I am a vivid reader of this forum after I found it 1.5 years ago when searching for folks with similar conditions. I got my PFO closed in Sept 2019. Things went quite ok, no big dramma. In the first half a year after procedure there were few extra palpitations here and there and from time to time some uncomfortable feeling in the chest, but could be psychological, not sure.
In any case, before the treatment I often had strong headaches, probably once in a month, some really bad migraine like headache, where only ibuprofene could help. Sometimes I experienced aura, probably once in a year or in half a year, but with absolutely no headache.
Well, after the PFO closure the bad headache went pretty much away. In last 1.5 years I had it only once and this is also because I really had bad sleep in multiple days in a row and was a bit stressed, but with a bit of neck massage it got away. So one can probably say that I am headache free now, hopefully it stays like this (finger crossed).
In any case, what worries me is the fact that I got a bit more aura symptoms now. The scary part is when I stopped taking aspirin daily, then for few weeks afterwards I got aura mostly weekly. I did so for a month to collect enough evidence, and then started to take aspirin again and aura didn’t appeared anymore.
The most scary part is that I once saw aura in my dream, during the night. I recall in the dream talking to my son explaining to him that I see aura with all that blinking triangles and cannot drive the car. Guess, what, I woke up from this dream and I had aura for real, right at the same development stage as it was in the dream So to me this means this is not something with eyes, but literally something in the brain.
I am not even 100% sure what my question actually is. I mean, I need to talk to the doctor about this, this is for sure, but somehow feels like sharing this with others who went through ASD/PFO closure would help a bit, not sure. Hence, I was wondering, anybody experiencing a change in how often aura symptoms appears before/after the closure? Anybody knows/studied more about this symptom? Just want to hear some opinions/comments.
thanks folks in advance,