Mini stroke recurrence

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Avatar m tn (about 5 or 6 months after starting BC control pills), had what the doctors said was a TIA (mini-stroke). Cardiologist then told me he'd advise I get off birth control pills and not ever go on them again. Did your wife have any mitral valve problems before? How was her blood pressure? Had a friend (healthy, young early 30s) who had a small stroke while doing neck stretching after exercise; I believe she was on birth control pills at the time as well.
Avatar n tn One approach is your doctors' approach of trying aspirin, and as long as you do not have a recurrence of stroke or mini-stroke, to just leave you on the aspirin. If you do have a recurrence, the next step would be to add another blood thinner in addition to aspirin. This is a sensible, common sense approach that has been used for many years. The only problem with this is that if the next stroke is a large one, it could leave you with significant disability, or worse.
Avatar n tn Hi I'm terribly upset. My dad has just had a stroke. He's 72 and is currently in hospital virtually asleep full time. We know that it is caused by a blood clot stemming from Atrial Fibrillation and it has affected his left side (No vision, left arm and leg) The doctor has painted a very bleak picture which was very devastating and right now at this moment it just seems that there is no hope. Can anyone re-assure me that if he survives there is some hope for quality of life.
Avatar f tn Anyone functioning well enough to answer, to discuss your coping with stroke deficits that have remained for a year ago or longer. My stroke was more than 3.5 years ago and I still have some resentment about everything that I can't do. I would like to get a better attitude about it. But either way you are handling it, it would be helpful for me to hear about anyone else who still struggles with problems.
Avatar n tn I am interested about how they determined that your 2nd procedure was unsuccessful. Did you have recurrence of the arrhythmia? If in fact you still have atrial flutter, I know that the Mayo Clinic does, as a last resort for cure, perform a surgical procedure called a "mini maze." These are usually performed for curative measures for people who suffer with Afib, but there have been successes with Atrial Flutter as well. You could check out the Mayo Clinic online.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms also sound like a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) which is like a mini-stroke. Here is a website that has some info: I have several close family members who have had TIAs and had symptoms like yours. I hope you find some answers soon. Congrats on 5 years out on your ovarian cancer!!! That is awesome!!!
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.
1285653 tn?1288362229 Who needs to finish their timeline??? I do :D Background: I was dx with CM1 in 2008. Also dx with a TIA (mini stroke) at same time. My NL told me the "tail on my brain was nothing to worry about, probably had it my entire life...." So I ignored it since there were no real symptoms to worry about. BUT, In April 2010 my symptoms became so severe that it has affected my career. Chiari Monster equals BOO. Luckily, I am still working.
Avatar m tn (my mother experienced mini-stroke dementia and I found that not only aspirin but also using sub-lingual methyl-B12 tablets held until dissolved under the tongue had a good result)
Avatar n tn They were great b/c they dropped her CA-125 and dried up fluid that had been accumulated in her lungs. They were bad in that the Avastin raised her blood pressure so much it gave her a mini stroke (which basically was a really bad migraine, no lasting effects), but it was enough to get her booted from the study. Fast forward six months and she's back on the Avastin (combines with Cytoxan as a last ditch effort. Unfortunately, it seems to be too little too late.
Avatar n tn All these test showed up negative. I then went to a Eye Doctor and she thought I had a mini stroke, then to a neurologist and he said I have a benign sixth cranial nerve palsy. Told me to take an asprin a day and in one to three months my vision would return to my normal vision. Beside the headaches and stress related with this I am not quite satisfied there is not help with medication or surgery. I can't drive because I can't see the lines correctly. Can anyone offer any advice?
363281 tn?1518219421 I am not sure what the rate was, I didn't count it, but it was probably 100. When it stopped, I then had a mini anxiety attack, but quickly regained my composure. My fear is, I am afraid it was paroxysmal A-Fib. I haven't had any since this morning, maybe just my normal "blips" that suck but nothing like what i had earlier. I made an appointment to see my PCP tomorrow at 3. I want an EKG or an echo, but over here in New Zealand, they just don't do them unless it is really important.
Avatar n tn after the afib ablation is an increased frequency in the afib episodes during the first 3 months, presumably from the inflammation caused by the ablation/burning. The major complications of the procedure primarily involve (1) stroke, (2) major bleeding, and (3) pulmonary vein stenosis. You'll need to discuss the frequency of these complications with the Mayo physicians, as each center quotes different rates. If you would like to read more, feel free to check out: http://atrialfibrillation.
Avatar n tn My neurologist had said that these occurances were tiny platelets in my bloodstream and that increased coumadin should remedy this. These symptons seem like mini stroke symptons. Do you have any suggestions?? _______ Dear Lisa, thank you for your question. The symptoms that you describe could indeed be transient ischemic attacks (TIA's) that are also called mini-strokes, or they may be related to something else.
1569985 tn?1328251082 Morillo C, Verma A, Kuck KH, et al. Radiofrequency Ablation vs Antiarrhythmic Drugs as First-Line Treatment of Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation: (RAAFT 2): A randomized trial. Heart Rhythm Society 2012 Scientific Sessions; May 11, 2012; Boston, MA.
Avatar m tn Case History => male 48. Giddiness (last 10-12 years) while getting up suddenly from sitting position, may be once in 2 months. Nuchal pain off & on - increased in last 2 months. Had 2 episodes (the second immediately within may be 5-10 seconds after the first) of unresponsiveness (fell down) early morning on 28th January, 2008 after getting up from sleep and micturating. Hyperasthesia over the left lower limb off & on - but no complain now. Sleep (N), Anxiety (+).
3197167 tn?1348972206 Yet millions of good folks take them every night for sleep, unaware of what damage they can do until its too late. I did the same thing 3 years ago. I had a mini-stroke and was in the hospital and couldn't sleep. I asked the night nurse for something and I ended up with 5mg Ambien. The next morning I was totally head over heels in love with the stuff. It's in the same family as temazepam. You get a great nights sleep and wake up completely raring to go with no after effects.
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 f tn Makes me feel so much better that I am not on my own. I thought i was having a stroke but when i typed into google, 'stroke symptoms' i knew this was not the case So i typed in tingling in both arms starting acrooss the shouldrers--and here i am with all you guys! i am wondering if I too have had the experience as i was lying on the sofa in an unsupported situation , working on my laptiop and vaguely also watching a TV programme.
Avatar f tn Last year a dear friend was experiencing some ill effects from her recurrence, it had been about 4 years since her initial diagnosis and never truly went into remission....she too got to the point where she was able to accept the fact that the cancer has taken over and she would lose the battle to this disease. In one of the last conversations I had with her, she told me that she had made peace and accepted the fact that the cancer would win.
Avatar f tn Heart attack, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm, stroke (both bleeding and from a clot), pulmonary embolism, and pancreatic cancer. There are a few more, but those are the frequent ones. Not sure where all this comes from. Is it chemical or are we obsessed with our mortality and fear of dying? Frankly, I think ignorance is bliss and I curse the internet for all the info it has. Had I not known of these conditions, would I fear them?
Avatar n tn The pain is further complicated due to a pinched disk in my lower back found when I was admitted to the hospital for four days of tests recurrence of these problems has gone on for one year last october and finally got to the point I couldn't handle anymore. I also had a Colonoscopy-camera inserted up to see inside of intestines and was diagnosed with the Diverticulosis. I currently still have the problems of constipation and then the attacks of the Diver.
Avatar f tn ) I did mention it to my doctor back in March even though I didn't have the recurrence of the pain much at all. She indicated to put heat on the affected area which I did for about a week. At that time (end of April 09) I didn’t have the pain at all and will slowly get back into the elliptical and possibly aerobics to determine if that is what set off the knife-stabbing pain.
Avatar f tn I was actually coming home from a mini vacation in Mexico when it hit....I did not drink any water there...and only ate one meal of chicken and rice soup the day before the burps started. In the last 5 years I have NOT had any stomach GERD, no IBS, no heartburn...nothing at all. It is extremely frustrating and scarey to think that this could all be starting up again! If anyone has any information on what could be causing this or sees some commonalitty on what the trigger could be..
Avatar n tn I too am having this strange wet, warm sensation on my inner left thigh. It's been going on for the last month or so. It will happen somtimes only a few times a day or as much as 3 or 4 times an hour and lasts only few seconds. As best as I can determine it doesn't happen while I'm sleeping. SO....I did some checking and as many have already mentioned, this symptom can sometimes mean a potential blood clot.