For years I have been suffering from daily headaches. Nothing neurologists (seen 5 over the years) have done has helped me. I even had sinus surgery as sinus problems can cause migraines, but it did not get rid of my headaches, though I do breathe better. The only medication that temporarily relieves the pain is the OTC aspirin/Tylenol/caffeine. At first I was told I was having simple migraines. But I have questioned that. Last year I saw an episode of Mystery Diagnosis where a woman suddenly developed severe headaches that never seemed to go away. She finally went to a neurologist who sent her to a cardiologist who discovered she has a PFO. Recent research suggests PFO’s can cause migraines. I finally decided to consult a cardiologist to see if this could be my problem. He ordered an echocardiogram with a bubble test. The bubble test revealed I have a small PFO. My doctor then informed me he had never heard of the PFO/migraine connection. Besides the TV program, I had also read an article on the subject on WebMD, and so I told him to go there and he found the article. My doctor does not treat PFO’s but another doctor in the practice does. So he is going to consult with the other doctor. But my story is I educated a cardiologist about the PFO/migraine link. I taught a doctor something he did not know.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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