Mini stroke or seizure

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I was released after 3 days and doctors are still confused. I have mini stroke or seizure? as my dx. They released with with aspirin and a pat on the back. First day my arm went linp and I went to call for help my mouth would not move and my speech was slurred, it only lasted a minute. 2nd day, I went to yell at my dog for stealing food and my left leg went limp and again my speech slurred.
So I'm just not sure if she had a mini-stroke or another seizure. So that's my question - Did she have a mini-stroke or a seizure (today)? Any relevant info is greatly appreciated.
I would love to know what this is and what causes it. I've heard this could be TIA's, Absence Seizuzres or Mini Stroke. Has anyone have a similar experience? Thank You! This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/295029'>short memory loss seizures</a>.
So, from talking to the doctor's office and actually I had already been diagnosed with this ( I've had some mini-strokes in the past). I am going to go in and follow-up and get more testing. I need to talk to the doctor to find out if old events like those can cause new symptoms or if maybe I have had more than one stroke like event. We shall see. My doctor also said that some things may not be definite or totally diagnosed for quite some time.
Of course I worry abt. my health or falling again. Can you tell me if I had a petit seizure or a mini-stroke? Also, I finally told my boss abt. my condition but doubt she will do anything abt. it. How can I make these ppl. understand that this is as if you give poison to me or force someone to inhale smoke, etc. (I work at USA Funds). I do also suffer from very high cholesterol -284- and high blood pressure, I have been given 5 diff. statins which I cannot take, I walk as if I were drunk.
Last month he a had a seizure which lasted about 30 sec with no apparently no lasting side affects, then last week a mini stroke. My question is, are the mini strokes a side affect of his alzhiemers disease and will they keep happening or go to full blown strokes?
My question is, does that sound like a mini-stroke to you? If so, what is the possibility of a major stroke. Thank You.
People with migraines, especially those with auras (vision changes, light spots, zigzag lines or transient blindness; or body changes -- weakness or numbness) are more at risk for developing strokes as a result of their migraines. Sometimes, doctors can find changes in brains of those who have poorly controlled migraines and these changes are very much stroke-like, only people don't know about them.
These may include conditions such as the following abnormalities in the blood vessels of the brain, atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries supplying the brain, bleeding into the brain, such as a subarachnoid hemorrhage , brain tumors, chromosomal abnormalities, congenital diseases or conditions, high blood pressure, pregnancy and problems associated with pregnancy, stroke, transient ischemic attack, which is also called a mini-stroke.
At 39 I was diagnosed with a TIA/mini-stroke. Initial Sympton: White light covered my sight and I started to mumble and unable to formulate words/or communicate with my co-workers. I went home "slept it off" and the next day returned to the office however, I couldn't put my thoughts together while crafting emails and went to the emergency room (Navy Medical Portsmouth, Va). A highly respected neurologist, after many many tests...
Sorry to read of your loss and the loss of a buddy to your remaining dog - this is one of the issues that troubles me when we talk about getting our dog a "brother or sister". The one experience I have with a stroke, diagnosed as a spinal stroke, was there was remaining paralysis. In this case it was a 10 year old large Golden Retriever. We got him back on his feet (rear was the problem and is a weak spot anyway in Goldens) using water therapy.
Apart from the conditions already discussed, possibility of TIA or transient ischemic attacks should be looked into. TIA is a mini stroke that happens when the blood supply to brain is temporarily cut off. The episodes last for a maximum of 24 hours and then resolve or a new symptom starts. The symptoms include temporary loss of sensation in any part of the body, black outs, vision loss, tingling, loss of function of a limb etc.
One of his siblings died when they were just days old but I don't remember how or why. His first seizure was earlier this year (June 23, 2012). I brought him to the vet and the vet ran blood work and did a basic physical exam- everything came back normal. The vet didn't want to put him on medicine right away saying it could be a fluke thing. The second time he had them the vet walked in and told me to put him on phenobarbital (without and exam, just straight up said it.
He has had 2 spells since where he was hospitalized, they did not know the first time if it was a mini stroke, on the second time they ruled out mini strokes and diagnosed him with seizures. He was put on seizure meds, the dosage has been changed 3 times. He seems to be doing well now. But he does nothing, he don't get dressed lots of days, he watches TV or sleeps. He was never like this before, he has been outside a couple of times, to ride the mower. Is this normal?
By an MRI they found a lesion on her brain due to a stroke she had suffered at birth or right around then. She has been healthy other than the seizures she had this past summer. Does anyone know of a person having epilepsy due to a stroke? If so, I would like to know their prognosis.
This could be a generalized tonic clonic seizure with the aura and post ictal phase. This also needs transient ischemic attack or mini stroke due to brief cessation of blood supply to the brain due to a blood clot, embolus or vascular spasm. Consult a neurologist who would do a detailed systemic examination and investigations like MRI brain, ultrasound neck, and echocardiogram heart. An electroencephalogram to check for seizure activity is also indicated. Take care.
“A transient ischemic attack (TIA, often colloquially referred to as “mini stroke”) is caused by the changes in the blood supply to a particular area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that persists, by definition, for less than 24 hours; if symptoms persist then it is categorized as a stroke.” So you should rule out high blood pressure, diabetes etc which can cause TIA. However it is difficult to diagnose without examining and a detailed history.
He went to urgent care again, where they said it could have been a mini-stroke, but to go to the er, if it gets worse. The next day, he woke up feeling the same sensation, only now in his leg as well. He went to the er where it got worse to where it was very painful and his chest was in pain. He ended up having to be admitted to the hospital where he seems to be getting worse.
I noticed that he didn't seem as alert and kinda fuzzy, so I took him to see his primary doctor yesterday and they did blood work and called me at home that night and said his dilantin level was very low that I should take him to the er to make sure he was having mini-siezures or mini-strokes. So last night they upped his medication again, gave him some dilantin by iv and sent him home. We are to follow-up with doctor next week. Has anyone experienced anything like this?
hi i had tia or mini stroke july 5. my speech were slurred and vision blurry. i have recovered well except my speech is somewhat off. my doctor said i will be on coumadin for six months. he started me out with a high dose but not i'm down to 2mg. i just try to be careful and know that if anything else happen that its in our heavenly Fathers hand.
I am 32, had a stroke, almost 3 years ago when I was 30 an ischemic stroke right hemishere do to narrow carotid arteries, birth defect. I have some left side weakness but It is minimal. I have an eleven week old little girl. The pregancy was normal until I was almost full term 36weeks 5days then I had a focal seizure. Still running test to see if it was preeclampsia or from the stroke. I had her vaginally and she is healthy and normal.
)Is there any recent research or therapy to aid in the motor recovery process such as magnetic stimulation or emg that we should be considering or inquiring about? Any questions I should be asking the rehab or dr.'s to find out about my mother's prognosis for it....or is it giving her brain time to heal and see if rehab can help? Thank for your time and any comments/direction are appreciated.
One approach is your doctors' approach of trying aspirin, and as long as you do not have a recurrence of stroke or mini-stroke, to just leave you on the aspirin. If you do have a recurrence, the next step would be to add another blood thinner in addition to aspirin. This is a sensible, common sense approach that has been used for many years. The only problem with this is that if the next stroke is a large one, it could leave you with significant disability, or worse.
It is good that the initial diagnostic tests were normal. Stroke usually is seen in imaging studies such as CT scan or MRI. Other differentials of stroke that we can consider are migraine, hypoglycemia, electrolyte imbalance, infection or seizure. For proper diagnosis, direct evaluation and additional diagnostic tests may be indicated. Take care and do keep us posted with your follow-up consultation. Best regards.
 I went on phenobarbital next day for last 5 weeks of pregnancy, my daughters were born 5 1/2 weeks early, I was told then (im an ultrasound technologist) that a stroke doesn't hurt the baby, only a seizure.. In 01 I was in bad car accident, had lumbar and cervical surgery, headaches since then Migraines?
Well, the latest report from 2nd MRI is that I had a stroke that started all of my probs, Still waiting for 2nd opinion neuro appointment, should hear soon about that. I'll have to wait until I see 2nd neurologist (going to U of M in Ann Arbor, MI when they get it set up) Still don't know what's causing the weight loss, but for now, they believe that I had a stroke in the past. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Well, it appears you have a slowly progressing systemic neurological disorder, and a good guess would be either an immune disorder, retro-viral infection or a viral infection or prion disease, none of which would show on an MRI or an x-ray. All very difficult to diagnose. Your problems are not characteristic of a stroke, which represents a death of a specific amount of tissue in a specific site. Sometimes there are two things going on at once.
perhaps she had a transient ischemic attack (a mini stroke), which produces stroke-like symptoms, but no permanent damage. a lot of the time, people who've had one or more TIAs later have a stroke (see http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4781). i believe it's rare for someone so young to experience a TIA. in any event, i think you should let her be seen by a neurologist, considering that TIAs are predictive of strokes.
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