Can a mini stroke cause memory loss

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Avatar n tn It is now three weeks later and I have recuperated fully but I am so at a loss. No one can tell me what happened. What do I do? Do I just sit back, take my asprin and wait for it to happen again. What should I do?
Avatar m tn If I did, since this happened about 2 1/2 years ago, is there any point in getting tested for this? Is there even a way to tell if I ever had a stroke? Any advice would be helpful.
Avatar n tn I've had 2 occurencees of memory problems so far. Does anyone have ANY idea, why I am always having a problem with memory and balance when my inflamation goes down? I get so excited when I can get up the stairs so easily and then get so let down. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar n tn I was put on plavix and lamictal but the seizures keep coming, however, each one is less than the other. With each seizure, I suffer short term memory loss. My memory eventually comes back but a little still remains lost. Also it seems that every time I've had one of these so-called seizures it comes early in the morning and after a night of stressful sleep and I feel a headache pain in my left temple. My MRI of all the blood vessels in my head show no signs of an anurism(spelling?
Avatar n tn Sometimes Epilepsy or mental illness manifests itself this way. Also a mini-stroke may cause similar symptoms. I also agree that an MRI seems wise.
Avatar n tn At that time they informed him that Chronic High BP could cause damage and memory loss . Since he has been on meds the BP has stabilized, but only with taking it 2x a day and his memory is gradually improving ,but due to the damage caused -- between the HBP and the surgery , it will probably not be as good as in younger years, befor these two things occured. I don't recall his ever having been warned about the memory loss with HBP so of course we weren't thinking in those terms.
765802 tn?1263304451 A related discussion, <a href='/posts/show/1174382'>Stroke???</a> was started.
Avatar f tn Now that's A LOT of women-me included. MedicineNet.com has a slideshow on dementia that gives about 25 diseases that can cause memory loss problems. Sweet! So many other things cause this. I'm just hoping you will look into the medication thing since it may be one of the easiest. Keep in mind, they BOTH can cause similar withdrawal symptoms. Please keep in touch!
Avatar dr m tn They pointed out, however, that it’s unlikely that OSA causes dementia, and that the lowered oxygen levels and sleep fragmentation is what can aggravate poor cognition and memory loss. I disagree with the last statement. The fact that 70-80% of Alzheimer’s patients have OSA is a very high figure. The minimum criteria for a sleep apnea diagnosis is 5 apneas or hypopneas per hour, and each episode has to last longer than 10 seconds.
Avatar n tn Mini strokes can cause quick memory loss. If that is the case they should be able to find that through testing.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn It lasted fully 6-10 hours where she had significant memory loss. I am worried about her and want her to get the best help. Finally, she has never been in a serious auto accident, hasn't used drugs and has drunk some alcohol but has not done so recently. She cannot remember any trauma to the head other than having been punched in the eye about 10 years ago. Thanks and God bless you!
Avatar n tn Surgery is risky. Assuming that she had a life threatening aneurysm, it was a necessary surgery. Anesthesia, the trauma of the surgeons moving around in there, and the loss of blood supply necessary with the aneurysm work itself all cause brain trauma. I do not know what your surgeon means by "mini- stroke" but it implies that there was a loss of circulation to the brain in a few places. A stroke is caused by something that blocks a vessel.
1252074 tn?1271545309 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.
Avatar n tn Siezures can be induced by watching television or a flickering light. Once you go on dilantin, you can get a siezure when you stop taking the medication. Thus, you end on it for life. Dilantin is not the worst medication on the planet, but it does reduce mental acuity. Siezures after a stroke are terrifying, but you have to think about the cause of the siezure. This is hard to do, even for an experienced neurologist. Contact someone experienced with epilepsy.
Avatar f tn we need to have faith in god & take a good recovery after a mini or a full stroke, good healthy diet, try no to stress out & take everything easy. i had a mini stroke on my rightside brain 29 years old with 3 kids 2 months ago it was a horrible experience still recovering from & praying for all the people with this same bad experience. God will help you.
451975 tn?1372332199 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. It has been one week and my strength is still not back on my right side and and my speech is still very slurred.
Avatar n tn A neurologist would be the appropriate referral. As you can imagine, there are many reasons for memory loss. This can include metabolic diseases, thyroid diseases, various causes of dementia, infections, stroke, Parkinson's disease to name but a few. Tests to consider would be a metabolic panel, thyroid tests, blood count, vitamin b12 level, liver tests as well as urine tests. A repeat MRI as well as imaging of the neck vessels should be considered.
Avatar n tn Let's give an example. An atomobile accident with a sudden stop can cause a tear/injury that may eventually result in a dissected artery. Or a punch from a boxer. A fall from a high place can sometimes do the same thing. On the other hand some people have a genetic susceptability to this sort of thing. You need to searchg MEDLINE and the net and to constantly look at the current literature, which expands our knowledge of these events every day.
Avatar n tn I doubt anyone will tell you how much he will recover. How was his general health before his stroke? Being asleep most of the time may be a good thing. It allows the brain to recover better. It may be that his doctor is keeping him asleep. It may be weeks before you really know how much damage was done. Typically, the first 90 days after a stroke will show the best rate of recovery. The next 90 days will be a bit slower and so on until one year out.
Avatar n tn A stroke secondary to carotid dissection is a loss of brain function due to a stroke caused by a tear in the lining of the carotid artery (a major artery in the neck which supplies blood to the front of the brain). I basically have no blood flow to my brain except through my vertebral arteries. My carotid arteries are almost completely closed.
Avatar n tn I admire all of you and your courage to have children with having a stroke as I am sure it is a hard decision to make that could and can change your life for better or worse.
Avatar n tn 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. My own mother died of a stroke a long time ago and I'm afraid I did everything wrong. She died a quadraplegic, and because the doctor talked me into an unnecessary tracheotomy, she couldn't even say good-bye.
Avatar n tn 2007 I know I have reached this site two years late, but I wonder if anyone can tell me if they had a similar stroke. his was on the right side of his brain and effected his left arm and left leg. he was in the hospital from Jan to the end of march. from hospitals to rehabs. he had a feeding tube the whole time and was finally able to drink water and eat food after 2 months. he had pnemonia two times (2 pack a day smoker) and his lung collasped once.
Avatar n tn She was treated for a TIA (mini-stroke) and was sent home. After a few days, she began to have awful headaches again, so much so she was not able to lift her head from her hands and she was vomiting. Back at the hospital they performed an MRI, a CT Scan, and spinal-tap. The MRI and CT were fine. The spinal-tap showed an elevated white blood cell count. The doctors say that this indicated the presence of a virus.
Avatar n tn She woke up, and her speech was slurred, her right arm and hand were numb, and later she had a terrible, terrible headache. She was treated for a TIA (mini-stroke) and was sent home. After a few days, she began to have awful headaches again, so much so she was not able to lift her head from her hands and she was vomiting. Back at the hospital they performed an MRI, a CT Scan, and spinal-tap. The MRI and CT were fine. The spinal-tap showed an elevated white blood cell count.
Avatar n tn for a TIA (mini-stroke) and was sent home. After a few days, she began to : have awful headaches again, so much so she was not able to lift her head from : her hands and she was vomiting. Back at the hospital they performed an MRI, : a CT Scan, and spinal-tap. The MRI and CT were fine. The spinal-tap showed an : elevated white blood cell count. The doctors say that this indicated the presence : of a virus.