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doclewis

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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 some way related to congenital bicuspid aortic valve which I did have. Don't have any idea why the frequency is so dramatically increased post op. I had AVR and aneurysm repair five years ago. This is only problem I have had related to surgery or heart. It has been three weeks today since I had one. This is a rarity for me, so I guess I am overdue. Eat chicken daily. Maybe I should quit?
 

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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 some way related to congenital bicuspid aortic valve which I did have. Don't have any idea why the frequency is so dramatically increased post op. I had AVR and aneurysm repair five years ago. This is only problem I have had related to surgery or heart. It has been three weeks today since I had one. This is a rarity for me, so I guess I am overdue. Eat chicken daily. Maybe I should quit?
Trying cutting down your consumption of crude oil as well :)
 

Meathead TV

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Sheesh. Today was a migraine rarity for me. Double-duty. First one started about 1:30pm with the usual "Hmm, I can't quite see right" like glare or something was hiding some letters in what I was trying to read. Aura then came on & lasted the usual 20-30 minutes but it was a doozy, very very large shimmering lightning bolts. Then had a dull headache all day.

To my surprise (& disgust) at about 8:30, it started all goddam over again. Aura only lasted about 15 minutes that time but the headache is worse now. Am gonna go to sleep now or at least get in bed with the lights out. Thought I would post this first here b4 I do that though.

I blame this migraine, er migraines, on the fact that I had scrambled eggs for lunch, and chicken for dinner. Also that the new AC/DC album arrived in the mail today (but I felt too lousy to even listen to it). Crude oil is holding steady so I don't think that has anything to do with it. I would blame the full moon but there isn't one today, at least not here.
I've suffered from migraines since I was a child (migraine with aura). During my entire life I've only twice had migraine happen twice during the day, the last one just a few weeks ago. Pretty much exactly the same timetable as you had and I also had far worse headache after the second seizure.
 

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I am convinced about a link between vascular issues and migraine. I posted my symptoms (after my Bentall procedure) at the beginning of this thread back in 2019. They have not changed and I will get a migraine if I exercise too vigorously. It is difficult to believe that specialists in this field have not enough anecdotal evidence to proceed with some more structured field work to ascertain whether or not there is a link. I bring this to the attention of my cardiologist every year but to no avail and he seems not to want to discuss it further. I guess we just have to manage but its a shame for all the future sufferers!
 

doclewis

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I am convinced about a link between vascular issues and migraine. I posted my symptoms (after my Bentall procedure) at the beginning of this thread back in 2019. They have not changed and I will get a migraine if I exercise too vigorously. It is difficult to believe that specialists in this field have not enough anecdotal evidence to proceed with some more structured field work to ascertain whether or not there is a link. I bring this to the attention of my cardiologist every year but to no avail and he seems not to want to discuss it further. I guess we just have to manage but its a shame for all the future sufferers!
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 it with heart surgery. She thought it might be due to increased flow to brain after surgery. Blood flow to brain is controlled by sensors in the neck and with sudden change they do not respond different flow of blood.
 

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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 it with heart surgery. She thought it might be due to increased flow to brain after surgery. Blood flow to brain is controlled by sensors in the neck and with sudden change they do not respond different flow of blood.
Interesting take from your neurologist. How then to explain those of us who had them both before and after surgery? I've also heard theories of hormonal changes and barometric pressure changes. Endless theories and yet nothing clear.
 

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