What does a mini stroke feel like

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Haven't had a response on my first question concerning symptoms of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> possible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mini</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> or withdrawal symptoms from precocet or elavil. Should I take my husband to doctor - his office an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> not open until 9:00 am my time.
although she seemed to have suffered <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mini</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> (although doctors did not say this exactly), is there anything we can do to make sure this an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> it seemed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> my legs were mirroring each other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> 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.
However in the last 5 years on an almost daily basis or at least multiple times weekly I have had auras when asking the Dr about these... <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>wh<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> I call <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mini</span> spazz attacks basically I would jerk suddenly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feel</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> little off when this happened my doctor said essentially they are like mino seizures because I am awake and aware they are happening, come to find out these are actually simple partition seizures.
While in the computer lab, I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> few <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mini</span> seizures, followed by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> weird feeling in my head that hit me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> brick wall, taking away my awareness, and after leaving the computer lab, my head felt worse than before, and I could not remember an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> I had found about an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> I had looked up, but I could remember the name of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> I had looked up. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> anyone have an explanation?
Being hypo can make you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feel</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> you're in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> constant brain fog, among <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>. 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? an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> medical professional but from the research I've done so far it sounds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>. 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.
Sorry to hear this has happened during pregerancy and you got no answers, it fose sound very <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mini</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> tia I would ask to be given <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> mri scan with dye, I had to have one after the cat scan as their more detailed to the cat scan this might have to wait til atter delivery of baby, but I would insist on one yo put your mind at rest
I went to the PCP and Neurologist two days later and had an MRI 5 days later and they saw <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> in the cerebellum and signs of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mini</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> timeline with <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>wh<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> you have mentioned here above. and, we have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> 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 <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>does</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> sound <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> ( my grandmother had quite <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> 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 had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> at the age of 8 and I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> 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 &amp; 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.
I just went to the hospital on Easter with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> 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.
Hi Udkas--it must be very frustrating to not know whether your neuro symptoms are caused by migraine, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>, or MS, because they can mimic each other. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>wh<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> do you do in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> situation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> that? Hard to know. I've been discussing my theory with my (good new) PCP that my longtime dizziness is migraine-related. He an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> higher dose for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> year or more, the withdrawals <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feel</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> bad anxiety and last <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> he thinks about the Zoloft.
It will help the anger <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> bit. By getting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> clear idea about <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>wh<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mini</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> while I was driving. I spent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> 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.
Childhood could fit in with dx of migraine, may not even be relivant though unless migraines are still <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> big issue. 2005 sounds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> TIa (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mini</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> 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? an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> medication do you take? an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> happened re-migraine dx?
I am 32 and suffered <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> at 30. My husband and I would <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> to have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> 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.
and all within the past 5 months of his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>, that's wonderful. at times you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feel</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> 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 <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>wh<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> I have. They are staying away from the word <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> because it seems I'm too young at 35 to have one of those. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> 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.
But, a good day means that he's pretty alert and can answer most questions, laugh at jokes, recognize people in pictures, etc. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> bad day being he an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan>n't remember my mom's name, but he <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>does</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 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?).
near the end i was straining really hard ,i could feel my vains sticking out of my head, when suddenly i heard <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> ping in my head and started to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>feel</span> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> i mean !! the thing is i went to my local gp they just said its nothing !!
I am so afraid that they are going to continue to get worse until I end up having a major stroke. Has anyone had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span> or know someone else with Lyme disease that suffered <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stroke</span>? 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>like</span> you had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> bit more, jan. Johnny - Wow...that web site is <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>wh<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>t</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 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.