Mini stroke signs and symptoms

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Avatar n tn Hi, Sinusitis develops when the mucous membranes of your upper respiratory tract — the nose, pharynx, sinuses and throat — become inflamed. The swelling obstructs the sinus openings and prevents mucus from draining normally. This creates a moist environment conducive to infection. The symptoms are usually head ache,facial pain,nasal congestion.It does not cause blurred vision/speech or numbness.
Avatar m tn It is so frustrating when it does not show up on your MRI and one place tells you possible mini stroke and you go the next time and they transfer you to a different hospital and they do test afterwards and then say it's not a mini stroke because there is no evidence on the test so it must be symptomatic or stress. I am not stressed and i had one of the best days of the month when this happened.
Avatar n tn Hi,The symptoms you have described,sound like stroke related.I myself and my husband both have mini strokes.It sounds like,with the numbness and pain he has suffered a stroke or min strokes.When he went to the emergency room,did they do an mri?He needs to been by a neurologist,one that knows what their doing.Make an appointment as soon as possible,as soon as you read this would be preferrable.It might be several things that causing this.Please make an appointment as possible though.
Avatar f tn The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are loss of balance, muscle spasms, numbness in any area, problems with walking and coordination, tremors in one or more arms and legs. Bowel and bladder symptoms include frequency of micturition, urine leakage, eye symptoms like double vision uncontrollable rapid eye movements, facial pain, painful muscle spasms, tingling, burning in arms or legs, depression, dizziness, hearing loss, fatigue etc. You have many of these symptoms.
Avatar f tn Well I went to the doctor today he said he definitely thought I had a mini stroke. I go in next week for an mri and blood work. Since I am 19 and this is so unusual he thinks it was caused by my birth control and suggest I stop taking it.
Avatar n tn I cannot give you a clinical diagnosis over the internet, and the information you provide is limited. On its own dizziness with bilateral hand tingling is not very suggestive of a stroke and may be more realted to blood pressure, heart causes etc.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to add, that you know your body better than anyone else and if it was a TIA/Mini Stroke, those are temporary and usually do not show up on x-rays but people that do have TIA's have something like a 30% chance of having another TIA or actually stroke within the following year. So you really need to be aware of stroke symptoms and if you get any of these symptoms you need to go straight to the ER.
Avatar f tn The EKG, CT-Scan and blood work all came back normal and later during the week, so did the ultrasound on my neck arteries and the echo on my heart. My internist said it could be a mini-stroke but the symptoms persist a week later, with complete numbness of the tongue and lips. He told me it might be a side effect of my anti-depressant, Pristiq, and has taken the dose down from 100mg to 50mg. I am to report in next week to let him know what my symptoms are doing.
Avatar n tn She has chronic edema in both lower legs, and is now using comp stockings, and has NOT been active or walking at all for more than that year. Does the impression #1 mean she's had a mini-stroke, or has MS, or that there is something progressive that's responsible for her heavy, weak leg/foot? Is there a treatment for what she has and if so, is this something that's worsen? HISTORY: Patient with slowly progressive leftsided weakness.
1038794 tn?1252925252 Well 2 days later he has a massive stroke. So i think i better get this sorted and get well for my kids. I just so hate hospitals and you always left waiting for hours.. I discharged myself on tuesday because i had my MRI at 10am and was left till 4pm before anyone came to tell me anything. I am breastfeeding i hadnt seen my baby in 24 hours my boobs were so sore and i was so stressed... Have accepted now that if i need to be addimted thats something i am gonna have to deal with...
Avatar m tn The doc who first said he had a stroke and had the tia was now saying no signs of stroke and no reason to worry? The doc and nuro are the same from the 1st incident 10 years ago. They do want to do another mri, cat scan saying it has been 10 yrs but wtf. Tell a person they had a stroke, medicate them for ten years for it and then say nope, no stroke....... My dad has been unable to get any kind of decent health insurance because of this. I told him to find new doc for second opinion.....
Avatar n tn I went to the PCP and Neurologist two days later and had an MRI 5 days later and they saw a stroke in the cerebellum and signs of a mini stroke that they classified as 'old'. I fortunately did not have ongoing loss of speech, or weakness in limbs etc...but have suffered from weird dizziness and electric shock feelings in my head. They seem to get better - but then get wrose again....Dr's are saying it is maybe anxiety --but is not. I have had anxiety before and these are different.
532476 tn?1214520784 Hi, The FAST test is an easy way to recognise and remember the signs of stroke or a TIA. Using the FAST test involves asking three simple questions. If you have a problem with any of these functions, dial triple zero (000) for an ambulance immediately. FAST stands for: Facial weakness – can the person smile; have their mouth or eyes drooped? Arm weakness – can the person raise both arms? Speech difficulty – can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
Avatar n tn My FIL had the same symptoms as you last spring and he was diagnosed with a minor stroke or TIA. All of his symptoms did not disappear - he is left with slight paralysis in one leg. It took a couple of weeks for the other symptoms to disappear. My aunt also suffers from TIA's but usually after a minor TIA there remains a slight defect that appears permanent - sometimes mental and sometimes physical. I guess my question would be - do you have any permanent damage from your "attacks"?
Avatar f tn His chest gets tight sometimes and sometimes his toes go numb out of no where. Could this be a mini heart attack? Or stroke? He is very stubborn about going to the doctor so im looking for someone's input on what might be happening! Thanks ahead of time!!
677292 tn?1226291236 At the time she exhibited some signs and symptoms that pointed towards stroke, but her story just didn't necessarily gel altogether (I'm an ex Paramedic). Unfortunately my Daughter at times struggles with the truth, she lives with my ex wife in another State. The end result that time after a battery of tests, including CT's and MRI's was that nothing showed up, my Daughter's symptoms resolved after 2-3 weeks and life progressed.
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 I just found out that high levels can cause stroke! I also recovered very quickly and have no residual symptoms. I do have to say that having a baby is definitely motiviation to get better quickly.
Avatar f tn You ask and a terrific question -- you are describing classic Uhthoff's phenomenon. When you get overheated (external like warm weather or hot bath or internal like a virus or stress) it may "uncover" your older MS symptoms and signs. In fact in the 1950s they used a "hot bath" test and they put patients in a warm bath and if they came out all noodley, then they had MS!
1384238 tn?1286032362 I do not know what caused your previous heart problem, and it's sad that you worry over having a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, the cardiology people who helped you before should consider sending you to a nutritionist, at the very least, and recommend types of exercise to strenghten you, in addition to further investigations into why you've got these left-sided abnormal sensations. I'm glad you're going for your doppler test next week, but I do think you need to see a cardio doc ASAP.
Avatar n tn in the heart which can travel to the vessels of the brain and possibly cause a stroke. Have you seen a Neurologist? Some of the symptoms you describe sound like Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Also, when you mention symptoms of weakness, fatigue and "reflux" I begin to worry that you may have some severe stomach irritation, possibly even to the point where you may have an ulcer and/or intestinal bleeding.
2010625 tn?1329375656 Also, symptoms have to be viewed objectively and behaviorally without emotional content. There are specific signs and symptoms to strokes and seizures by physical and neurological assessments. If it eases your mind, a psychiatrist is board examined and certified in psychiatry AND neurology. I had euphoria, which came with my hypomania, and I remembered how vivid and heightened my thoughts and sensory perception was.
Avatar f tn Abnormal eye signs include poorly reactive or unresponsive pupils, reduced visual acuity, optic disc hyperemia, retinal edema, an enlarged blind spot, papilledema, and eventually optic atrophy. GI symptoms are also very common and include nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain due to gastritis. The abdominal pain can be severe and mimic an acute abdomen; pancreatitis can develop and also produce abdominal pain. Permanent neuro-visual deficits may follow recovery from severe methanol poisoning eg.
Avatar n tn I am 38 years old and I had a massive stroke about 3 weeks ago, God really saved me, I only have minor symptoms, visual deficit and some speech problems, I went today for barium swallow exray, I am having chest pains after eating, has anyone had the same problem, please let me know, I will go doctor neurologist in about 2 weeks and I have going to myfamily doctor until then, i have quite smoking and I am now taking plavix and verapamil, I am so scared my friends and family do understand, everyo
Avatar n tn The second they think was caused when they lowered his blood pressure it was a Ischemic stroke. The first stroke is the most severe and originated in the Putamen ( a part of the basal ganglia). The second is on the right side and I've been told it controls spatial concepts. He has started to move more today and instead of only having posturing movements he has started to bring his arms up in a more normal response.
Avatar n tn Posted By CCF MD mdf on August 26, 1998 at 09:36:07: In Reply to: mini-strokes posted by doug brown on August 26, 1998 at 08:02:16: My Father, who has had extremely low blood pressure all his life, was just admitted to the hospital suffering from mini-strokes and high blood pressure. I'm especially interested in learning what mini-strokes are. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. d.
Avatar n tn My doctor thinks it could be brain stem mini strokes. He also said it is possible these are signs of a future stroke (brain stem). Is this even possible? I am hypothyroid on synthroid and take aspirin. I have normal blood pressure and borderline cholestorol. Also, where should I go to get a quality second opinion on this?
Avatar f tn then I had more show that were smaller on a better MRI (3T) that also were specific to MS and then a development of Optic Neuritis sealed the deal. It took time and some specific signs and a MS Specialist who wasn't ambiguous to finally get me my diagnosis two months ago. Join the Limboland forum as well. There are many of us still there (even us former limbolanders are still there) with very weird symptoms and we all try to help any way we can.
Avatar n tn I was only out of work for 2 weeks and during that time was somewhat out and about. Symptoms of a new illness presented in March, starting with a canker sore, and progressing to flu like symptoms. I noticed greenish/brown mucus and tooth pain and went to doctor for an anti-biotic (I think Bactrim). I took the antibiotic which seemed to clear up what I thought was a sinus infection but I still wasn't feeling better and my glands were very swollen (they still are too a degree).
Avatar n tn I had a mini occasions and warning signs, numb leg, couldn't lift it one morning for several days, headaches, dizzy, all of the things you have listed above. DON'T LET THEM BLOW YOU OFF! TAKE THE WARNING SIGNS SERIOUSLY! I have the best medical team in the area but also know that I'm a mystery case.