Mini stroke while sleeping

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I am 49 years old and i had a mini stroke. I regain my memory back athough sometimes i have to wait and think about it awhile before i can remember the answer. my speech is not clear as i have to struggle to get certain words out an i find myself repeating words a lot. how long will this last or will it ever go away?.I can move all parts of my body but when I bend I am so afraid i will have another dizzy spell and have another stroke. How long will I feel this way?
i also sometimes vibrate or get a sudden jolt through my body and feel like i suddenly slipped in black darkness while i m sleeping...i also get short of breath while sleeping and feel like someone is strangling me and when i say Allah help me and God is Great then that force lets loose...
Is it normal to be sleeping for this long after a stroke? Shouldn't he be getting more energy each day? Is there a critical timeframe whereby if he doesn't start waking up more than we can expect him to be like this forever?
I told him I could be his friend, but he said he has feelings for me and liked me too much to be just friends, and that i'd distract his recovery. Anyway I just wanted to know if a mini stroke or stroke could cause hydrocephalus? He had been saying he felt dizzy, was vomiting, lost weight, headaches, felt as though he was on a boat and had sea sickness, no energy, sleeping a lot, couldn't concentrate, his vision was odd and I'm sure theres other things he told me.
He can and does sleep for several hours at a stretch, but it is not unheard of for him to start waking to eat a few days a week. 7 weeks is a bit early to expect sleeping through the night (considered sleeping 5+ hours straight) and nursing babies do tend to wake more frequently to nurse. She is growing well, so she obviously knows when she is hungry.
My 55 yr old mother had a "massive" hemorrhagic stroke Feb. 18/05. The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down.
I went off of them when another neuro told me that my first episode was not the mini stroke that they once thought. However, I have never had a racing heat episode while on a blood thinner. * Could it be that thinner blood helps the heart compensate better for an electrical issue? I was quite surprised to hear that my issues from the past 8 years were heart related, but relieved to hear that they were not neurological in nature. I will be following up with a cardiologist in the future.
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...
5 years ago, my dad (age 78) underwent triple bypass heart surgery and hasn't been the same since. He has suffered some mini strokes (confirmed by MRI) and diagosed with vascular dementia. Damage was to the frontal lobe? affecting his cognitive functioning. He speech is fine (when he talks). His mental 'alertness/confusion' swings wildly from day to day and has definitely gotten worse over the last year. He has become very quiet and never initiates any conversation.
I had done it many times before in those, mini lawn tractors. For some reason (and been a while so cant remember exactly. ) the lawnmower was speeding up and i was going straight for one of the tractors. I panicked and instead of using the break¨, i jumped of and placed myself between the two. :S haha what an idiot huh-. No idea why i did that. But i do **** like that- And think that comes back to my when im in a car. I keep thinking. What if something happens.
While I do have some good days in a row now, I am still in this state. While the doctors tell me this is not 'mini stroke' or TMA, I do wonder. I am 51 and though healthy, my grandmother had many small strokes and died of a massive on at age 52. I find that somewhat daunting though I know I am probably in better physical shape (or was) and have a happier life. Makes you wonder though if there isn't just a 'hard wiring issue' at play here.
Im 29 and I had Svt episodes like 4 times twice while I was pregnant the others when I was sick with fever n chills. The other just by sleeping on my back. I always end up going to ER to get it to go away. The Doctor injects me n my svt goes away. But a few weeks ago I was so tired n stressed out so I fell asleep n woke up to a palp episode that scared the f*** out of me. Went to the er n thy injected me meds and 4 hours later it went away but I had to be.admitted.
Anyone functioning well enough to answer, to discuss your coping with stroke deficits that have remained for a year ago or longer. My stroke was more than 3.5 years ago and I still have some resentment about everything that I can't do. I would like to get a better attitude about it. But either way you are handling it, it would be helpful for me to hear about anyone else who still struggles with problems.
WOKE UP NOT MYSELF ,THINK MINI STROKE, HAD MRI ,ENDED UP FINDING PINEAL CYST .MY LIFE HASNT BN THE SAME SINCE FEB 2010 , MIGRAINES , SLEEPING ALL DAY , LOSS POWER ON MY LEFT HAND SIDE , IM ON MEDICATION FOR HEADACHES PAIN WHEN WALKING ,GOT CRUCHES , NOW IM HAVING FITS , N NOW IM HAVING FITS WHEN IM SLEEPING, IM 35, N VERY SCARED BUT MY DOCTORS DONT THINK THERES A PROBLEM, IM SCARED AND ANY INFORMATION ON PINEAL CYST WOULD BE GREATFULL .
It can also be due to a pinched cervical spinal nerve due to wrong posture while sleeping. Other than this it can be a mild mini-stroke. Arm numbness can also be due to poor circulation which happens if the arms are compressed under the body while sleeping or kept in a particular position for long. However, since you remember having a nightmare, I would think more in favor of a panic attack, with probably a cervical spinal nerve compression.
Your son could have had a transient ischemic attack while sleeping. That is a small stroke. Just because it eventually went away does not mean that he did not have something serious happen to him. You should have him checked out. If it were my child, I would be at the doctor's office or ER as soon as possible. The name is probably hemi meaning one for hemisphere paresis paralysis- hemiparesis.
However, since you are young and you mention no PFO, heart condition and no other symptoms like slurred speech or loss of ability to speak, dizziness, loss or change of vision, sudden headache or weakness, I seriously doubt you had a stroke or mini stroke. This sounds to me to be an injury. It's pretty common for people to injure themselves and not know when or how they did it. Try sleeping on your back and side, because sleeping on your front can be hard on the neck.
Hi all, my 71 year old father had a stroke 2 days ago, we are not sure what kind it is or the severity yet and will probably find out in next couple of days after CT scan etc. The paralysis is down his right side and although his right arm is totally out of action he can still move his right leg a little. He is responding to everything he is told to do by the nurses including opening his mouth but can only nod his head in response to questions, so its yes/no answers only.
An MRA/MRV looks specifically at the blood vessels in your head. You might have had a TIA (mini-stroke) or a stroke. You will want to get that ruled out/diagnosed. If you get diagnosed with this, they will want to make sure you are receiving the proper treatment to try to prevent a full-blown or another stroke from happening.
ty for the note about the sleeping alot .my husband is 43 his first stroke was when he was 30 but it didnt harm him as much as this one did.
If you take a look at the research literature, there are tomes of studies that link sleep apnea (and even snoring alone) with a much higher incidence of stroke (as well as heart disease). One recent study looked a MRI’s of people with sleep apnea and found a significant increase in the number of small silent strokes (or lacunar infarcts). Another study showed that people with sleep apnea had significantly reduced blood flow rates to certain critical areas of the brain.
I have had 2 MRI's and my last one was to exclude demyelination, I have also been having they think mini strokes, I have been off work for 18months now as I cannot function with day to day life as I used to, all this just came on when driving one day. but my GP said a lot of the symptoms have been since I had an incident at work involving a gun shooting incident with myself and colleague. I have PTSD from this.
i would like to ask the same thing i get exactly the same symtoms ,i had a mini stroke where a clot was found in my brain but have recently started havinf tias i get all these symptoms too.
Atypical migraines may also present with similar symptoms, which may be a consideration for you as you've had headaches with some of the episodes. TIA or mini stroke is also a possibility if you have cardiac or stroke risk factors. However, if it turns out that it is truly a seizure in which you maintain complete awareness throughout, it may be a complex partial seizure which would respond better to meds such as Keppra or Trileptal.
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.
About 1 1/2 months ago I woke up with a very strong spinning sensation. Was very scary. Couldn't see properly and felt nauseous. Was able to drift back to sleep but woke a couple of hours later with same sensation. After sleeping for a couple more hours, woke in morning with dizziness and still nauseous. Called primary doctor who suggested bonine and sleep. After resting most of day, felt back to almost normal just fatigued still. Doc next sent me to get an MRI of the brain.
Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with your doctor. Without the ability to examine you and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the cause of your symptoms are. However, I will try to provide you with some useful information.
Hey y'all I was diagnosed in 2004 and immediately had a partial fusha decompression done. The diagnoses come after 3 seizures and 2 mini stroke like episodes. My son was also diagnosed in 1996 and also had the surgery (he is doing great). Starting last month my headaches at the base of the neck into the right eye has returned last night while sleeping I had 2 gmal seizures. My energy levels are gone. My ACM specialist has retired. Unsure where to go from here is this normal?
I am being tested to see if it may have been a mini stroke, but I feel it has something to do with the thryroid gland...because I still feel something in my throat......is it possible that introducing the estrogen and progesterin may have caused the levels of my thyroid to go up and this may have affected the nodules in my thryoid, making them bigger or something of this nature??? My doctor has ordered a cat scan to rule out stroke and will book a Ultrasound? of the neck area....
She instructed I go to the ER ASAP! Of course I was hesitant and just played it off, but she said it could be a stroke, mini-strokes, etc. and to be better safe than sorry. So, I went and they basically just diagnosed me with Bells Palsy. They said my blood work and CT were fine and to just follow up with my primary doctor.
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