Q. I have been a migraine and headache sufferer for many years. My migraines have always been right-sided. However, recently some have become left-sided and the pain is much worse than the right-sided migraines were. I once read somewhere that migraines are generally right-sided and that it's a bad sign if they change to the left side. I used to take Imitrex for migraines but can't anymore as I have mitral valve prolapse (MVP) with regurgitation. Imitrex was the only drug that ever really helped me. I can't take any of the other migraine drugs because of the MVP so I do my best with Fioricet. I have also been told that migraines are one of the symptoms of MVP. This I do not understand as I was diagnosed with MVP ten years ago, but have had migraines since childhood.

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