• Cee Cee
    May 13, 2008
    DHE and congestive heart failure....
    Cee Cee
    May 13, 2008

    I have been admitted to the hospital many times this year for migraines/headaches. Since last Dec. i have had a daily migraine/headache, which has not been responding to any medication that the doctors have tried. A few weeks ago i was admitted to the hospital for the DHE IV treatment. (Every 8 hours for 3 days. I was also given fluids through IV for those 3 days. The day after I was released from the hospital, I returned for Congestive Heart failure. Could this have been caused by the DHE and or IV fluids? As I have not had any heart problems before this time. I am 48 yrs old. They did a heart cathider.. and luckily there was no real damage.

    So I would like to know, if the DHE and or IV fluids could have caused this or the years of dealing with uncontrolled migraines?





  • happyarch August 31, 2009
    August 31, 2009



    I was taking DHE for a year (daily) for my migraines and was admitted last week to the hospital with Congestive Heart Failure. This has been found to be as a direct result of the DHE. I have had difficulty breathing and doing any type of physical exertion for the past four months. It took (what seemed like) forever to figure it out.


    If you have (or have had) Congestive Heart Failure fluids can be dangerous. In my case, my heart was not able to pump the excess fluids and they backed up into my lungs, making it hard to breathe. I felt like I was drowning.


    DHE worked great for my migraines, but now I'm facing the possibility of a valve replacement operation because of it. Open heart surgery is a huge risk when treating migraines.

    • Teri Robert
      August 31, 2009
      Teri Robert
      Health Guide
      August 31, 2009

      I would wonder why your doctor prescribed DHE to be used daily for so long a period of time. It should be generally limited to only two or three days a week for home use by patients.


      I'm sorry you're having so much trouble now. Please know we're here for you if you need support.



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