I have learned so much from reading all the posts concerning PFO closure that I decided to join the forum and ask for help. My 29 year old daughter begin suffering from daily migraines with aura in June. She had a brief episode of numbness and slurred speech which passed. She had an MRI, CT scan and went to the ER six times and was admitted once. She experienced vomiting, dizziness, double vision and other visual disturbances. After six weeks of this she suffered from a brain stem and multiple cerebellar strokes. She was diagnosed with a PFO two days later after all other tests ruled out any other cause of the strokes. She did not have an aura in the six weeks and three days between her strokes and her PFO closure. She has now had three auras since the procedure (Wednesday, September 1st) and she is scared that the whole thing is starting again. I have read some posts that people have suffered from migraines after their closures but most people say they have been free of them. Any advice you can give would help her (and me!) tremendously. We are seeing her cardiologist on Thursday and will definitely ask him about it.
Thank you all!