now 76. 5 years post AVR with Edwards bovine valve. Marked...
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    Vertigo, Visual Disturbances and 'wobbly' feeling

    I have read all the posts on this thread. Have not looked back at all the other threads that the phenomena of migraine auras after surgery has been discussed. Wanted to repeat my experience and update. Hx of migraines with aura which were severe since age 14. Occurred only once or twice a...
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    Palpitations Felt In Throat

    I have noticed ever since my surgery (bovine edwards valve and aneurysm repair) that when I am still and quiet I can feel my heart beat in my chest. Often wondered why. When I move around or I am doing anything, I do not notice it.
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    85 Silent Migraines Since Surgery 10/2018

    I read your post for first time today. I have posted regarding my "silent migraines" several times and have periodically followed the various migraine threads on this site. Very briefly there has been no one who has posted a good idea as to why this seems to occur after valve replacement and...
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    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I have had same symptom since adolescence, only difference is the frequency. Most who have posted here relate same time frame. As with protime, I had auras long before heart trouble detected on echo. In my case over forty years. Why wouldn't calcium get better after valve replaced rather...
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