Mini stroke damage

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Avatar f tn I'm just wondering if he may be the cause to the numbness or if it really could be stroke related. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I do know that I should be seeing a Dr for this but I am scared out of my skin to do just that. Please help me to ease my mind a bit.
6359965 tn?1393492236 I had a mini stroke behind my right eye now I have a headache all the time is this normal?I had a carotid endarterectomy on the right side of my neck dec 20th 2013 ,Feb 18 2014 started having problems with my right eye.I went to the eye dr and he sent me to my dr that did the carotid endarterectomy and he said it was a mini stroke.I have like a gray fog over my eye all the time and like northern lights in the corner.My head hurts bad sometimes and I get nauseated.
Avatar n tn If it was a TIA, it would be a mini-stroke which is often a warning sign that you may be headed for a larger stroke. Only your doctor could check for that. I'm not sure which tests they would do. I know they can look into your eyes to check for pinpoint hemorrhages. Since you're on Warfarin, do you have your blood checked regularly (your INR)? That should be monitored too so your blood is the right. . . . consistency I guess you'd call it. I lost the sight in one eye a couple years ago.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar f tn I think it means since you have had a mini stroke(s) you are at risk for a stroke! TIA's temporarily interrupt the blood flow to certain parts of the brain but doesn't destroy brain cells or cause permanent damage. I would seek out advice from your PCP. If you are having any symptoms of a TIA go to ED immediately or call 911!!!!!!! I pray you never have a full blown stroke!! Take care!!!!
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?
Avatar f tn Thank you for responding to my question. I talked with another doctor on Justanswer and apparently my stroke was a "mini stroke" or TIA. It wasn't as deep in the brain as yours was so it didn't cause any problems. They still didnn't say why I have the dizziness though. So I guess I'll just have to learn to live with it.. Thanks for the tip about the stomach muscles --I;ll be trying it. Hope things have gotten better for you .
500374 tn?1210075013 I didn't have a brainstem stroke, but I did have a stroke and I have the same cognitive issues that you have. What I do is write a lot of lists - but darn where is that list? Also, I have a PSP and I play a game called Hot Brain to exercise my brain. I'm not good but I'm trying.
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 I have had 2 strokes and have had many TIAs (transient ischemic attacks) sometimes called mini-strokes that do no damage. One stroke was light. One stroke was heavy. Do you smoke? If you do, stop it. You may be referring to a congenital condition that only effects the heart. If so, forget SVD....
Avatar n tn I have been gettign sudden migraines here and there, i just try to ignore it, but I'm gettign sick of the continuos tighting numbness on the right sdie fo my head and ear area. I've been having weakness in my left arm that comes and go for while now. Just recently, my left arm had a weird tingly feeling from my shoulders down to my arms and fingers that feels like its pulling from one side along with my right side head having pressure or tension pressure.
Avatar n tn Now im kind of worried that I had a mini stroke. I was not able to make a complete sentence at all and my head was in severee pain. Am I worrying to much and just had a panic attack that was so intense it messed up my motor skills, or did something else happen?
Avatar n tn My fiance was hit in the eye at work and went blind for about 6 months , now she can see , after that she had a very small stroke after test said there was very little bleeding in the brain that she would recover , well she is now paralyzed from the waist down and her left arm so my question is could all of this have been caused from trauma to her eye.... And if you could point me in the right direction to the right forum so I maybe can re-post this there...
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 My FIL had the same symptoms as you last spring and he was diagnosed with a minor stroke or TIA. All of his symptoms did not disappear - he is left with slight paralysis in one leg. It took a couple of weeks for the other symptoms to disappear. My aunt also suffers from TIA's but usually after a minor TIA there remains a slight defect that appears permanent - sometimes mental and sometimes physical. I guess my question would be - do you have any permanent damage from your "attacks"?
Avatar m tn You cannot have a stroke from what you've described. There are three kinds of CVAs (cerebrovascular accidents) or "strokes": A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding in the brain, usually from a ruptured vessel, and sometimes as a result of trauma. An ischemic stroke is the most common kind of stroke (over 80% of strokes being ischemic). An ischemic stroke is caused when circulation is blocked to the brain.
Avatar m tn The EEG was OK however the MRI scan showed that I had mini strokes. The neurologist said that the strokes were due to lack of blood supply. I would not be a heavy drinker and since my angina I have not smoked. I cant help think that my condition was caused by the incident 12 years ago. Does cerebral atrophy follow on from a stroke? I would appreciate your comments.
Avatar n tn Sort of a mini stroke. There are atheroschelotic deposits in the carotids of some people and you should have had a carotid ultrasound before the procedure, which, I am sure, they didn't do. Shhhhh. The clot blocked off the blood supply and the nerve atrophied. It isn't that uncommon. They needed to administer clot dissolves, of which there are several (streptokinease being one of them) but they were on space chips and did not properly observe you during the post-surgical period.
Avatar n tn Hello! Just wanted to put in my two cents. Ok I had a mini stroke (TIA) and this is what I suggest according to your symptoms. Maybe you only had a TIA, where there is no damage.
Avatar m tn Could this all be just a complex migraine? or could this be a stroke? Do strokes or mini-stroke symptoms happen in sequence like that or all at once? I've read that with migraines the auras (vision, numbness) can happen one after another, followed by the headache, which is pretty much what happened... Is this the same for stroke? I am only 28. My main concern is that I recently started adderall for my ADD, and i know there is a very rare risk of stroke with it.
Avatar f tn My mother, who is 57 and takes good care of her health, suffered a stroke two days ago and is in the hospital as we speak. The stroke occured in her brain stem and the top/side of her head. Through an MRI and a certain procedure I forget the name of, the doctors were able to determine the reason for the stroke on the top/side of her head, which was blockage, i believe, of the vein.
Avatar n tn If you still have memory issues, and your last TIA was over 24 hours ago, then it's a stroke you had which does result in permanent damage. I think they need to do a scan to evaluate if there has been any damage and give the appropriate medication and support.
Avatar f tn You must go and be honest with a member of the medical profession and take the tests that they suggest. Otherwise you are like a ticking time bomb. Your body is letting you know that you need help from a doctor, listen to it, please. For yourself, and your family , please take your symptoms seriously. I sure wouldn't be drinking if i were you. You need to check out AA meetings in order to have the support of the group, and a sponsor when you have cravings, and you will have cravings.
Avatar n tn hi i had tia or mini stroke july 5. my speech were slurred and vision blurry. i have recovered well except my speech is somewhat off. my doctor said i will be on coumadin for six months. he started me out with a high dose but not i'm down to 2mg. i just try to be careful and know that if anything else happen that its in our heavenly Fathers hand.
Avatar n tn I am 2 years post dissection with pseudoaneurysm (no stroke--just mini strokes) and no healing. I have 5 year old twins and my husband and I would really like to have another. My symptoms are mostly under control but doctors seem unsure of the risk. I had preclampsia with the twins at 36 weeks and delivered via c-section at 37 weeks.
Avatar n tn Unlike everybody else here, I am the husband and my wife had a TIA (mini stroke) in June 2009. The reasons behind the stroke to this day have never been answered. The doctors initially tried every test (apart from the TEE - transesophogeal echocardiogram). No answers were found. The background of events behind the stroke are what we truly believe hold the answer to the event itself.
Avatar n tn It is nonsense that incontinence after a stroke is forever. There is more nonsense going on about how to care for the stroke damaged elderly than I can believe. So never give up hope.