Stroke symptoms for women

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Avatar f tn stopping alcohol intake can improve the ataxia but if it is severe, some permanent symptoms may remain. In patients with cerebellar stroke, with intensive physical and occupational therapy over weeks to months, symptoms may become minimal and may even resolve completely.
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.
352007 tn?1372861481 For those who are women and are diagnosed with MS who are premenapausal as well as postmenapausal with hormonal therapy, do you find that prior to your menses that you're symptoms worsen or every other month or does nothing happen at all?
Avatar m tn There are risk factors that one cannot avoid such as a family history of stroke, prior stroke, aging, etc. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
Avatar n tn So for the time being, I think I would opt for the endarterectomy if I had to give a choice. I know the minimal invasive option always sounds great. I think if you google carotid endarterectomy vs stenting , you will be presented with a lot of information. I think medication will see you through for a long time yet, giving you lots of time to study this.
469720 tn?1388149949 Use of birth control pills and pregnancy pose special stroke risks for women. Prior stroke, TIA or heart attack - The risk of stroke for someone who has already had one is many times that of a person who has not. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are "warning strokes" that produce stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. TIAs are strong predictors of stroke.
464054 tn?1223826633 Among women who were later treated for stroke, the study showed that many of them reported symptoms that were different from the typical stroke symptoms. Aside from the classic stroke symptoms, a woman may have: loss of consciousness or fainting, shortness of breath, falls or accidents, sudden pain in the face, chest, arms or legs, seizure, sudden hiccups, sudden nausea, sudden tiredness, and sudden palpitations. (http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar n tn I had a stroke in my cerebellum 4 months ago. I let the symptoms keep on for almost five days. I am not picture perfect health but it just runs deep in my family history, I have no blocked arteries.. I have small vessel disease and dr. said it can only be helped with an aspirin. I am not OLD, I consider myself young.
Avatar f tn I am at 25 year old women was born at 25 weeks premature in 1989 weighing 1 pound.
Avatar n tn By then I had been taking aspirin (I know, not the treatment of choice for stroke...) and my headache had improved some, However, by late afternoon it began again. Mom looked up Hyzaar and advised me to take another Hyzaar. So that weekend I discontinued Zyrtec, took Hyzaar twice a day, and on Monday bp was 126/79. I then rtnd to Hyzaar once a day. A week later I somewhat cautiously began taking Zyrtec once every 3days. (p.s. it wasnt the Zyrtec with the extra something.
Avatar f tn The men were as likely as the women to become depressed with marital strain, but the link between negativity, depression and metabolic syndrome only applied to women, she said. The depression in women accounted for the metabolic syndrome, she said. Exactly why isn't known, but Henry speculated that women may take the negativity more to heart and ruminate about it more than men. Henry can't say specifically how much risk of metabolic syndrome is attributed to the negativity.
Avatar f tn Sudden face and arm or leg pain Sudden hiccups Sudden nausea (feeling sick to your stomach) Sudden tiredness Sudden chest pain Sudden shortness of breath (feeling like you can’t get enough air) Sudden pounding or racing heartbeat and no Dr. will give a MRI to test her for a stroke. We have been to 4 ERs and seen over ten Doctors. She has been on cumadin for about 4 months now. Is there anything we can do to get her help before a stroke sets in.
Avatar n tn Clotting disorders can be a primary cause for stroke related problems in young women. I have never heard anyone speak of stroke caused by migraine per se..From what I have read and my own problems I would agree with tactical that Basiliar Artery Migraine is possible as they present like TIA and stroke at times. But I would be sure that they check out Clotting disorder and Antiphospholipid Antibody.
Avatar n tn I had had palpitations on and off for years but didn't think anything of it. I thought everyone had them. Then I had an attack which put me in hospital for almost 3 weeks while I had every test thinkable to diagnose the problem. It was very hard to find and eventually an angiogram showed an additional pathway. Ablation has not been offered and the waiting list here in the UK is long and I cannot afford to have the procedure done privately.
764912 tn?1322715443 Hi tracy sounds like a seizure doesnt it. Are you still in the Mayo? So your symptoms are not stroke related which I suppose is something but if not a stroke then what is the question. I was worried about you but glad you have posted.
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 Hello, I came across your comment as I was browsing for some info on Locked in stroke of brain stem for my dad , who is currently in ICU from the past 5 days. I would like to know how your dad is now, since it has been almost 3 years now. Please let us know.
Avatar n tn Wheoever told you need to be on a blood "thinner" for life is sniffing spacedust. Your stroke had a specific etiology, which was the pill. The half-life of that medication had by now resultedm in an insignificant quantity of nthe drug, which means you should have a normally functioning body. You are being presented with a standard stroke protocol, but one that is inappropriate. You need another consult, preferably from a physician who reads medical journals.
Avatar n tn I am now 33 and am thinking about having another child, but none of my doctors know for sure why I had a stroke in the first place. Both my ob and neurologist think that I should be fine, but they really have never seen this before. I keep looking for other opinions....and suggestions? Anyone out there that had a baby after a stroke?
Avatar n tn I too had a stroke when I was 29...2 weeks after I gave birth to my son...That was 4 1/2 years ago. I have been fine ever since,even though my corotid arteries are still occluded. I had a bilateral corotid dissection. I would also like to have more kids and my doctors THINK it should be ok, but there are no guarantees!!
Avatar n tn I'm going to a high risk clinic to get more informaiton but am so happy to hear of other people who have experienced what I have. I have yet to be able to find a support group even for young women stroke survivors. I can be reached at ***@**** if anyone would ever like to talk- I know I need it from time to time-those days where you just wish things were normal for you . Good luck and blessings with everyone.
299260 tn?1304219705 I already started feeling AF type of symptoms and I have no sore bbs, just tender and full, which is normal for me. I am thinking that if my temp rises tomorrow I might do a test, if not, I guess I will wait. I have to say that the good thing about thinking about my chart and "suppose" possibilites is that is has helped me to keep my mind busy and not stress about the LAP. Happy Wednesday!
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469720 tn?1388149949 Early Warning Symptom for the #1 Killer of Women Is Under-recognized Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)-clogged or narrowed arteries in the legs-is a red flag that the same process may be going on elsewhere because PAD is associated with other life-threatening vascular diseases. Through early detection, interventional radiologists can save women from future stroke, heart attack, and early death.
299260 tn?1304219705 I'm SO sorry ;( I don't know what to say, other than my heart just breaks for you and dh. Please know you have so much support. kmcarino: Wow, he's really holding tight, huh?! I hope you're feeling good & I can't wait til you meet your little guy :) Be sure to update as soon as you can & know we'll all be praying for you!!! Krichar: OMG! 5dpt =) I'm so excited & hopeful for you. Your beta is the day after my b-day =) Best, best wishes!!!
Avatar n tn I felt so sick that initially I thought I was having a stroke . Saw my internist; bloodwork was neg for Lyme, lupus, B12 def. Thyroid screen was in normal range, but I was found to have Hashimoto's Dis. Have seen an endocrinologist, though I am not on medication yet. Saw cardiologist and had echo - all OK. I also saw a neuro and had an MRI both with and w/out contrast.
469720 tn?1388149949 Use of birth control pills and pregnancy pose special stroke risks for women. Prior stroke, TIA or heart attack - The risk of stroke for someone who has already had one is many times that of a person who has not. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are "warning strokes" that produce stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. TIAs are strong predictors of stroke.
Avatar n tn Nuerologist said I do not have any symptoms for MS and did echo with bubble contrast. Cardiologist present said a patent foramen ovale was present with blood flowwing even at rest. Nuerologist strongly recommended closure, due to stroke risk. Cardiologist also strongly recommended closure. Said he didn't think I could have transcather closure because balloons migrate. Both of these doctors sent me to a cardia surgeon who said he wouldn't do surgey unless I had a stroke first.
Avatar n tn No HX in family of HBP. Currently testing for pheochromocytes. K level exact mid-line @ 4.3 mEq/L. Stroke has been R/O Thoughts?
Avatar n tn 2 weeks ago I went in to the ER for all the same symptoms all the rest of you stroke survivors had. But my major complaint other than the Dizzieness, was I was experienceing right leg numbness. Well to make a long story a little shorter,I was experiencing a stroke ... an hour and a half later, I start to lose my speaking qualities. So after 2 negative CT's and a negative MRI, and negative Spinal Tap, I was to have a MRA test done that in the end, showed two small strokes.