Posted 6/17/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -6)
I am new to the forum, and I am a 26 year old female. I have a PFO with a atrial septal aneurysm, both of which were found in 02/09. I have been seeing neurologists and doctors for as long as I can remember, due to migraines with aura. Mine actually act like strokes where one half of my body goes numb, my vision goes, my speech slurs, my actual cognitive skills can be hindered (I can see a chair, and not be able to think of the word for it), and I get an intense migraine. Finally one neurologist sent me to see a cardiologist and they found a 7mm PFO with a atrial aneurysm. I was measuring at a >>5 when the transcranial was done.
They decided to close the hole with an Amplatzer Cribriform Occluder, and the closer was performed in 08/09. I had my one week, my one month check up, and my 6 month check up, and I was cleared. On my six month I told my doctor about some discomfort and pain I was having, and showed him where, and he said that that is where my device is located. He also said that because of the shape of my hole and the ASA, they were not able to clover the entire area. It would still wiggle.
I have been experiencing quite a bit more pain and discomfort lately. Has anyone else had this happen? What have been your experiences with having both a PFO and an atrial aneurysm?
Thank you so much!!