Stroke symptoms and causes

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350555 tn?1196587877 Well, I feel like I have symptoms of a stroke. Today my left side of my face and my left hand and fingers feel like they are tingling. More like pins and needles. I feel this on the left side of my body. Pins and needle feeling down my left arm, and my face on the left side and cheek is really tingling. I go see the Dr. this next week. I have had symptoms like this before and it comes and goes. I do have an anxiety disorder, but I don't consciously feel as though I'm having anxiety....
338734 tn?1377160168 Went to hospital ER due to stroke symptoms. Had CT and MRI as well as bubble echo. Suggestion of shunt. To follow up with TEE.
667923 tn?1421462724 weight was laying on my hand and foot to keep it from moving. I felt like I was having a stroke and after doing research on it, I did. Maybe it was an Ischemic attack or TIA. I have had 3 or 4 of these attacks and don't want to wind up having a full blown STROKE. I am having mental exhaustion,confusion and altered mental state with many others symptoms to many to state.
795414 tn?1240416459 Was worried that I may be having a stroke due to symptoms lasting so long. I just took it easy and slept as much as I could.
534785 tn?1329592208 This is more for my records, but if anyone has any thoughts on any of share.
Avatar f tn Very good day, drove a lot. Had a decaf latte and in went downhill from there. Thinking I had a stroke or anurysm or something.
Avatar n tn I do not have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol, no strokes or TIAs, and CADASIL (unlikely, no relatives with it). What else causes these brain lesions. Neurologist says I have too many lesions to be age related. They are multiple small foci of bright FLAIR signal in the subcortical white matter of both hemispheres in a relatively symmetric distribution. Thank you.
Avatar n tn Agree to test cholesteral based on history of stroke symptoms
4418279 tn?1354277370 I also have a lot of pressure and pain in the back of my head and left eye. I had a brain MRI with and w/ out contrast and and EEG, which came back clean. I think my doctors have given up, but I cannot live like this. I have to finish college, but getting out of bed is a huge struggle some days. I am 22 caucasion female.
Avatar n tn There are a number of causes, which can cause numbness in the arm, face and leg, but most commonly it could be due to stroke or compromised blood supply in these areas which is extremely rare to occur. Have you ever got your blood pressure checked? Any kidney problems or diabetes? Are you obese? All these answers can help me to get to a diagnosis. What you mentioned is kind of hemiparesis. Is there any weakness or inability to move voluntarily in the limbs?
1474856 tn?1288289049 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. I am so worried about feeling like this constantly, but i encountered a problem when i tried to see a new Dr within the Henry Ford health system. I may need to go outside of the network to get "real" treatment, not just some Dr calling me crazy and saying my depression is an issue.
Avatar m tn m posting here today because i am very worried about someone that i know that had stroke like symptoms but the doctors believe it was no a stroke but a brain cramp.
469720 tn?1388146349 Stroke Risk Factors Some stroke risk factors are hereditary. Others are a function of natural processes. Still others result from a person's lifestyle. You can't change factors related to heredity or natural processes, but those resulting from lifestyle or environment can be modified with the help of a healthcare professional. Fortunately, most risk factors are under our control What risk factors for stroke can't be changed?
Avatar f tn My mother has a history of stroke and mitral stenosis. She now has a mitral valve replacement/St. Jude valve. She was told years ago by her neurologist not to take anything containing pseudoephedrine or any decongestants. When she has sinus pressure or congestion she just has to suffer. She has tried Mucinex, Zyrtec and Saline nasal spray but no relief.
Avatar n tn When thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormone it causes hyperthyroidism. The symptoms are simple for which people ignore them easily. A person who is diagnosed with hyperthyroidism will feel at a depressive condition or a digestive problem before found himself with overactive thyroid gland. The most common symptom is sudden weight loss. When without any reason you noticed that weight decreased, you need to concern to a doctor.
Avatar n tn Depending on the area of the brain affected and the severity of the stroke, it is possible for a stroke to cause the symptoms described above without any evidence of paralysis of extremities. Has an MRI or CT scan been performed? It might be advisable to consult a neurologist to assess her condition and possibly have her undergo brain imaging.
Avatar n tn First symptoms, Emergency room Doctor ruled out stroke and thyriod and B12 deficiency. Order MRI Felt like a really bad sunburn when anything touch me.
Avatar m tn Common reasons could be stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, brain infections, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Common symptoms could be dementia, fits, and language disorders. Unfortunately there is no permanent cure of the condition, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses.
1092670 tn?1257765030 i have the same pains today has i have had the last 17 months pain right side head to toe knee groin froot pain constant left leg and right leg go numb after short walks and sitting to long.
Avatar m tn Yes they do show brain damage and a disruption in circulation of blood in the brain and it is indeed very helpful information but a stroke is something very specific. But I of course do not have clinical knowledge so you could post the question in the ask a doctor forum if you want a conclusive answer though.
Avatar n tn I am a recovering addict/alcoholic and relapsed recently. My last relapse, I believe I might have suffered a TIA, and had a CT scan afterwards coming up normal for my age 28.
Avatar n tn ) and other sporadic and unexplainable symptoms (numbness and weakness). Her brain was scanned and showed one lesion. She is taking daily injections of Copaxone and has recovered basically 100% from the optic neuritus and other symptoms. She has fatigue, but otherwise feels well. Since then she had a heart echo done and was told she had PFO, (I think that's what it's called, it's the condition where at birth one of the vessels or something doesn't completely close off).
Avatar n tn My doctor seems to think that dehydration could be the problem, but I never had this problem before the stroke and eating/drinking pattern has not changed. I work with power tools and I am on scaffolds and hydrolic lifts. I would not like to get one of these "spells" while working. Any information you could provide would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn My aunt aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke and is in ICU. She is yet to regain the consciousness and is still on ventilator. Doctors have stated that there is very little improvement. As of now she lost her limb movements, swallowing capacity and eyelid movements. Though she is chronic diabetic and had bye pass surgery six years back her major organs are functioning normally. It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in?
745759 tn?1232870315 Today i find out i have had a stroke some time between DEC 8th mri and DEC 30th mri and that kinda scared me and now they say also that an angiogram might be masked for results cause dr put me on the steroids started givimg me blood thinners did a trans echo cardiogram with bubble test
Avatar f tn Some symptoms come and go over pass 5 year or more worse when HOT ,exercise or stressed , 1. Balance problems: Coordination problems (Gait ataxia) 2. Myokymia (twitching) 3. Muscle spasms and muscle weakness Cramping , spasticity, Stumbling and falling. Clumsiness, stiffness, 4. Tingling burning and numbness in legs . Feet go numb , paralysis(usually waist down) rare in arms 5: Dizzy.