Mini stroke and memory loss

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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 I too have had similar issues w ith migraine that seem to be like a stroke or mini TIA. Since this last episode and the new symptoms have you gone back to see your neurologist or doctor? It sounds like more tests need to be done. Although certain types of migraines can come across like a stroke...I know this only because of my own experience and the symptoms I have had and the tests and doctors appts etc etc all ruling out the fact I didnt have a stroke but a certain type of migraine.
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 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 I am 41 years old and suffered a stroke. I was shopping with my mom, and all of a sudden I felt dizzy and wanted to fall down but my mother was there to hold me up. I saw lights flashing beofre my eyes and and a loud buzz in my ear. Afterwards, my speech was slurred. I knew I was having a stroke, due to the symptons. I just couldn't believe it. 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?
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.
Avatar f tn If the medical authorities could get their act together, there would be probably millions of patients free of unwanted symptoms like fatigue, pain, depression, sleeplessness,weight gain, memory loss, hair loss and on and on. The problem starts with flawed tests. TSH, T3 and T4, standard serum tests for thyroid are not indicative necessarily of thyroid function, only serum levels. Free T3, Free T4 AND Reverse T3 are the ones to get for thyroid function! You may do your own Dr.
Avatar n tn In my experience yes it is normal to have some memory loss and headaches that surround the event. My seizures begin in the Right Temporal Lobe area and are usually petit mal seizures but at other times have become grand mal. I am on Lamictal and it is controling mine very well. The Neurologists tried me on about 8 different meds before they found that lamictal, in the right dose, works for me.
Avatar f tn My goodness, I wish I could give you a hug right now. Your Mom sounds like one hell of an incredible woman. My God, to have gone through SO much! What a fighter she was! I can understand her finally deciding enough is enough, and God love her, despite probaby feeling terrible, for her to make her final days with you and your kids the best she could. That's just something else! That was such a touching story, thanks so much for sharing that with us.
Avatar n tn I'm not sure how this can affect younger persons however it often affects older persons in this manner (quick onset of dementia like symptoms) with no other signs of infection. I'm also curious to know if they have tested her for diabetes? Memory loss and irritation are some symptoms of sugar problems. I wanted to add that doing only a 3hr eeg is sometimes not enough to show seizure activity. sometimes a 3day eeg is better.
Avatar f tn The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are loss of balance, muscle spasms, numbness in any area, problems with walking and coordination, tremors in one or more arms and legs. Bowel and bladder symptoms include frequency of micturition, urine leakage, eye symptoms like double vision uncontrollable rapid eye movements, facial pain, painful muscle spasms, tingling, burning in arms or legs, depression, dizziness, hearing loss, fatigue etc. You have many of these symptoms.
Avatar n tn I believe it is a setteled issue regarding long term memory loss due to a by-pass. There has been a study and over the next four years, there were no significant differences in memory or other mental functions between the heart patients who had bypass, those who took medications, and those who had off-pump surgery. At four years, however, all three groups of heart patients scored significantly worse on tests of memory, decision-making, and visuospatial relations than the heart-healthy people.
Avatar m tn 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.
383943 tn?1217726321 hi, i am a 35 year old female my doctor says i am having mini strokes,my symptoms are severe short term memory loss loss of balance fatigue confusion vision loss in one eye and also blockage behind my eye.Was any of your symptoms the same as mine?
765802 tn?1263304451 That of course is when that ER doctor told me he thought I was having mini strokes. I will try to go have it check asap because since then I had a hear problem and I had a stint put i n last Oct 08 and I will be getting off Plavix this Oct 09// Maybe not a good idea or ? Thank you for you response and I am very grateful for your information.
Avatar n tn I have been having severe headaches, more pronounced memory loss, lots of forgetness and some balance issues along with some numbness and tingling in the legs and feet , a eletor shock feeling in my legs and feet, thighs that comes and go's. I have also been having a left eye jerking of the eye led. I had a MRI of my head 2 weeks and was told by my nurse it was normal. I have had been told they are unsure whats wrong with me.
Avatar f tn I would love to know what this is and what causes it. I've heard this could be TIA's, Absence Seizuzres or Mini Stroke. Has anyone have a similar experience? Thank You! This discussion is related to <a href=''>short memory loss seizures</a>.
500374 tn?1210075013 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?
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Avatar n tn had an ashy taste in mouth, slurred speech, memory loss on simple words-i walked like an old person--they did a CT and nothing, i was given mezclazine(?) for vertigo-they did a EKG nothing, my regular doctor told me that "he was 75% sure that i may have MS", after two MRI's confirmed a spot in the lower right side of brain.......a Neurologist did simple looking tests..........he said "that this is not MS it is a stroke"...........i have seen stroke victims..........
451975 tn?1372332199 Hi, I do understand how difficult it was for you.But you have been strong and your family has been very supportive.You are still lucky and blessed. With regards to your symptoms, were your doctors able to give you a definite diagnosis ? Were any cardiac problems ruled out? Were your coagulation factor levels ( Prothrombin, APTT and fibrinogen ) evaluated? Were your thyroid and parathyroid hormones assessed?
Avatar n tn Your dads recovery and what has occurred seem similar....My stroke was this past May and I was diagnosed with colonus on the left side.(shaking of the body parts). I have recently had an EEG and I am awaiting the results of same....Did your dad lose consciousness as they told me they were partial seizures....only the EEG will tell....I understand that strokes may cause or set off epilepsy...
Avatar n tn The tingling in fingers, the mood swings, the stomach issues, and yes the weight loss and FATIGUE. I am only on 50 mg, and will not take more. I am surprised that so many people want to use this drug as a weight loss product. This is not a weight loss product, it is a serious drug, with serious side effects that you have to live with for the rest of your life. If I did not have to take it, I would not.