Mini stroke prevention

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On Sept 20 had my second cryptogenic stroke (1st one approx 15 yrs ago) and have PFO and ASA. Second mini stroke was in the right posterior frontal parietal junction cortex 4mm in diameter. Neurologically, I have postural instability (per the neurologist) with the only explanation that this could be related to my left leg weakness from the L4-L5 fusion surgery in 2006. Question: I am concerned about being on Warafin and my instability.
My doctor thinks it could be brain stem mini strokes. He also said it is possible these are signs of a future stroke (brain stem). Is this even possible? I am hypothyroid on synthroid and take aspirin. I have normal blood pressure and borderline cholestorol. Also, where should I go to get a quality second opinion on this?
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.!.
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.
No warning whatsoever. With my heart attacks or mini stroke. Especially with the mini stroke. I was watching TV one evening and all of a sudden the vision in my right eye went. In an instant I could only see the bottom of everything with my right eye.
Millions of Americans are in this high-risk category. Stroke Prevention The FDA recommends regular aspirin use to prevent a stroke in people who have suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke). Aspirin also helps prevent a second or recurrent stroke and, as with heart attacks, lessens the damaging effects of a stroke that does occur.
Hi Nicky, A transient ischemic attack or TIA, often referred to as ‘mini stroke’ is caused by changes in the blood supply to a particular area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that lasts for less than 24 hours. If symptoms persist for more than 24 hrs. then it is always categorized as a Stroke. Since you experienced the symptoms three days back and they are still persistent most probably you have suffered a Stroke.
Neurologist states it is merely migraines that can be prevented with Topomax as prevention, and that brain lesions are from lack of circulation to take 1 baby aspirin. THis is indicative of a mini-stroke, and fibromyalgia. No mention of MS whatsoever.
a transient ischemic attack, a mini-stroke, that left him briefly unable to speak and numb on one side.
Scheduled for a Vaginal Hyterectomy along with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy next Thursday.....here's the confusion.......approximately 6 years ago I had a mini-stroke possibly caused by my Migraines. My Neurologist is concerned that the migraines will worsen, but I went for a follow-up last week and not only did they see the cyst on the right side of the ovary that was there already, but now they see a cyst on the left side along with thickened endometrial lining.
Did he present a plan for prevention of future stroke? Did he schedule any folow-up? Or did he just say he though this was a stroke, not MS. Wham, bam, thank-you madam. I'm not sure one diagnosis is necessarily better than the other. They are different. Although physical therapy, better diet, adequate sleep, and life habits to reduce stress will help both conditions, some aspects of treatment and prevention are quite different.
It sounds like you may have stroke like symptoms and the blood clot in the brain and the fact they put you on aspirin would seem like a doctor thought so too, though they really should have been much better at telling you about it! A close relative of mine recently had a TIA (or mini-stroke) and he had an "old" infarct in the brain show up on an MRI, which would indicate he may have had something happen in the past as well and wasn't aware it did.
and not very nice ones either. I have watched my father have mini stroke after mini stroke and its not pleasant to see the damage done by them. I too have also experienced a heart attack in 1994 ( I had warning signs 9 days prior that I ignored ) and I have no problems with blockages, high cholestorol etc. Mine was triggered by stress and kept me in hospital for 10 days. Thats why he should be on Lipitor.
well, you'd have had a stroke. The point of identifying stroke symptoms early and early medical intervention is so that lasting brain damage does not occur and so that physical/speech/behaviour/etc therapy can begin taking place ASAP. If you had a stroke months ago... well, it was probably minor. Now, you've said it's happened three times. So, the next time it happens, if you are worried about a stroke, then go to the ER.
My whole left side had become parylized, I was having trouble talking, my face was drooped, and basically all the classic symptoms of a mini stroke. They didn't really know when they were discharging me what was going on...if it was that I was having TIA's or what...after a couple hours they had decided it was ok to let me go because my symptoms went away...but after I got home, and slept a little bit my symptoms came back...
I was on depo for 4 years and ended up pregnant on it, and I also had what doctors said to be a mini stroke with it. I smoked heavily, and although I have cut way down, I still smoke...and it scares the hell out of me that I might actually have a smoking/birth control related stroke. I think I am going to try a spermicidal foam/cream, but then again.....that wouldn't make oral very fun for the DF(TMI sorry) lol.
My migraines are said to be neurological in cause and mimic a mini stroke. They are said to be capable of causing brain damage and potentially (should they be untreated and allowed to go on as I used to do) could kill me. Hence an absolute need to remain complient w/ treatment and prevention ( which I do) MRI showed no organic damage or physical cause. Thoughts? Suggestions?
My dissection resulted in a stroke and my artery is closed forever. You were lucky! My stroke doc says he sees many dissections in people doing less than what I was doing. Like you, my headache started within a couple of hours of me completing the race. Looking back, I feel that was an indicator that something was not right. As far as exercise goes, no running again. I spin now with a heart rate monitor. I don't let my heart rate go above 150. Have you considered that vs checking bp?
I am a 19 year old female, I live i canada, and i actually just found out i have "visual snow" this like maybe two weeks ago, i was talking to my friend about the dots and that its getting worse. He looked at me and was like do u hear things too? he thought i was honestly crazy for a moment. Thats when i realized he didnt know what i was talking about.
My name is Chelsey Messer...i've had migranes since i was nine years old and severe migranes with stroke symptoms since i was 12 years old. The only reason i know so much about all of this is because the doctor i had in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho happened to have the exact same problem. I'm sorry to tell you all of this, but through extensive research there is still nothing that can be done about these migranes, but i CAN tell you how to greatly reduce them.
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I guess he'll let me know if he sees a mini stroke on the horizon. That sounds like fun. Thought this stuff would be over when I completed tx, but its not. Well we know that HIV can effect the brain so it really doesn't surprise me that Hep c can also cause similiar problems. I'm just not happy about the pleading I had to do with several doctors to get an MRI and now it winds up I was right - there is a problem.
Then someone told me that some migraines can mimic TIA or mini strokes. The way my migraines travel or have to take a course before I get rid of them sounds like mini strokes. It's just a thought. I thought I would share with you what was told to me by Just Answers from a Dr at the Mayo Clinic. I was told to contact Johns Hopkins since I live so close to them.
My husband developed migraine headaches after a sever stroke about 5 years ago. He went thru all the depakote, etc. for depression, and then in early 2005 had another stroke. He was then started on Topamax. He has lost 40 lbs, and he cannot afford to lose any more. But, I am seriously contemplating asking my MD to prescribe Topamax for me for weight loss.
I just take regular mini pill Microgestin Fe 1/20 back to back. I have done that for years. No side effects, no nothing (and I have severe endometriosis if I don't do this). PLEASE don't let anyone talk you into Depo Provera shots. That stuff is evil incarnate. It will stop your sex drive, just make you feel like a sexless piece of nothing. Hey, they give it to men to stop their sex drive, so what is up with that?
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