Mini stroke or migraine

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Avatar f tn I honestly didn't think a thing about it until I told my husband last night and he said it might have been a mini stroke. My mother (deceased) had experienced these in the past and she had severe heart problems that the doctors said may have caused the strokes. I looked up the symptoms, but I only really had numbness in my face and a slight pain over my eye. Could this have been a mini stroke? Should I see a doctor now even though I have no symptoms? Thank you.
1474856 tn?1288292649 numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body; confusion or difficulty in talking or understanding speech; 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.
Avatar f tn Last night I awoke with numbness on my right side and mild nausea and was concerned that I could be having a mini stroke instead of a migraine. I searched online for symptoms of a stroke and they mirror those of a migraine. Is there a way to differentiate between the two? Obviously, I don't want to run to the hospital every time I have a migraine but I would also not want to dismiss a more serious condition.
Avatar m tn And now after the doctors said she had a migraine now all the sudden its a stroke i need to ask should i get another oppinion or what should i do im lost......
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 • Allergic reactions • Bright lights • Loud noises • Physical or mental stress • Changes in sleep patterns • Smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke • Missed meals • Alcohol Foods associated with migraine include: • Foods containing the amino acid tyramine (red wine, aged cheese, smoked fish, chicken livers, figs, some beans) • Chocolates • Nuts and peanut butter • Fruits (avocado, banana, citrus fruit) • Onions • Dairy products • Baked goods • Meats containing nitrates (bacon, ho
Avatar n tn I would like to know if I go to my regular doctor now, more than a week after the eye thing happened, will she be able to tell anything? Are there tests that can say whether or not I have had a mini stroke? I really want to know because from what I have read, a TIA can be leading up to something more serious. Anybody with any information that may be valuable to me. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Hi Udkas--it must be very frustrating to not know whether your neuro symptoms are caused by migraine, stroke, or MS, because they can mimic each other. What do you do in a situation like that? Hard to know. I've been discussing my theory with my (good new) PCP that my longtime dizziness is migraine-related. He does not seem convinced (but then neither am I--but still I can't stop wondering). Have you tried seeing a neurologist specializing in migraine?
Avatar f tn Lastly, transient one-sided body numbness (lasting for example for minutes up to 30 minutes then resolving) could be due to a migraine (the aura of migraine, in which case following the numbness, a headache occurs) or seizures (which would be important to evaluate given the prior stroke history). These are a few causes of one-sided numbness (excluding focal hand numbness, which could be something called carpal tunnel syndrome, for example).
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? Transients ischemic attack (TIA), according to the American Heart Association, is a "warning stroke" or "mini-stroke" that produces stroke-like symptoms but with no lasting damage or injury to the brain. TIAs are important in predicting if a stroke will occur rather than when one will happen. In about half the cases, the stroke occurs within one year of the TIA.
Avatar n tn My cholesterol was 150 last checked and although I am very overweight right now I have no health problems that I am aware of. Could it still be a mini-stroke? And will going to the Doctors 2 days later do me any good? Thanks!
1271365 tn?1306763979 I am \not able to walk when i have these migraines like i said my left side of my body goes numb from my left side of my face to the left side of my body i had these episodes 2 times a month where my migraines get that bad i am in this state i am not able to walk or move or do any activities like shop or drive things like that. I am going to get a third opion at the Hershey Medical center in Hershey Pa.
Avatar n tn If blood clots are present in the left heart, they can then be pumped out of the heart into the brain causing a stroke. Hence, in patients with migraine and PFO, there would be an increased risk for stroke. Please recognize that the vast majority of people with PFO are entirely asymptomatic and live normal lives without ever suffering from stroke.
Avatar f tn are these normal signs for a particular type of migraine or should i be concerned? If this is a certain type of migraine or mini strokes can this be treated and will they leave any long term effect as since the last one i have noticed that i am having difficulty stringing a sentance together sometimes and forget the appropriate words to use when speaking and my memory is not as good as it was.
1266422 tn?1270242816 Did you go to the ER and get a CAT scan for your strokes? My stroke was very much like a migraine, in fact I had two brain bleeds and I thought the first one was a migraine and treated it like one with migraine meds. During one of my MRI's of my noggin the Dr said she could tell from the MRI that I was a migraine sufferer.
Avatar f tn I don't have high blood pressure, do not smoke, I am not overweight, I do not have high cholesteral, there is no history of migraine or stroke in my family but my mum does have a brain anurysm that was plugged up with platinum.. It was such a frightening thing to have happen, if it had stayed I was going to the doctor or the hospital. Thanks in anticipation of some replies.
Avatar f tn They have ruled out stroke, they have diagnosed that it is a complex migraine to the best of her knowledge. The MRI stated no lesions or tumors or concern on the brain. Her speech sounds like a stroke patient. She has no loss of memory or trains of thought. Her left side is very sensitive even to air. Her left arm is still numb but, leg has all the feelings back into it. What is the timeframe we should expect her to regain her speech.
Avatar n tn Hello dear, You probably had a Transient Ischaemic Attack or a mini stroke caused by the temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that usually persists for less than 24 hours.The most frequent symptoms include temporary loss of vision ; difficulty speaking (aphasia); weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis); and numbness or tingling (paresthesia), usually on one side of the body.
Avatar n tn At 39 I was diagnosed with a TIA/mini-stroke. Initial Sympton: White light covered my sight and I started to mumble and unable to formulate words/or communicate with my co-workers. I went home "slept it off" and the next day returned to the office however, I couldn't put my thoughts together while crafting emails and went to the emergency room (Navy Medical Portsmouth, Va). A highly respected neurologist, after many many tests...
242223 tn?1189759429 I am I hypocondriac and I have panic attacks. do you think that the numb arm just freaked me out or are those normal sighs of a mini stroke?
Avatar f tn My testimony: 4 nights ago I had fallen asleep in the car while my husband drove us home. My head was straight up, but tilted back and with my mouth open, for about 30 mins. This displaced my c1, which I believe was already rotated. C1 rotated and out of place is bad news, I came to find out. I went to sleep and 2 hours later was awoken by my whole body shaking uncontrollably and severe nausea. I thought maybe I had food poisoning.
Avatar n tn Wit is very difficult to confirm a diagnosis without detailed examination, but symptom wise this sounds like a case of hemiplegic migraine or a case of transient ischemic attack or mini stroke or TIA as it is called. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar f tn It took her 4 months to get better which was fantastic but she had to go back for another angiogram. After this she had another mini stroke.. before all these she develops a migraine and then the stroke symptoms come on.. No doctor understand what this is, or how to prevent it. We pray that someone out there can relate to this and we can find a preventive before she gets sick again. Thankyou.
Avatar m tn HI I'm an RN and I have one for you. Complicated migraine. No headaches, no nausea or vomiting just aura and neurological issues. It like stroke symptoms that happen several times a day now that stared in March with orginally what the doctor thought was a TIA (mini stroke) from a blood clot from A-fib but not so sure now. Did get surgey for A-fib and that went great. So I have left sided weakness, slurred speech, facial numbness, dragging left leg and turn foot inward.
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? According to the American Heart Association, TIA is a "warning stroke" or "mini-stroke" that produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. This occurs when a blood clot temporarily clogs an artery. The symptoms occur rapidly and last a short time. The good thing is recovery is complete. It may recur and the risk for future stroke depends on the cause of TIA and management of risk factors.
Avatar f tn I know when I was going off and over the first few weeks after being off the narcotics I would get mind bending headaches so it might just be part of your withdrawals...with your history though I would see your dr asap it isent worth having a stroke or heartattacke over...
Avatar n tn hi, i have just come out of hospital after 8 days, i to did not no what was happening to me, till the doctor told me i had a mini stroke brought on by a complex migraine, i had never heard of this, im am still very frightened and worried by the way im feeling. i am on topamax,asprin.