How to prevent a stroke after a tia

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sounds like the doc could have been more aggressive and got you a catscan sooner. if they catch a stroke within 3 hours you could have gotten the TPA drug to help with the blood clot. but i am not a doc-just a family member who is still going through the process of stroke (dad) and has read up on stroke for hours and hours.
The TIA/stroke community Yes there is a life after TIA/stroke episodes but you have to keep an eye on yourself. I have changed everything in my life. No smoking, no glasses of wine, low salt, low cholesterol. I am under a doctors care and taking bllod pressure amd cholestrol medication.
This would not be a mini stroke.The definition of a TIA is that symptons of the stroke disappear after 24 hours. So I would have him go back to the doctor and get a scan of his brain since it seems some memory was affected. With therapy and neuroplasticity he should be able to get better.Make sure he gets information on how to prevent a second stroke from happening.
However after an attack, my limbs are weak for a day after. Once i have recovered ie woken up after a sleep from 2 to 4hrs, i feels sometimes like I am drunk and very hung-over for a day or two, I am completely washed out, with varying pains, headaches and i am unable to walk once these attacks happen and i am very weak on my left side leg and arm daily and on-going. I get dizzy spells during an attack and also when im not having an attack.
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?A TIA ATTACK IS A MINI STROKE.THEY CAN DAMAGE MANY AREAS OF THE BRAIN.TIA ATTACKS USUALLY JUST A FEW MINUTES.THEY DO NOT LAST HOURS.YOU SAID YOUR HUSBAND HAS HYPERTENSION,BUT IS BEING TREATED FOR IT,HAS YOUR HUSBAND EVER HAD HIS HEART CHECKED?SOME TIMES IF THE HEART IS NOT PUMPING ENOUGH BLOOD TO CERTAIN AREAS OF THE BODY,YOU WILL GET NUMBNESS IN THOSE EXTREMITIES.TALK WITH HIS DOCTOR ABOUT ANY CHANCE OF THIS SINCE HE DOES HAVE HYPERTENSION.TAKE CARE OF HIM AND YOUR SELF.
By definition effects from a TIA resolve themselves in 24 hours. You need to see a neurologist and get some preventative care to prevent a full-blown stroke. The neurologist should also be able to direct therapists to help with what ever defivcits the stroke left you.
8 weeks ago i went to hospital after getting a dragging feeling in my leg and a bit of weakness in my arm .all on my right side .at first a mini stroke was diagnosed .but when i went back to see the doctor 3 weeks ago he said he wasn convinced that it was a stroke .ime on asprin and persantin tablets.i feel fine .just a little weakness in my arm .do u think this was a stroke.and how can i prevent another one.!.
Hovewer, I still ( one year and half later) feel myself weak, I am easily getting tired, I have headache. What should I do to increase my stamina, to prevent probable following TIA or even a stroke?
IF you do not get your BP down it CAN cause a stroke. You appear to have a good doctor. Stay with him/her and do what they suggest. Diet and exercise may be in order, but let the docs follow and advise you.
I want to know how serious is a TIA and what can I do to prevent it from happening again. Should I wait until after after I give birth to seek medical advise?
I was released from the hospital 4 days later only to have to be put back in 8 days after that when it was discovered that I had a stroke and that a spinal leak was not causing the headache they had fed me pain pills for for almost 2 weeks. I was told never to get pregnant again that there was no way I could survive it. It hurts because I wanted a large family but I just can't risk it.
doc says that i am way too young and in good health. they want to do a MRI the day after tomorrow to rule anything out but they said not to worry and he thought is was "way less than 50% chance that what I had was an actual stroke of somekind". says it was mostlikely migraine related...who knows, i feel better after the appt, but will have the MRI done anyway. Thanks!
TO this day I wish he was here to do it all over again and to get to tell him how much I love him and what a good Father he was to me. I use to take him to parades which he loved, take him to the lake front and best of all I could make him laugh. With all the love and care through the years I got my Dad to walk, lift his arm up and able to speak, not well, but I could understand him and is all that mattered.
With therapy and neuroplasticity he should be able to get better.Make sure he gets information on how to prevent a second stroke from happening.
It seems that this happens at night only and when she has been laying down for a longer period. We would like to prevent a stroke if possible, but unfortunarly due to her diabetes, the dr.s think thats all this is, but i am not so convinced. I would really appreciate some advise as to how to proceed or what you may think all of this may be. Is it a TIA???
My bp also spiked to 190/110, after a negative CT scan and then a negative MRI/MRA scan i started to improve.(about 4-5 HOurs).
The doctors have tried me on Agranox and Plavix but I cannot take either one due to side effects. I am currently on 2 aspirin a day. When I had a TIA in July I went to the ER as I was at a new doctors office and she thought I was having a stroke so she called my daughter and told her to come get me and take me to the ER or she would call 911. After another MRI and Cat Scann, the wonderful ER doctor told my daughter that I was faking the walk and talk and that nothing was wrong with me.
It seems that this happens at night only and when she has been laying down for a longer period. We would like to prevent a stroke if possible, but unfortunarly due to her diabetes, the dr.s think thats all this is, but i am not so convinced. I would really appreciate some advise as to how to proceed or what you may think all of this may be. Is it a TIA???
The neurologist should be able to tell if you really had a stroke, or if it was simply a migraine that mimicked a stroke, as that can happen during a TIA attack. I would also recommend seeing a cardiologist. I also get TIA, and can lose my ability to talk, walk, etc. I was also losing consciousness randomly up to 10x a day because of the TIA. I finally went to see a cardiologist, at my neurologist's recommendation, and had a TEE performed.
So in sum, is it recommended a PFO be closed in situations like mine, or whether I should bump up the amount of aspirin I take and only consider closure if I have another TIA. I'd hate to have a major stroke, yet don't want to have a surgery that doesn't buy me much prevention. Thanks for your time.
I'm a 45 year woman that had a stroke do to a hole in my heart six months ago. I had a good size stroke that left me helpless and couldn't sallow or talk or my right side had no function so I had to learn to do it all again and I did have my hole in my heart closed. I now have pain that is goes from my back of my head down neck shoulder and arm to hand. Doctor told me it is spasms but I don't see anything and it very painful and flexteral 15 mg don't do anything. Could these be seizures?
It has been an uphill battle and my blood pressure, cholesterol and Vitamin D were all shot to hell during this time. I had a TIA 6 weeks after the initial stroke and it's in the back of my mind constantly as to whether or not I've had "the big one." It's especially rough because I am 40 years young!!!!
Sounds like you should consider being on sosmething other than aspirin and seeing a vascular specialist. If you wish to see a stroke expert at CCF call 216 444 5559 to make an appointment.
Am on various medications for stroke and angina, but received no advice whatsoever from our local hospital on how having a stroke would be likely to affect me. Stroke services in my part of the UK are set to cater strictly for the over 65's, and anyone younger than that has to find out anything they need by themselves.
Delaying surgery longer than 2 weeks increases the risk for stroke, because people are more likely to have a stroke in the first few days and weeks after a first stroke or a TIA. The likelihood of complications from carotid endarterectomy varies, depending on the skill and experience of the surgeon.
Was the stroke on the opposite side of the brain as your focal neurological deficit when you have your migraine. Unfortunately, you are at a higher risk of having another stroke compared to the general population. If you have an aura with your migraine, you at even a higher risk (although the risk is only alittle). I would make sure that you do not have any other risk factors for stroke, antiphospholipid antibodies, Leiden V factor, prothrombin mutation, abnormal low HDL or high LDL, etc.
When I started there, I was re-learning how to think and type, which was a huge challenge. I found the forum to be a great place for me, and wanted to come over here to meet up with some more stroke survivors. I had 4 strokes at the age of 43, which left me with end stage renal failure, and quite a few deficits. but nothing that can compare to the depth of this experience, and on how much better a person I am today. I love to support others going through recovery from stroke.
I'am a 43 year old tripple bypass patient i'am presently showing signs that i might of had a stroke i've had a tia in the past and iam so nervous right now because iam waiting to have a cat scan done and a ulrta sound done in the mean time iam experecing numbness and tingling on my left side i'am also a diabetic ...........
we need to have faith in god & take a good recovery after a mini or a full stroke, good healthy diet, try no to stress out & take everything easy. i had a mini stroke on my rightside brain 29 years old with 3 kids 2 months ago it was a horrible experience still recovering from & praying for all the people with this same bad experience. God will help you.
Hi, The swelling will begin to subside in 48-72 hours and will subside in a couple of weeks to a month. How-ever after a stroke, control signals from the brain often cannot reach some muscles, typically in the hand or foot. Without these signals, the level of electrical activity in these muscles is too low for them to contract adequately on their own. This causes them to become increasingly weaker.
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