Mini stroke or migraine

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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.
1474856 tn?1288289049 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.
1266422 tn?1270239216 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.
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 n tn There have been a great many papers investigating the relationship between stroke and migraine and various studies have in fact demonstrated some degree of association between the two. From what I have encountered in the literature, the data does not establish causation (i.e. migraine causing stroke) but rather, a very weak correlation between the two. To date, the mechanism remains unclear, although there have been various theories in this regard.
Avatar m tn After some research on my own, I believe there could be two conditions that I suffered from, TIA (mini-stroke) or Migraine Aura. The syptoms are said to go away in a few hours or a day top, but I still felt the numbness and contant ringing in ears after 2-3 weeks. I got a referral to a neurologist in a public hospital on my third visit to the doc.
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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn Other differentials of stroke that we can consider are migraine, hypoglycemia, electrolyte imbalance, infection or seizure. For proper diagnosis, direct evaluation and additional diagnostic tests may be indicated. Take care and do keep us posted with your follow-up consultation. Best regards.
Avatar n tn My doc said I had had a mini stroke!
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 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 n tn aura, speech difficulty, headache, feeling "unbalanced" but not dizzy.) The report results: The ventricles, basilar cisterns and cortical suici are within normal limits of size for age. There is no evidence of intracranial hemorrhage, midline shift or other mass effect.
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 f tn Can dehydration, food allergies (?soy) or too few calories trigger migraines? I had issues last week with vision and slurred speech. Doctors were querying a 'mini stroke' or migraine. I'm a little apprehensive of symptoms returning or they being precursors to a stroke. Are there preventative measures I could be taking? (My GP has insisted I exercise for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. It was only three times the week before before this happened. Should I be concerned?
Avatar n tn My GP originally thought I may have had a mini stroke and sent me to a neurologist who just asked me a series of questions and gave me what seemed like a sobriety test and ordered no other tests and diagnosed me with migraines. Since the headaches only occurred about once a year he thought that no further action was needed. The other day I experienced the same symptoms only for a very brief period followed by a mild headache behind my right eye.
Avatar n tn Especially in someone with risk factors of other mimickers such as stroke/TIA (mini stroke), or seizure. Depending on your age, seizure or ministroke can produce very similar symptoms. Headache however is uncommon in either one. In light of possible lupus or lupus diagnosis, vasculitis is a good possibility. As I mentioned earlier the gold standard for diagnosis of vasculitis if angiogram, some even had biopsy. At any rate treatment is with steroid.
713582 tn?1298262321 My dear Oma is still in hospital, & possibly so for a week or more from her mini stroke.