What does a mini stroke feel like

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Haven't had a response on my first question concerning symptoms of a possible mini stroke or withdrawal symptoms from precocet or elavil. Should I take my husband to doctor - his office does not open until 9:00 am my time.
although she seemed to have suffered a mini stroke (although doctors did not say this exactly), is there anything we can do to make sure this does not happen again? She is slightly overweight with a BMI of 27-28, and for the past weeks we have started to exercise more than before to become healthier... We eat generally good and a well balanced diet, but I am trying to make her completely quit food high in fat/sugars.
I was in the bathroom looking down at my feet while sitting on the toilet and it was somehow visually distorted like it seemed like my legs were mirroring each other like in a kaleidoscope. I felt woozy and got up and walked to my room and laid down. A little while later the palm of my left hand started to tingle, burn, and feel numb. It was all over my hand but mostly the palm of my hand. Then my hand started jerking/twitching around, and then my arm too.
While in the computer lab, I had a few mini seizures, followed by a weird feeling in my head that hit me like a brick wall, taking away my awareness, and after leaving the computer lab, my head felt worse than before, and I could not remember what I had found about what I had looked up, but I could remember the name of what I had looked up. Does anyone have an explanation?
Being hypo can make you feel like you're in a constant brain fog, among a million other things...it's rough and incredibly common. I'd recommend getting some basic thyroid bloodwork done just to rule this out (if this hasn't already been included with the recent bloodwork you mentioned). I can't say I've heard of hypothyroidism causing such severe neurological symptoms, but hey, you never know. Did your neurologist do any kind of spinal scan?
I read a article about migraines are related to strokes or that they do damage to the brain as would a stroke. Could you clear this up for me? It also stated that for people who get aura's on the onset of a migraine that is is actually a sign that the brain isn't getting enough oxygen. Is this just a theory? What are the signifigance of this info to people with migraines?
I am so sorry you suffered such a lack of veracity in treatment. I am not a medical professional but from the research I've done so far it sounds like a stroke. I don't want to instill any unnecessary worries though. I have read that Migraines, or even TIA's (mini strokes which usually resolve any damages or issues on their own), have the same display of symptoms as a stroke.
I went to the PCP and Neurologist two days later and had an MRI 5 days later and they saw a stroke in the cerebellum and signs of a mini stroke that they classified as 'old'. I fortunately did not have ongoing loss of speech, or weakness in limbs etc...but have suffered from weird dizziness and electric shock feelings in my head. They seem to get better - but then get wrose again....Dr's are saying it is maybe anxiety --but is not. I have had anxiety before and these are different.
You have the great beginnings of a timeline with what you have mentioned here above. And, we have a great diverse group of forum members who would be more than happy to help you too along the way to your next steps. Are you able to go to another MD? For another look? Fear no more, you landed in a great place for support and info and hope we can help calm your fears.
first and foremost it does sound like a stroke ( my grandmother had quite a few so I know the signs) Second and most important I believe if I read correclty you are on the pill. The pill can cause strokes. Please please go to your GYN and get off them. Ask your GYN for referalls about any testing you can have. Get copies of all your films and reports as with the incompetentancy of the medical profession films can be read wrong. But please look into the pill.
I just went to the hospital on Easter with Stroke like symptoms and was treated as such. I am 35 years old. They did all the normal tests MRI, MRA, and tons of blood work. Although the CT scan showed something that they thought may have been a mini stroke the other tests ruled it out and they diagnosed me with a silent or atypical migraine. I had all symptoms of a stroke. The numbness, tingling, drooping of the eyes and mouth on one side, no facial expressions and I could hardly talk.
I had a stroke at the age of 8 and I had a siezure just last year at 21. My doctor said it was because of the scar tissue. I am a student becoming a physical therapist asistant, and I learned that anyone who has had some injury to the brain (concussion, tramatic brain injury etc) is at risk of having a siezure. Anyways I was put on Keppra because on my mri & mra it showed that they were lining up. I haven't had a siezure since then but it was definitely scary. I hope this helps.
Hi Udkas--it must be very frustrating to not know whether your neuro symptoms are caused by migraine, stroke, or MS, because they can mimic each other. What do you do in a situation like that? Hard to know. I've been discussing my theory with my (good new) PCP that my longtime dizziness is migraine-related. He does not seem convinced (but then neither am I--but still I can't stop wondering). Have you tried seeing a neurologist specializing in migraine?
I take Zoloft for 10 years, 100mg daily, and in my opinion, him being on 50mg of Zoloft for a month should not bring on withdrawals, altho if you're on a higher dose for a year or more, the withdrawals feel like bad anxiety and last a couple weeks. Now, him briefly upping the dose to 100mg, while I cannot imagine that would bring on his chest pain, you need to get the prescribing doc in there forthwith and have him take a look at your husband and declare what he thinks about the Zoloft.
Childhood could fit in with dx of migraine, may not even be relivant though unless migraines are still a big issue. 2005 sounds like a TIA (mini stroke often dont leave MRI evidence) or Bells palsy. 2009 sounds like you were electrocuted - um hello, why isn't this one being looked at as being related? Have you by any chance ever been tested for epilepsy? What medication do you take? What happened re-migraine dx?
It will help the anger a bit. By getting a clear idea about what your limits and your abilities are and getting a plan for how to do things that you must do or that you would enjoy to do, and by having people around you who understand and care, you will have less stress and you will feel much better. Look forward, not back.
During my fifth month of pregnancy I did have something like a mini stroke while I was driving. I spent a week in the hospital and was immediately put on bed rest. He was born 2 weeks early by a planned c-section and was born not breathing. He was under weight and still has health problems like asthma, allergies, and an immunity defense abnormality. My body suffered as well. They were unsure if I could even carry this baby full term, let alone deliver.
They didn't know what to do or what to think. So, my life at times, I feel like a guinea pig- trying, accomodating, and adapting over and over. I recently got married and I am pregnant. I saw the doctor for the first time and told her my story. She was amazed at the story but was not alarmed. She said because I had my stroke over 20 years ago, not to worry about the pregnancy or the delivery. We will keep an eye on it but I'm not high risk by any means.
I am 32 and suffered a stroke at 30. My husband and I would like to have a child, but are unsure about my health issues and pregnancy. My stroke was due to a dissection in my left vertebral artery and I have been told that it has healed completely. However, I experience dizziness and unwell feelings around menstruation, which I'm sure is due to hormones, which makes me nervous about pregnancy. Any information would be helpful.
Every single meal she has eaten for the last 18 months has been logged by the aides, and we have a long list of exactly what she likes and does not like. I give her daily gentle massage,. but not with an electric massager. Do not use these as they can dislodge clots and cause a stroke. Also never massage the carotid arteries, as this may also cause a stroke. Every person is different and I have no answers for everything.
and all within the past 5 months of his stroke, that's wonderful. At times you feel like your the only one who is/has experienced it. Did the motor function come back with therapy alone or was any special stimulation used? Just the other day my mother was able to lift her right (paralized)heel slightly off the bed during therapy, the first sign of movement and hope for re-gaining motor function. Thanks again, your story gives us more hope to know it can/might happen for my mom as well.
My DX is vertigo, but I was told yesterday, by someone with vertigo, that is not what I have. They are staying away from the word stroke because it seems I'm too young at 35 to have one of those. What led to my dizinness and nausea is different, but I'm left with same. One day can be good with little dizziness, and some days bad, but the nausea has worn off. I don't get nausiated all the time anymore with the diziness.
near the end i was straining really hard ,i could feel my vains sticking out of my head, when suddenly i heard like a ping in my head and started to feel dizzy when i staggered to the bathroom for some water .when i was looking arrount everything that is usually a straight like the windowsil was more like bend if u understant what i mean !! the thing is i went to my local gp they just said its nothing !!
But, a good day means that he's pretty alert and can answer most questions, laugh at jokes, recognize people in pictures, etc. A bad day being he doesn't remember my mom's name, but he does recognize her. On good days, he has pretty good strength to stand up and walk with a walker. He has a tendency to fall backward though, so someone is always by his side. On bad days, he has no energy and can barely get out of bed let alone walk more than a few steps. He has been on Razedyne (sp?).
Does this sound like I am heading for a stroke ? What about my clean MRI and EEG ? Any help would be greatly appreciated ? God bless you all ...
I am so afraid that they are going to continue to get worse until I end up having a major stroke. Has anyone had a stroke or know someone else with Lyme disease that suffered a stroke? I have not seen much in written symptomology about causing stroke but with this disease I "never say never".
I am glad that I am not the only one who just had these things done. It looks like you had a bit more, jan. Johnny - Wow...that web site is what prompted me to post this question! I don't know how I found it, but when I did it made me wonder if I was getting the short bus version of neuro exam.
My depression seems deeper since the stroke and i am struggling daily. I feel like im a pain to the medical profession, and as a previous management and business troubleshooter and consultant who has worked in performance and productive environments and with working knowledge of performance measures within the national health service, i feel im a problem to performance and productivity figures as i am still on the consultants caseload. However these are just my feelings.
Does anyone feel like they are on a boat when they lay down in bed to go to sleep? I have felt like that many times while walking and recently I have been having the same feeling when I lay down as well.
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