Monday, June 13, 2011

Migraines, Anyone?

Any migraine sufferers out there? I've been one since my first migraine hit when I was in 3rd grade. However, many of you know that a few years ago I took part in a clinical trial exploring the connection between migraines and a common, often undetected heart defect called patent foramen ovale (PFO). To make a long story short, I was one of the "roll-in" patients for this area, so I knew for sure that I got the PFO closure device when I went to St. Joe's for my catheterization procedure. Unfortunately, due to lack of money, the trial was shut down soon after that. Though I still get the occasional migraine, I don't get nearly as many as I used to. I believe that closing my PFO eliminated one of my triggers. The jury is still out, but the research is promising.

Lately I've been seeing ads on TV for a similar trial. Just thought I'd mention it, so if you'd like more information, go to

And if you'd like to hear more about my experience with the procedure, I'm happy to share!

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