Mini stroke symptoms and causes

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Avatar f tn Hi the GP suggested i have had mini stroke. i have weakness in right arm and leg. but now im getting double vision. The leg has got bit stronger but not arm. cant grip anything. am also getting spasms History- Epilepsy, recent mri in jan, - temporal sclerosis in the past have had problems like balance, walking, swallowing and still do on occassions.
Avatar n tn But I am trying to find out what kind of Dr I need to go to now or even if they can tell if it was a stroke 6 weeks after. I still have the stutter and forgetfullness. I also normally have low BP like 120/60 pulse rate normally around 70. This day my BP was 160/102 amd pulse was 150-170. I need help too if you come up with anything.
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 f tn Many possibilities exist, and depend somewhat on your age, your risk factors, and the nature of your symptoms (whether or not the numbness started suddenly or gradually, whether it is a complete loss of sensation or a tingling, whether it is an objective finding on examination or it is only a feeling that you have etc). The most concerning cause of numbness on one side of the body is a stroke, as you mentioned.
Avatar m tn 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? A poor glycemic control can predispose to hyperglycemia and ketones in urine, increasing risk of stroke. He may need medicines to dissolve any clot if was detected on CT head.
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.
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580765 tn?1274922960 I'll add that there are things called TIA's, kind of a mini-stroke that causes some symptoms but then clear up. As Jari mentioned, if your doctors haven't checked for those (such as carotid scans and such) you should be seen. TIA's are often a precursor to the bigger strokes that cause more severe brain damage. Again, I don't know what your doctor was focused on during those tests you mentioned.
Avatar f tn I would love to know what this is and what causes it. I've heard this could be TIA's, Absence Seizuzres or Mini Stroke. Has anyone have a similar experience? Thank You! This discussion is related to <a href=''>short memory loss seizures</a>.
Avatar n tn Due to the relationship between the migrain and onset of your stroke symptoms, you may not have to look for any other causes. If I remember right the BAM induced stroke is ischemic. There is info on the internet on this. I'm very sorry to hear about your baby.
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.
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.
428155 tn?1203692494 hypertension, 3. age greater than 75, 4. diabetes, 5 stroke or TIA (mini stroke). This scoring system is used to determine what you should be on for blood thinners. From the information you mentioned above, you have at least one risk factor. If you only have that one risk, aspirin or coumadin is appropriate for blood thinning. If you have 2 or more risk factors, you should be on coumadin. If you have had a stroke or TIA, you should be on coumadin.
Avatar n tn I have antiphospholipid syndrome which causes your blood to clot too much and puts you at a high risk for miscarriage and stroke during pregnancy. I believe because of hormone levels when your pregnant your at an even higher risk than any other time. Maybe some of you can be checked for this its a simple blood test. I was told certain blood thinners can be taken during pregnancy. Something to research.
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 8 weeks ago i went to hospital after getting a dragging feeling in my leg and a bit of weakness in my arm .all on my right side .at first a mini stroke was diagnosed .but when i went back to see the doctor 3 weeks ago he said he wasn convinced that it was a stroke .ime on asprin and persantin tablets.i feel fine .just a little weakness in my arm .do u think this was a stroke.and how can i prevent another one.!.
Avatar n tn At 39 I was diagnosed with a TIA/mini-stroke. Initial Sympton: White light covered my sight and I started to mumble and unable to formulate words/or communicate with my co-workers. I went home "slept it off" and the next day returned to the office however, I couldn't put my thoughts together while crafting emails and went to the emergency room (Navy Medical Portsmouth, Va). A highly respected neurologist, after many many tests...
Avatar m tn Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with your doctor. Without the ability to examine you and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the cause of your symptoms are. However, I will try to provide you with some useful information.
Avatar f tn but you need a true Chiari specialist that will recognize how and why you are having the synptoms you are. Chiari symptoms cycle and can be plagued with the same symptoms for yrs and then one day develop something new.... Have you had a CINE MRI to check for a CSF obstruction? Not all neuro's are well informed or experienced with Chiari and related conditions,,,,.this is why I stress to find a true Chiari specialist.
Avatar f tn As Shell has said, there are many problems that can cause the symptoms you describe. You sound like you're having some sort of neurological symptoms, and they do sound very familiar! My recommendation is to see your PCP right away. They can refer you to a neurologist, who can help you identify the causes of your symptoms.
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 m tn I understand you have undergone a number of blood tests and imaging studies. Still I am enumerating all possible causes of your symptoms. The symptoms, especially numbness and tingling can be due to a mini stroke or transient ischemic attack, compression of spinal nerves, Vit B12 deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, low testosterone, anemia, lupus and other autoimmune disorders, heavy metal poisoning, vaso-vagal attack, multiple sclerosis, hypothyroidism, diabetes and panic attack.
Avatar f tn My daughter is a cosmetologist and she told me the topo causes the hair follicles to close. What has fallen out, wont grow back, but the hair loss should stop when you discontinue the drug. The Topo really messed up my cycle too. I think my adrenals took a hard hit from just two weeks on the drug. For me it was not worth it. I was stupid, depressed and started having panic attacks on it. I would loose blocks of time. Huge blocks.
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 f tn If so, then strokes are unlikely but she should be assessed for TIA's (mini stroke) and seizures. I'm not a doctor -- this is just based on personal experience.
Avatar n tn Also blood work negative for Myasthenia Gravis or Multiple Sclerosis. Hospital said too much time had past, and only suggested possible mini-stroke. Tests did NOT confirm any heart damage. Only one small blood clot found in neck, but too small to do any surgery. January 18, 2007 Progressive Weakness and slurred speech. Current Meds: Diabetes and High Blood Pressure.
Avatar f tn I am concerned about some fainting that has gone on in the past year, and will be seeing my doctor soon, but would like to see if I can calm my nerves about my symptoms beforehand. I am a 20 year old college women and between last summer and this summer I have experienced 3 fainting spells, all under different conditions. The first two I feel like I have a basic understanding of why they occurred, but will share them anyways as I am concerned that my most recent one has no explanation.
Avatar f tn read something today that said her symptoms could be occular migrane or a mini stroke. I will be getting her to a neurologist soon and hopefully rule out anything that she may or may mot have.