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 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 suffered a stroke on October 8th and had 2 TIAs within a week of the stroke. The initial stroke affected his left hand and leg but he still had motion. The first TIA made him loose his all motion in his left arm and hand. The 2nd one affected his left side of his face, speech, thought process. His right carotid artery is 100% blocked but all the rest are ok. He spent 21 days in the hospital between the stroke unit and rehab unit.
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.
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
1474856 tn?1288289049 Transient Ischemic Attack Symptoms can include: 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.
Avatar m tn Hi, we are wondering if my 75-yr old mother-in-law had a mini stroke. She was feeling dizzy, and ill and her neighbour had to help carry in to her home. She refused to go to the hospital, but later that evening (about 8 hours after the initial event) she had pains in her arm and felt nauseous and then decided to go to be checked.
Avatar n tn Yes...it's very common for a personality change to happen after a stroke. You have pretty much described my husband who had a stroke last July. He was semi paralyzed on his left side and couldn't walk. His stroke was considered as massive. He recovered all that within 2 months. Although his temper isn't too bad he is very impatient and little things seem to tick him off a bit. When he wants me to do something he wants it done right then and there.
Avatar f tn Although a stroke can manifest as a transient visual disturbance, that is relatively unusual. But something is going on, and you best have it checked out. Anything having to do with vision is VERY important. You cannot be turned down for medical assistance in the event of possible blindness because of financial reasons. If it happens? Good! Take them to court! (Just make sure that you sue for the cost of a chauffer).
Avatar f tn My Mother was recently diagnosed as probably having had a mini stroke or something similar. What would something similar be? Also, could a situation that caused a person to panic cause a stroke?
Avatar m tn It sounds like a mini stroke, or Transient ischemic attack (TIA). Because she has had a stroke in the past, her brain might be predisposed to suffering TIAs. Some with TIAs can get a child-like voice and mannerisms afterwards. The eye movement and the lack of memory point to a stroke. A stroke is when the blood flow gets interrupted or reduced to a certain part of the brain There are some people who regularly get TIAs wiithout the damage of a full blown stroke (paralysis).
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 In june he lost a lot of weight (173 to 158 in one month) which is why I think Doc put him on remeron. Concerned about the personality change that is aggressive , he also sleeps a lot and does not want to get out of bed. Need advice on drugs for treatment of depression in stroke patients - in particular this drug called Remeron (aka Mirtazapine.
Avatar f tn spinal tap, myelogram, ct scan, mini stroke TIA
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Avatar m tn The person that you are talking about may have had a sudden loss of neurological function due to problem in the blood flow to the brain. it could have been a mini stroke with a normal CT or MRI scan. There are certain causes of mini stroke, which I hope have been excluded. These are seizures, migraines, mini stroke affecting memory areas etc. Is he a hypertensive and how is his blood glucose control?
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..
Avatar m tn Hey guys i believe that i had a mini stroke this past friday but know on eis giving me the time of the day. the doctor was in and out within5 minutes. two of my fingers went numb followed by blurred vision. i went to call 911 and then couldnt speak and also had a hard time thinking. this was also followed my throwing up. since friday ive stuttered a little here and there. any thought as if you think it was a mini stroke?????
Avatar n tn ,speech slightly off. ws told Parathesis .I want to make sure I did not have mini stroke to prevent future....Report reads right frontal white matter, nonspecific. Differential diagnosis includes ischemic microvascular change, demyelination, CNS Lymes disease, migraine, and vasculitis,,,,Focus of T2Flair hyperintensity is seen in right frontal white matter anteriorly at level of centrum semiovale, meds Midrin .
Avatar m tn I have searched the internet and not found anybody else who suffered from anxiety and panic attacks before a stroke who after the stroke had these things disappear. Am I the only one? How has this happened? Can anyone help explain this to me please or direct me to a source of info which can help me to understand why this has happened? I really appreciate anyone who takes their time to read this and reply. It would help me to understand things a little better, I want to try to understand.
713582 tn?1298262321 My dear Oma had a mini stroke this morning.
Avatar n tn My husband had an Acute CVA August 2002 then became addicted to percocet. Has been in rehab and I think drug free for approx. 2 weeks. Was put on Elavil to help sleep insomnia at that time. Quit taking it and this morning says he doesn't feel right. Thinks he might have had a mini stroke. Right arm doesn't feel right and says speech is different. How do I know if this is Elavil related? Should I call doctor? Will a C-Scan tell me if a mini stroke has occurred?
Avatar n tn t had a response on my first question concerning symptoms of a possible mini stroke or withdrawal symptoms from precocet or elavil. Should I take my husband to doctor - his office does not open until 9:00 am my time.