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  • HCM and Migranes -- any connection?

    [HCM and Migranes -- any connection?]

    Author: Shannon Santagate (---.galileo.com)

    Date: 01-23-02 13:58

    My family has an interesting history with HCM. My father had it. Of his four children 3 have/had it. Of his 6 grandchildren only one has it so far, but most are too young to be tested. My question, though is about migraines. Everyone in my family who has HCM also has Migraines. Everyone who doesn't have HCM has never had a migraine. I always thought this was interesting and maybe just a little TOO coincidental! It seems like there must be a connection. So, I would like to know about all of you. Do you have migraines along with your HCM?

    Thanks for your input!

    Shannon

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    [Re: HCM and Migranes -- any connection?]

    Author: cynthia (---.nas48.philadelphia1.pa.us.da.qwest.n)

    Date: 01-24-02 18:28

    I've been having migraines since I was about 14. I was diagnosed at age 2 and am now 35. I had open heart surgery at age 10. I never thought about a connection between the two. Would be interested in hearing from others here.

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    [Re: HCM and Migranes -- any connection?]

    Author: Tim (---.demon.co.uk)

    Date: 01-25-02 07:22

    Dear Shannon

    I too have migraines. However it would appear that I am the only person in my family who has HCM or who has any septum thinkening. My Mum and her sister do have migraine attacks so perhaps I have another faulty gene! I have found that taking 25mg of standardised feverfew a day has reduced the frequency and severity of the attacks. It would be interesting to know it your symptoms clear up after your ablation in April?

    Yours

    Tim

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    [Re: HCM and Migranes -- any connection?]

    Author: Elizabeth (---.fuse.net)

    Date: 01-30-02 11:21

    Dear Shannon,

    I began suffering migraines when I started having arrhythmias due to HCM 8 years ago. Since my Myectomy in July, 2001, I have not had a migraine, or any arrhythmias. I have discussed this phenomenon with Dr. Lever from the Cleveland Clinic and he thinks there is probably a connection. I think this question would make a great study.

    Let me know what you find out.

    Elizabeth

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    [Re: HCM and Migranes -- any connection?]

    Author: Amy Woods (164.119.203.---)

    Date: 01-31-02 15:43

    After having the alcohol ablation about 4 yrs ago, my migrains have nearly ceased. If I do get one (which is very rare) it's not nearly as bad as they were.

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    [Re: HCM and Migranes -- any connection?]

    Author: Sue (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 02-03-02 21:49

    Lets figure this out!!!!!!! My son has HOCM. I was tested when he was diagnosed also his father. Neither of us have it. I suffered migranes as a child. I went without any for better than 10 years. I recently have had one. My son on the other hand never has.

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    [Re: HCM and Migranes -- any connection?]

    Author: DAVID (---.NIPR.MIL)

    Date: 02-13-02 12:58

    I was diagnosed with HOCM in Aug 2001; I believe that I too have been having migraines. My vision gets blurred for about 20 minutes, but I do not have headache pains. My symptoms are blurred vision distortions that look like heat waves. My doctor thinks that it might be the meds causing this condition.

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    [Re: HCM and Migranes -- any connection?]

    Author: Amber (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 03-10-02 22:26

    Hi everyone..

    I too have HCM and an AICD implanted. I have also experienced Migraines since I was about the age of 11 and now I'm 22. I'm not sure if there is a direct connection, but was told that the beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers should assist with eliminating them. So far its been about a year without a migraine. Please email if anyone has any interesting developments concerning this.

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    [Re: HCM and Migranes -- any connection?]

    Author: ajsully (---.bna.bellsouth.net)

    Date: 03-12-02 01:51

    Hi to all the migraine suffers! Before being diagnosed with HCM I had migraines so bad that I would blackout. After starting medication for HCM they are very seldom. I wonder if these are a type of TIA? Does anyone else have symtoms of numbness in hands, feet, face just before or during the headache episode. Here s one more question does anyone notice after one of the episodes, a broken vein or nasty bruise on the leg, or a bloody nose, or my most common one a broken vein in the eyeball? The doctors say that these episodes are migraines but I wonder if it could be small blood clots. Any thoughts?

    Amy

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    [Re: HCM and Migranes -- any connection?]

    Author: Shannon Santagate (---.galileo.com)

    Date: 03-14-02 12:37

    Hi Amy.

    I often do have numb fingers, hands, or lips before a migraine. But I have never noticed a broken vein anywhere afterward.

    If I was a medical researcher this topic would be my next project!!

    Shannon
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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