Mini stroke and memory loss

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Avatar n tn This would not be a mini stroke.The definition of a TIA is that symptons of the stroke disappear after 24 hours. So I would have him go back to the doctor and get a scan of his brain since it seems some memory was affected. With therapy and neuroplasticity he should be able to get better.Make sure he gets information on how to prevent a second stroke from happening.
Avatar n tn I discontinued because I was worried about the negative effects on my memory. Having had 4 mini strokes and mild cognitive impairment makes me more at risk for Alzheimers. My memory and balance both returned to normal after I stopped. Last December 21, I started drinking Xango mangosteen juice. And it was like the acupuncture all over again. The inflamation went away in my legs, but I have the same negative effects with my balance and memory.
Avatar m tn These are seizures, migraines, mini stroke affecting memory areas etc. Is he a hypertensive and how is his blood glucose control? A poor glycemic control can predispose to hyperglycemia and ketones in urine, increasing risk of stroke. He may need medicines to dissolve any clot if was detected on CT head. Systemic evaluation including glycosylated hemoglobin, electrolytes and renal function indices are important and need to be checked and corrected.
Avatar n tn i have had a few mini strokes and since then i have suffered memory loss ,sometimes i might not recognise people ive known for years.or repeat myself over and over.i have tried to put names to faces i know and cant even remember there surnames even my own sister who has been married for 30 yrs. i have left the oven on and hob on overnight ,what is wrong with me ,ime 53 yrs old.
Avatar n tn Other than the ongoing loss of memory, she seems perfectly normal and healthy. She is in the hospital and undergoing tests. Strangely, she forgot her extreme claustrophobia and underwent an MRI with no problems. The doctors seem to be at a loss, so far, to explain what is happening to her. I know that short term memory loss can be a result of traumatic brain injury. But this woman had no injuries or accidents. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this before?
Avatar n tn Then in 2006 I had a heart transplant and again was on the bypass about 4 more hours. I do have memory problems. Are these after 4 years most likely going to permanent memory loss?
Avatar m tn A couple years ago, I had a CT Scan, immediately after, I suddenly got a severe headache, got dizzy, couldn't feel anything...and had trouble seeing. Those are symptoms of stroke...so is it possible I had a mini stroke brought on by the CT Scan? Ever since, I've been having some memory loss as well, to the point where I think I might have a problem.
Avatar m tn I am a 46 yr old Asian man, who has a history of High Blood Pressure, abnormal EKG w/Left Ventricular Atrophy, Diabetes which has since been treated with weight loss, so no insulin and no pills, a thyroid condition, and depression/bi-polar disorder. A few years ago, I was working driving a bus and suddenly I could not remember a thing. I had no idea where I was or who I was, why I was driving a bus or where I was going and why.
1474856 tn?1288289049 trouble seeing in one or both eyes; and difficulty with walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination. I have this all the time, but the Dr's just keep saying it is just migraine. I am so worried about feeling like this constantly, but i encountered a problem when i tried to see a new Dr within the Henry Ford health system. I may need to go outside of the network to get "real" treatment, not just some Dr calling me crazy and saying my depression is an issue.
Avatar m tn My sister now has had four "episodes". The first brought on by gagging which lead to a severe headache, stars etc. four days later she ended up in intensive care with a "brain bleed". She was sent out as just fine. Since then she has had three other "happenings" which lead to confussion, loss of memory which is regained after a few hours.
500374 tn?1210071413 However, I struggle with cognitive issues such as attention deficiency, short-term memory loss and inability to multi-task. Everything I've read about mid-brain strokes only mentions the physical long term effects. Is there anyone out there who is experiencing cognitive issues from this type of stroke?...or has anyone seen any information online that addresses this?
563659 tn?1310517917 well after four days total in and out of hospitals for my numb/ weak left side they have said i have bells palsy straight down my left side my left arm is weak my leg wobbles and half my face is still kinda parylised it ***** and i look like eith rocky or jean crietien i cant wait till it wears off
Avatar f tn My boyfriend of 3 years suffered a stroke late November 07 after surviving cancer, he was 29. The doctors said the damage in my boyfriend's brain is permanent, the stroke was not severe enough to handicap him but it has affected his memory and mental capacity. They are unsure if he'll ever recover his memory fully. He is recovering slowly but still has trouble remembering people including me.
Avatar n tn I have a CT scan report of my grandmother who is very unwell these days..She is having temp loss of memory, high blood pressure. Could someone please please please translate this in plain English language.
Avatar f tn They transported me at that point, but the er said I was too young for a TIA/Stroke and said I just had a virus. I have since had a spotty memory and occasional confusion. I have not had any other lasting effects other than the memory and confusion, but it is frustrating. I am working on my 2nd Master's degree and these issues are making it difficult. Should I see a Neurologist? Could this actually be a TIA/Mini Stroke situation?
Avatar f tn So beginning two+ years ago, I have noticed I have bad short term memory loss, have a hard time comprehending, understanding, staying focused. I now have OCD, ADD, depression and severe anxiety. I have patience and anger problems and my IQ is not nearly what it used to be. I also get very lightheaded & have migraines often, lost when driving and have been in several vehicle accidents in the past couple years. I have had two nervous breakdowns in the past two years also.
Avatar n tn I also had headaches for 4 months and in January of this year 2012 I had a mini stroke and now I have some memory loss and I still get dizzy, headaches, and I am always tired. My eye sight also goes blurry once in a while. I have to go to neurologist on the 14th of this month (February). I hate this I wish it would get better. How are you feeling now.
Avatar n tn I discontinued because I was worried about the negative effects on my memory. Having had 4 mini strokes and mild cognitive impairment makes me more at risk for Alzheimers. My memory and balance both returned to normal after I stopped. Last December 21, I started drinking Xango mangosteen juice. And it was like the acupuncture all over again. The inflamation went away in my legs, but I have the same negative effects with my balance and memory.
Avatar n tn unless several strokes have occurred (leading to what is termed a subcortical or vascular dementia) then the memory loss occuring following a stroke should be non-progressive, meaning that continued memory loss (worsening memory loss) should not be occuring. Memory loss after stroke can be due to depression, recurrent strokes, poor sleep due to sleep apnea, and other non-neurologic problems that can occur unrelated to stroke such as thyroid problems.
Avatar f tn the CT scan at the hospital showed i had expierenced a stroke in the pons area sometime after 2008 ( last film and this was not there then). I am very worried. I have to have an MRI next. I am scared . so what does all this mean? can't I restroke again, and soon? send me your opinion. actual words on ct scan were...lacunar infarct.
883661 tn?1240951251 s 9 months older then me and has had a mini stroke, my mother and grandfather ruptured aneurysms, and my uncle a massive stroke. I am scared and need as much information as possible on this condition. Please help someone if you can! God bless and thank you!!!
639965 tn?1228344380 A TIA is a mini stroke basically and it makes me wonder if it was more than a mini stroke even though they said it wasn't.. because I still have some of the symtoms.. my eye doctor told me that my vision has gotten worse.. I told the PA that and he said my eye doctor was full of **** and the TIA and the vision problems can't be related..
Avatar n tn but you do have to watch out and not take triptans and some other type of meds with these types of migraines or they might actually cause a stroke and you are supceptable to have a stroke or TIA with these migraines, but please, ask your husbands dr about these and look more into them.