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I had gotten one migraine a year since age 19 until I was 41 and had a heart attack. Since then (I am now 47 ) I have gotten migraines constantly and I am at my wits end. Do you think It is related to the MI, possibly a vascular issue? I have had 2 neurologists who say no, and my cardiologist says no, but how can this be coincidental? I took Topamax with some help for 2 years but then started severely losing my hair. Now on Zonegran for over a year and I am getting strange numbness in my arm waking me at night followed by headache, also feel like I always have a headache and vertigo. I am beside myself and can barely function at my job. I need help! Kelly.
Although there are 300 medical and surgical conditions that have a tie to headaches and Migraines, TIA, strokes, and myocardial infarction (MI) are on the list. I'd seek a Migraine and headache expert knowledgeable in the ins-and-outs of cardiovascular issues ...
Heart disease is a lifestyle disease. Yes, there are genetic or hereditary factors that play a role, but how you choose to live has a major impact. By lifestyle this makes me automatically think diet choices and activity level, but there are other factors that fall under "lifestyle".
Some of these factors would include:
Do you smoke? Do you live under high levels of stress?
Have you ever thought about wifi or cell phone radiation as contributing?
You are probably familiar with the concerns about living too close to high voltage power lines. Power lines emit electromagnetic radiation . Did you know many other things you probably bring into your home emit this same radiation? Microwave ovens, cell phones, wireless routers, game stations, cordless phones, etc.
Granted at lower levels, but still you are living in an environment receiving constant exposure to low dose radiation.
Before I go further, let me clarify that there are researchers on both "...
Alternative Names Myocardial infarction; MI; Acute MI; ST-elevation myocardial infarction; non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction Symptoms Chest pain is a major symptom of heart attack. You may feel the pain in only one part of your body, or it may move from your chest to your arms, shoulder, neck, teeth, jaw, belly area, or back. The pain can be severe or mild. It can feel like: A tight band around the chest Bad indigestion Something heavy sitting on your chest Squeezing or heavy pressure The pain usually lasts longer than 20 minutes. Rest and a medicine called nitroglycerin may not completely relieve the pain of a heart attack. Symptoms may also go away and come back. Other symptoms of a heart attack include: Anxiety Cough Fainting Light-headedness, dizziness Nausea or vomiting Palpitations (feeling like your heart is beating too fast or irregularly) Shortness of breath Sweating , which may be extreme Some people (the elderly, people with diabetes, and women) may have little or no chest pain. Or, they ...
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