Stroke symptoms for women mayo

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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 I have been on medication for a few months and still have these symptoms off and on. Do you have any advice? Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn The history of medicine is one of men treating men, to enable them to remain in the workplace. Women for a long time did not even have access to medical care. Before women worked doctors were uninterested in our health, and then found it convenient to attribute everything to the strange effects of our mysterious reproductive organs, which made us hysterical and irrational.
Avatar n tn I have been experiencing the same symptoms for the past 2 years. It came on very suddenly at a time when I was exercising regularly every morning on the stairmaster and lifting weights every evening. Since that time I have forced myself to work through the weight lifting and have cut out the the stairmaster (which did cause a lot of sweating). I found that after a few days the flu like symptoms would diminish from the weight lifting.
Avatar n tn I have always been told by my doctor that if my symptoms ever go away for a time period, then it is most likely NOT a tumor. Now, I am not discounting the fact that it could be a tumor and it is good that your doc. is testing you for that. However, I am willing to bet the test comes back negative. If so, and she says it is just anxiety, I would seriously suggest that you take it serious this time and start focusing on getting help for it. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar n tn I'm still looking for ways to lessen the intensity of these symptoms, but for me I've found that maintaining physical activity helps, as well as not oversleeping, or overeating. The rest of my family takes folic acid suppliments regularly. God, puberty was a nightmare, but I am much less groggy and more in focus now that I am no longer growing. I'd like to hear other peoples' experiences with this.
1448936 tn?1363209946 A helpful tip for anyone with health anxiety, is to simply not looking up symptoms for diseases online (I know this is really hard to avoid). If you are sick, go see a doctor! Please do not self diagnose, one real symptom may just lead you to imagine other symptoms of a specific disease. Sometimes, ignorance really is bliss. Health anxiety is a pain and this is my first time sharing this with anyone. Feel free to reply to reassure me of anything! =P and share your own story.
Avatar n tn They should be running blood tests to check the Thyroid, Bleeding disorders etc.. Women go through changes for no apparent reason as they get older. Not that 25 is old, just that you may be having a hormonal imbalance that is usually treatable with the use of hormone therapy (Birth Control pills). My daughter has had severe bleeding since the onset of her periods and after years of tests and many different pills that would regulate her temporarily she is now back on track with no more pills.
Avatar n tn I had an ablation sept.15 for AVRN tachycardia.I havecontinued to have many palps,including runs of fast and irregular beats but was basically told i must be anxious and depressed and was started on 10mg.prozac. yesterday at my postablation checkup my cardiologist said the ekg showed something that had never shown up before.something about the P waves.he said it was supraventricular and,ithink, ectopic tachycardia?
Avatar m tn Like I say, though, I've trauled the internet for my specific symptoms, and nothing really comes to light, and my retinolagists says there's nothing he can see (though i would have prefered an angiogram, just to make sure). Oh well.
Avatar f tn Thank you for posting that. You know I think fibro or CFS symptoms are just like lyme. Possible scenario in lyme cases: You are eight years old and you get bitten by a lyme infected tick. But your immune system is health enough to keep the bacteria under control.... so you are unaware that you have lyme disease. Ten years later... you get a virus, are working full-time and going to school or you have anemotional trauma. As a result, your immune system is worn down...
Avatar f tn There is no guideline that would tell doctors what tests to run on ALL because everyone has different symptoms for the same disease. Everyone feels different at certain levels regardless if what test is done. Not everyone reacts the same to medication, so what might work for me, may hinder you. It all comes down to what relationship you have with your doctor in my opinion. To me doctors have so many patients and are over loaded for me to expect them to figure me out in the 15mins alotted.
522415 tn?1242941355 I do not know how it is for others, but for me I have never been able to get a Docter to give me more meds for my pain. I only take my cymbolta and busepar and balacet. And sometimes I feel as if im going mad. But my doc wont help me. So i go to the emergency room and they always help me.
712042 tn?1254572809 This Sleep Study result, on top of my current heart state with MVD, put me at great risk for a heart attack, stroke and mini-strokes-TIA (transient ischemic attacks) all in the absence of any CAD. This also explains why I'm so tired and with problematic chest pain even with the amount of nitro I wear each day. My heart was not getting any rest and was under a great deal of stress around the clock.
712042 tn?1254572809 It is not defined within any race and seems to hit post- menopausal women. Researchers are looking for the 'why' while looking for a treatment. I'm glad it's 2008; if this had been several years ago the NIH protocol studies would not have been out there for researchers to concentrate on and I would certainly be in worst shape. I am the Poster Child at Emory for this dysfunction and the researchers are therefore learning a lot from my experience.
1175033 tn?1492204828 Traumatic injury such as a fall, automobile accident Heavy lifting Childbirth Epidural anesthesia Growth of the cyst Risk Factors Although gender may not be a risk factor, Tarlov cysts have more often been found in women than men. Symptoms Most of the time Tarlov cysts do not cause symptoms. Cysts may cause pain and other signs of nerve irritation, such as weakness, numbness, burning, and tingling. In some cases, it can cause problems with bladder and bowel function.
Avatar m tn Vitamin E might increase the risk for death in people with a history of stroke. People with a history of stroke should avoid high doses of vitamin E. Surgery: Vitamin E might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using vitamin E at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.” Since we with advanced liver disease are at increased risk of bleeding personally I would suggest avoiding taking supplemental vitamin E.
Avatar f tn You Might Want To Look Online For Bells Palsy, There Are Women In My Family , Young & Middle Age Who've Had It Sincerly Richie ***@****
1166523 tn?1264368243 a neuropathy of the autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that controls heart rate and blood pressure) could also cause the bowel and bladder symptoms. Evaluation for neuropathy includes EMG/NCS, a test which assesses how nerves conduct electricity and how the muscles respond. Some neuropathies (called small fiber neuropathies) do not show evidence of abnormality on MRI but are rather diagnosed by other types of test.
Avatar f tn One thing it does not mention, is many are given coumadin or something like it after a stroke to prevent a future one. I took it for 3 months. A friend of mine has to take it for life. Risk factors By Mayo Clinic staff Many factors can increase your risk of a stroke. A number of these factors can also increase your chances of having a heart attack. Stroke risk factors include: · Personal or family history of stroke, heart attack Being age 55 or older.
Avatar f tn ) and be as concrete/clear as possible in describing them and take the list with you to give to the neurologist for him to read. I would also include any symptoms that are unexplained and that you think might be related, not just stuff to fit in with the diagnosis you think you might have. Sometimes there is more than one thing going on, and that might be the case with you, or seemingly unrelated symptoms might be related.
Avatar n tn Should she be referred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, close to my home? How do I make sure this is the best solution for my mother and there are not other alternatives? What happens if she doesn't have this surgery?
Avatar f tn When you combine lack of sleep with anxiety, you are in for some very disconcerting symptoms - headaches, body aches, etc. Your GI woes may be caused by anxiety, which I feel you may have from your words. Have you considered that your troubles with SVT and its treatment may have triggered an anxiety problem that has yet to be addressed? Stomach troubles are often caused by anxiety. I am not a doctor, just have experience with anxiety.
Avatar f tn These symptoms would not be related to stroke would they? Heart attacks don't scare me as much as Strokes. Since most women die from the first heart attack, I figure that would be far better than suffering a stroke. But, I don't think either of these is related to PVCS or are they? Question 7: I take a long list of meds daily and I'm at the point of wanting to stop everything but my seizure med. and Maxalt, Ketorlac and Flexerall which help my migraines.
Avatar n tn i had a stroke on 22nd october thank God i am able to walk etc however i am sooooooooooooo tired and my short term memory is really bad. has anoyne else experienced sensitive hearing is like th e bionic woman i hear everthing and it irritates the hell out of me. apart from my tolerance level being non existent i have still manged to keep my friends. i am soooooooooooooo miserable and argue non stop with my you i talk but very very quickly and forget what i want to say.
10996785 tn?1432816577 LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets are not for everyone, including anyone who has previously had an allergic reaction to LIPITOR. It is not for those with liver problems. And it is not for women who are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant. If you get pregnant, stop taking LIPITOR and call your doctor right away. If you take LIPITOR tablets, tell your doctor if you feel any new muscle pain or weakness.
Avatar f tn I met with an EP at my cardiologist's clinic and he scared me so much that I'm off to the Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. They got me in very quickly - this Friday! Until then, I'm trying to chill but not doing a very good job.
Avatar n tn (don't even know how I am going to pay for Mayo yet, though my insurance will cover most of it). I also have a brother and now a sister that are seriously ill, and that causes a lot of worry/anxiety about things to come. I feel sorry for my mother. Well, I wrote more like a novel instead of a novella. I also like words/writing. That's what I studied in college (literature/creative writing) before I unfortunately needed to drop out-long time ago.
Avatar m tn It has been checked 3 times, and twice it was off. My doctor proscribed some medicine(Levothyroxine, lowest dose possible for now- .25 or 25) for 2 months. In 6 weeks we'll do blood work again and see if I still have the inner cold feeling.