Mini stroke hospital stay

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Avatar f tn I might add that heparin is also administered for several days before coumadin is prescribed, if they believe there is a high probability of a stroke developing from a clot. That being said, heparin is usually administered only for the duration of the hospital stay when a patient is not able to move about.
Avatar n tn The doctors cannot tell us what happened to cause this, they simply do not know. They also told us it appears that she had a stroke prior to this stroke, and she never knew about it. They thought that it was possible that she had a brain infection that caused this. We are up in the air and are still trying to cope with this. They also said it appears that she had several mini-strokes. She is now coherent, has her memory, no facial drooping and is raring to go.
Avatar n tn happened and my body gave way and i feel onto the floor at her feet, at this stage i couldnt move my left leg arm and my face had dropped (this was what was witnessed by all there) they rushed me to hospital due to everyone thinking it was a stroke, i ended up sitting in the waiting room cause it was busy and then after about three hours it came right and i went home feeling shaken and weak...
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 My 75 year old mum suffered a mini stroke down her right side she has since reagained the use of her leg but the arm is dead and has no feeling 4 weeks ago and spent 2 weeks in hospital and during the stay she was very emotional and was discharged home a couple of weeks ago since then she is still very emotional but in the last week we have noticed a massive charge she has become moire sleepy and very confused not knowing when the carers been also date and time ect, she also is talking alot to h
Avatar f tn My daughter had a stroke in her thalamus at age 17 and is still having headaches 2 years later... every day... any ideas for treatment or diagnosis??? Her doctor says that it is migraines and the two are not related. It seems like too much of a coincidence to me. Can a stroke cause persistent headaches and what is the treatment????
Avatar n tn During my fifth month of pregnancy I did have something like a mini stroke while I was driving. I spent a 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.
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 My son found him within 15 minutes of having the stroke, and an ambulance was transporting him to the hospital 5 minutes later. My father is 80 years old and I am told that the prognosis is very poor. The most upsetting thing to me is to deal with doctors who seem to believe that since my father has lived 80 years, I should accept the prognosis, run along and quietly wait for him to pass away. He cannot speak, and did not pass an evaluation to eat or drink.
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 and laughed. When I was working in a hospital and caring for stroke patients I would always speak to them alone and say: "I know you can't communicate, but I also know that you probably can hear and understand everything that goes on. Please understand that many people will not know this because something has happened that has damaged your brain in the part that allows you to communicate. Have patience and eventually things will get better, day by day.
Avatar n tn I was recently in the hospital myself for a mini stroke. My Neuroligist order that I under go physical therapy, there is a time frame, but you need to really discuss this with his Doctor, because every case is not the same, everyones body is different in the way that we react to things. Talk with your Dad and encourage him. It helped to have my family along for the ride, I was told if I didn't use it, I would lose it.
Avatar n tn I was an otherwise healthy, moderately fit 52 year old when I had the surprise of a lifetime...a small stroke. During the course of a one week hospital stay it was revealed that I had a PFO and atrial septal aneurism which possibley allowed a clot to find its way to the right middle cerebral artery. I was discharged with the typical pharmaceutical course of warfarin plus asparin. I encountered some difficulty in keeping therapeutic on the medication and was troubld by "drifts" ..
Avatar n tn My Dad is 76 had a massive stroke on 11/06/08, he is now in the rehab in the hospital, they tell me he can have another stroke at any time, and I see w/Robby's Dad, alot of time can go by before another one hits. I also have a bad back, I have a morphine pump in me, but I am at that hospital all the time, have yet to miss a day.
Avatar n tn Also blood work negative for Myasthenia Gravis or Multiple Sclerosis. Hospital said too much time had past, and only suggested possible mini-stroke. Tests did NOT confirm any heart damage. Only one small blood clot found in neck, but too small to do any surgery. January 18, 2007 Progressive Weakness and slurred speech. Current Meds: Diabetes and High Blood Pressure.
Avatar f tn My mother had a massive hemmoraghic stroke march 3 2008 and had a mini stroke Feb 10th 2009. Her mini was not bad only affected her speech a little. The nuerologist did a scan of the brian to see how the prognosis of the brain. Her brain still has a blot clot the size of a baseball. My question is if after a year there has been no change what so ever in the size of the clot. What happens to that blood clot? or is her brain slowly being deteroiting?
451975 tn?1372332199 My husband gave me an aspirin when he realized I couldn't respond to him and took me to the hospital 5 min. from our home. I was treated as a stroke patient and sent to the downtown Toronto Stroke Centre. Unfortunately, by the time I arrive by ambulance, (about 3 hrs. later), it was too late to administer the 'stroke buster' shot that was planned. After about 4 hours, slowly, I began to regain feeling in my left fingers and forearm.
Avatar n tn a specialist at the hospital where I was transferred to when I had my stroke. They would obviously have all my medical records and would "watch me like a hawk" if I do decide to. I have not had a consult with this doctor yet as I am waiting on my MRI in February to see what has happened with my pseudoaneursym. I haven't been able to find anyone else in my age group that has had to deal with these issues so am very grateful for your response. Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Avatar f tn Luckily my 24year old daughter who had popped in stated that this looked like a stroke, and the paramedics were called and came out and confirmed hospital treatement. I was treated for a stroke and subsequent scans and consultant reports within the next 48hrs states scans have shown white changes on the left hand side of my brain, which should have affected the right hand side, and I had no changes on the right hemisphere to cause the left side issues. A conundrum as one specialist called it.
Avatar n tn I had a thalamic stroke on the left side of my brani on 08/07/07 which all of the doctors in the hospital called a "small" stroke from which I would recover in a few weeks. They could not have been more wrong.
Avatar f tn I'm developing new symptoms & worsening ones which are literally scaring me more than usual & I'm considering driving 4 hrs to an ER close to where I'm trying to get a referral to. I went to ER local here & once again,i was the teacher, anyway,i thought I was having mini strokes, right eye & right side of mouth drooping,nonstop headache over right ear for over a, week, my BP(normally 80/50 ish) was 131/57 HR 95.
Avatar m tn with out having another stroke, or a TIA, mini-stroke? and If it is possible, what recourse do I have left? Physical activity isnt doing it any more. Interupts my sleep like you dont even know...Ill be so dayum tired, but my leg aches so bad.
Avatar f tn I then saw my pcp who told me that I could have been experiencing a severe anxiety attack and that he doubted it was a TIA (mini stroke) and even if it was the results would not have shown on the MRI or CSCAN because I waited too long in between my fingers not being able to move and going to the hospital. Basically I went to the ER five days later. They do not know how to explain to me what happened and I really would like to hear if anyone else has experienced something similar?
Avatar f tn Every time I get a headache or a slight pain in my head, I worry about having another stroke. Sometimes I have mini panic attacks, but over time I have gotten good at calming myself down. Being able to identify real stroke symptoms and psychological ones has been very important to me. My stroke changed my personality and mind set of every day life, which has been one of the hardest things to overcome, but it can be done. A positive attitude is absolutely vital for recovery.
Avatar n tn I just found it and feel better to know that other people are feeling the same things as me. My question goes back to 11/4/06 when I experienced a small mini-stroke as my first doctor called it. I was in a store and my right side went numb, I felt a rush of churing throughout my body and could not understand anyone for a couple of minutes.
539080 tn?1214315984 I feel rather alone and sad right now, will need to call my therapist monday and let them know how I made out, My Psychaitrist is the one who told me to go to hospital and have a workup. I returned home from hospital stay late friday night and I don't have his cell phone number. Well, Thanks for listening and I would love to hear if anyone has had trouble with mini strokes and told it was because of mental problems. Thank You.
Avatar f tn The back pain is better but I have tried to quit taking pain meds several times and went into realy bad withdrawel symptoms. One time my blood pressure spiked up to 207 and I had a TIA event (mini stroke). I am trying it again and have been off meds this is 2nd week and I felt worse yesterday and today than ever. Shouldn't this be getting better by now? I have been taking gabapentin for leg jerks and restlessness. It helps some but have really bad anxiety and insomnia.
Avatar n tn Hi all, My father claims he suffered a mini stroke (TIA, Transient ischemic attack) 2 days ago when he felt his left arm was "paralysed" for about 10 minutes and only regained full control and sense of the arm after massaging with his right hand. Today, the hospital suggested an immediate scan of his brain, which my father insisted to have it done only tomorrow, 3 days after his suspected TIA.
Avatar n tn Treatment Medication and lifestyle changes Patients who have vertebrobasilar insufficiency, a history of stroke, or TIA (“mini-stroke”) should quit smoking immediately, attempt to lower cholesterol levels through diet, and exercise regularly. Physicians may also prescribe medication to control high blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol levels and block platelet function.