Mini stroke personality change

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Avatar f tn The main issue is a drastic personality change. He is married with grown children. He used to be very docile and loving to his family. Lately he is agressive (not physcially but verbally) he also has been going to strip clubs and visiting porn sites. This is very unlike him. I didn't know if this personality change could be as a result of all his medication and a mix with the alcohol or if a mini stroke could cause this.
Avatar n tn I am a very positive, upbeat kinda person, so it is hard for me to handle the change, my sunny personality is not appreciated, so I just try to watch myself and tone it down. We have been married 40 years and now both retired, he can not work due to stroke(also a blow to ego), together 24/7, not good. If he becomes really mean I don't know what we''ll do, so for now I guess we take it a day at a time. Definetly, stroke related and I miss the man I once knew..Take care and good luck..
Avatar n tn Do you mean laughing or confusion? They can cause a personality change if that helps you. I have laughed when I couldn't speak even though it wasn't funny. Was it you that had the TIA/mini stroke? I only ask because TIA has other symptoms also and you should also follow up with care from your Dr.
Avatar n tn My husband also had bypass surgery, since that time I noticed, like you a change in personality, irritability.. sometimes quite servere.and worrying over minor things. He has been on statins since the surgery and I am convinced this is part of the cause in his case.
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 Sometimes folks can have a complete change of personality of they have had a mini stroke. If he continues to be like this, I would have him see a doctor and have some tests run to rule out stroke, or maybe even a type of dementia as that, too, can cause a personality change.
4661387 tn?1359418798 not driving anymore and having episodes that get better and worse then symptoms that change all the time. Then I had a mini stroke. It has been nothing but chaos and fear and now I fear the diagnosis I have been given could all change with a new neurologist. After reading about all the neurologists that have misdiagnosed on here I am a bit freaked out!
Avatar m tn  I explained his confusion and wrong answers and they thought it may be a mini stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack) or a UTI (apparently it can cause mental confusion in some).  Anyway he was taken to hospital and they have done some tests and nothing comes up so far, they are thinking an infection but he wont pee and so they are waiting till the morning to check his bladder.   I just find it all odd as maybe its unrelated but something has not been right since his heart surgery.
Avatar n tn Would certainly make sure that the thyroid levels (TSH and T4) as well as calcium and magnesium are all normal. One must wonder about a stroke which caused personality changes with such an abrupt change in character and mood. This would not be Alzheimers. Would consider a neurological evaluation.
Avatar n tn Now we were told the diagnostic tests done on his head, heart, and carotids were normal.....no stroke or mini strokes but he kept leaning to right side. This seeemed to somewhat improved with home PT. 2 months later he was hospitalized with again pneumonia and atrial fib so underwent several diagnostic testing. Found out he is silenting aspirating causing pneumonia which causes the atrial fib.
Avatar f tn I wouldn't rule out a stroke. My stepdad's mom had a series of the mini-strokes - can't remember what they're called. It changed her whole personality and she is mean as a snake sometimes, along with having huge memory gaps. I hope ya'll can help her help herself. It's good that she has family who will help her, even if some of her behavior is driving all of you batty.
948349 tn?1294383837 Hey thanks so much for the suggestion. Yes, I have decided to talk to my family Doctor and I will suggest the neurologist as well... Just curious who would issue the brain scan? A neurologist or a psychiatrist. I have recently read a book called "Change your brain, Change your life" by Dr. Daniel Amen. He is a psychiatrist. Excellent book and he has so many things you can do to help recover damage done, but in some cases you might need some drugs to help the brain.
Avatar f tn The Tx is unbelievably brutal on the patient and quite frankly is no walk in the park for the caregiver, either. Total change of personality in him, anger, dismissive behavior, many days he is just plain mean--it's the drugs, I KNOW, but the words/actions he uses often hurt me badly. Our last kids flew the nest and I began working so we could afford the drugs. I am a caregiver to an elderly woman with advanced Parkinson's. She is sweet most of the time, but can be a real pill to work for.
Avatar f tn I took him to the vet and she immediately said he may have epilepsy, but didnt start phenobarbetol just yet. She said it would change his personality, etc. Instead he had valium injections and did well the first night. The second day he had one seizure that morning- same thing and gave him another injection. They seemed not to be worried since they didnt last long and he was his old self when finished. The third day- Monday November 16th 2015 my poor baby died from two massive seizures.
Avatar n tn My dissection resulted in a stroke and my artery is closed forever. You were lucky! My stroke doc says he sees many dissections in people doing less than what I was doing. Like you, my headache started within a couple of hours of me completing the race. Looking back, I feel that was an indicator that something was not right. As far as exercise goes, no running again. I spin now with a heart rate monitor. I don't let my heart rate go above 150. Have you considered that vs checking bp?
Avatar n tn Because of its half life and the way the body stores it, a change in the dose of methadone isn't instantly felt. It could take up to a week. Some people who just stop taking methadone without tapering....one day they are taking it and the next, they aren't.......won't go into withdrawal until the fourth day or so. So, it is a little premature to say what it is. The recipe won't keep you from going into withdrawal. Do stay on it, though. I know how addicts want everything NOW.
104652 tn?1196603908 when he came off it..he immediately was having personality changes. up all night , antsy, restless..etc..and i posted about that . well, then he was saying his head feels all cloudy and confused and needs time apart..to figure himself out. im not sure if this is partly due to the meds. the pot he smokes constantly , the paxil.. the anxiety he is feeling over his health issues.. im at a loss..and im leaving him alone and respecting his request to be on his own.
356518 tn?1322267242 I agree. I have never failed a drug screening..I don't drink, or smoke (I have enough problems!) & once you have had 21 surgeries and there is no where to go, u can not fix the problem without risk of killing the patient...Dr's need to be realistic. Last year I had to have a Hysterectomy, I had mass on ovary & I am breast cancer survivor. So at 42 I said ok..Take this out of me when I found that it was double in size.
Avatar f tn She was totally unaware of the personality change but as her boyfriend I noticed a big change. I don't think any of them had an affect on her weight but when she became more snappy on the ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN she tended to eat more junk. And when she changed to the lower hormone she became my sweet girlfriend again. Not sure if it is the pill but the hormone level in the dosage at least that I noticed with my girlfriend.
Avatar m tn I am going to embrace the good, and ignore the bad the best I can.. Change what I can control, and DON'T WATSE TIME STRESSING OVER THE THINGS I CANNOT!!!
147426 tn?1317269232 lesion - abnormality, area where the tissue shows change (may be scarring, missing, more dense) T1, T2, FLAIR - different imaging techniques peri-ventricular - something aligned along/near the edges of the ventricles (which are the CSF fluid filled spaces in the brain) perpendicular to the ventricles - a lesion which is usually oval and has the longer axis pointing AT the edge of the ventricle.
Avatar f tn I see you falling into the same trap that I did for years. Being "cool" to your husband won't change his behavior one little bit. Mine does the same thing when he isn't drinking. "See? I'm drinking tea today. You should be jumping for joy!" Big deal. It's a temporary condition and I know what's coming in the next day or two. That's only part of the hell and chaos that substance abuse brings to relationships. Your husband is a heart attack or stroke waiting to happen.
Avatar f tn I have been doing the nuva ring for 2 years, and JUST put it together! I am 27, married for almost 8 years, and have a 1, 3, and 5 year old. When my husband was in Iraq and came home for R&R I went on the mini pill, and went nuts! After he was back for good, I thought N Ring because I would forget the pill every day, and thought that a slow steady stream of hormons would be better then one big jolt every day. NOT TRUE.
Avatar f tn Also, I’ve had good times and I’ve had bad times, and I know you don’t always get warnings about the bad times. Things can change so fast. Last month, I went from working full time and enjoying life to being hospitalized, having surgery, major tumor growth, and having to take nourishment through a tube—in less than one week! Everytime I go into the hospital now, I wonder if I will come out again. So, I’ve already made some decisions about my death.
2186126 tn?1384961026 It is so hard when our friends get old, it breaks your heart to see them sick. My dog is 15, and doing okay right now for her age, but I know at anytime something can come up. We also have 7 old cats, and one of them was just diagnosed with heart disease. They give you so much pleasure and love, but it is so hard in the end. I wish you luck with helping Sasha, shes a lucky dog to be so loved.
Avatar f tn I think in his case it is due to a prescription diet the vet put him on as we continue to search for a allergy he seems to have - yeast infection problems. Did your dog have a change in diet before his death? If no, then the change in color may be a warning sign... I'll watch this post to see if anything on that aspect develops.
82861 tn?1333457511 It's hard for some people to imagine how a little bird can cause so much grief, but there it is. Petey had such a great personality and was an integral part of our family from the beginning. He even traveled with us and actually enjoyed it. Petey lived to see 4 dogs become part of his flock and outlived two of them. When the first one died, he stopped singing all the beautiful songs he once sang. Petey and Travis grew up together and were actually fast friends.
147426 tn?1317269232 A couple of months later, at my neurologist's (I have RLS) I told her I thought I must have had a stroke along with my MI, because I was having trouble rembering people's names. That was something I was always good at, and suddently, I'd see someone that I had worked with for years, and couldn't come up with a name. She said, that happens sometimes after an MI, and we dismissed it. Oh yeah, the year before, I spent about 6 months being treated for "tennis elbow".