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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 n tn The first three letters of stroke are S.T.R. Smile - An uneven or droopy smile is a warning sign Talk - Slurred speech is a warning sign Raise Both Arms Above Your Head - If you are unable to do this, that is a warning sign Stick Out Your Tongue - If your tongue is twisted, that is a warning sign Visit the stroke websites or health forums (such as this one) for detailed information:
Avatar m tn However, the symptoms you have described that you may had attack of a migraine but it is unlikely to be related with stroke. Stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed in some way. As a result, brain cells are starved of oxygen weakness down one side of the face, causing the mouth to droop. Symptoms are one side or part of body feels paralyzed, difficult speech, difficult swallowing, loss of muscle coordination or balance, brief loss of vision, severe headache and confusion.
Avatar f tn But, even if you do have diagnosed migraine with stroke-like symptoms, if you ever show any NEW stroke symptoms then it is still important to seek immediate medical attention regardless of previous diagnosis, just like the last note on whisperwolf's list says.
532476 tn?1214520784 Time to act – act FAST and call 000 immediately. If you suddenly experience any of these symptoms, get to a hospital immediately. Remember, stroke is a life-threatening emergency. The warning signs or symptoms of stroke may occur alone or in combination. They may last a few seconds or up to 24 hours, and then disappear. These signs are mini-strokes and should not be ignored. They indicate a hidden problem with blood flow, which could trigger a stroke. ref:
Avatar f tn And occasionally I'll notice that my right pupil is larger than the left. Should I be worried that these are like stroke symptoms or something else? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn Hello, My guess is that the dizziness and headache may be caused more by your medication than Afib. Symptoms of stroke can include dizziness among them, but usually other symptoms are going on that would lead a Cardiologist to investigate further. I have seen cases of Afib and low heart rates but they are not as common. I would just watch to see if the dizziness occurs when your heart rate is low (less than 60 beats per minute), or if they occur soon after you have taken your medication.
Avatar m tn Before this incident, I abused drugs such as LSD, mushrooms, MDMA, cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol. I have not touched any of these since the possible stroke, as was hoping i would recover fully. However, after 6 months in recovery, i have yet to be fully functioning and am worried about my ability to successfully get by in society, as it is hard to have normal conversations.
Avatar n tn My friend had a brain stem stroke 3 years ago at the age of 39 and had all the symptoms of your husband. I will tell you it's a tough road ahead! You can go to to read about her progress.. keep in mind it's very slow. Good Luck!
Avatar n tn My husband aged 54 had a (embolic) stoke in July, which affected his left side, he recovered quickly and was able to give a brilliant speech at our daughters wedding on august 9th 2008, then suddenly at the end of August his speech began to deteriorate, they detected another stroke which caused this. Now he has no other symptoms other than this speech slur, has anyone any advice. He has been referred to speach therapist, but as yet not seen anyone.
Avatar n tn My father had a similar sounding stroke on Dec. 8, 2006. He seemed pretty alert, spoke well, could swallow, etc. His major problems were left side paralysis and double vision. After about three weeks, he took his first steps and within 2 weeks of that was walking 40 feet with a walker. He was not able to start moving his left hand until about 4 weeks in. At that point, he could move all fingers and make a loose fist.
Avatar n tn My sister-in-law had a hemorrhagic stroke with a intracerebral hemorrhage. This was on May 18th. They have done a Ventriculostomy. The gas man found her in the driveway. We figure it had been somewhere between 20-35 mins. before she was found. They have her in a medically induced coma where they say she will stay for the next 3-4 weeks. Is this normal? Also, they did a cat scan on the 18th, and 19th and we were told the bleeding had stopped.
Avatar n tn Hello guy, I was wondering If what I experienced today was a stroke. I suddenly had a massive migraine, to the point that I had to sit down on the street and was almost in tears. Earlier that afternoon I had noticed that when I looked with my left eye, I had a spot to the down and left about an inch that I couldn't see and it was kind of sparkly or shiny around that area, kind of hard to describe.
Avatar f tn While I have a lot of ms symptoms that cause me difficulty (coordination, spasticity, weakness, fatiqie, bladder issues, etc.), vision problems have not really been an issue for me. Today, I woke up, bleary-eyed as always, and put eye drops in my right eye. Almost immediately, it felt liked eye was on fire. I assumed an eyelash ( or other foreign object) slid intoy eye. *** was painful foray e an hour and subsided. But...about 5 PM, I noticed that everything was very blurry in my right eye!
294425 tn?1288531995 It does sound like your doctor is onto something. I am sorry to say that your symptoms really sound heart related. People can seem really healthy and have a heart attack due to coronary artery disease, or blockages in one or more of your coronary arteries. Your doc is very aware of this it seems. Q waves indicate a heart attack or myocardial infarction (mi) as stated below, in some literature I googled up.
Avatar n tn If you would like to chat about our pathetic state of affairs some time my e-mail is ***@**** thanxs for reading this rediculously long list of symptoms! Smile everybody!!!!
Avatar n tn If you didn't have the spine imaged, you should talk to your doc as MS can show up there too. Hypothyroidism can certainly be a cause of your symptoms. Once treated adequately, your symptoms may improve. Another test that may be helpful is an EMG to see if this a problem of your peripheral nerves. Laboratory workup such as ANA, sed rate, blood count and electrolye profile can also help rule out other potential problems such as lupus and other rheumatological disorders.
Avatar n tn Hi I'm terribly upset. My dad has just had a stroke. He's 72 and is currently in hospital virtually asleep full time. We know that it is caused by a blood clot stemming from Atrial Fibrillation and it has affected his left side (No vision, left arm and leg) The doctor has painted a very bleak picture which was very devastating and right now at this moment it just seems that there is no hope. Can anyone re-assure me that if he survives there is some hope for quality of life.
451975 tn?1372332199 I just went to the hospital on Easter with Stroke like symptoms and was treated as such. I am 35 years old. They did all the normal tests MRI, MRA, and tons of blood work. Although the CT scan showed something that they thought may have been a mini stroke the other tests ruled it out and they diagnosed me with a silent or atypical migraine. I had all symptoms of a stroke. The numbness, tingling, drooping of the eyes and mouth on one side, no facial expressions and I could hardly talk.
Avatar f tn I am needing any feedback, as to whether anyone else seems to have or have had recurring stroke like symptoms, 3years after a small stroke. 8years ago, att 39 yrs old I was a senior manager at a large uk ftse company, I had a massive nervous breakdown. This was due to 20years of 15hour day 6days a weeks workaholic lifestyle, in business management and also running my own parttime business as well as working for private and public companies.
Avatar f tn anything out of range like wbc for example or slight anemia? did you have UTI, bowel symptoms, cold-like or sinusitis symptoms? back pain, muscle weakness?
Avatar n tn When he leaves in the morning and comes back home one or two in the morning his mouth is dry, he doesn't have an appetite, he talks excessively, and has trouble sleeping at night. So are these symptoms of heroin use and if not what are the symptoms.
Avatar m tn also a couple of hours ago i had a weird headache (kind of light) and my eyes kind of hurt, like there was too much light and i was having trouble focusing (i can focus my eyes fine but its kind of hard). i looked up stroke symptoms and then i tried to smile. the left side of my mouth drooped down after a second. i told my parents and they said stop using the computer so much and take a shower. i took a shower and i was so stressed i started to cry a little.
Avatar f tn I realise this is quite an old post but I am curious as to known if you ever got the answers to your symptoms. I too have had similar symptoms & seen a neurologist the one time & had an MRI to rule out stroke which came back clear. It has been a frustrating Journey so far & since seeing the neuro my symptoms have become worse. It started out as tingling fingers and feet, toes, now I have it in my chin lips and tip of my nose also in my upper back.
Avatar n tn Hello everyone, I have been browsing this site for a while now and its helped me during my attacks. Fisrt let me start out how this started, i am currently 17 years old, 5' 10" 175 lbs. about 4 years ago I had a panic attack out of no where, my first one, this included major chest pins and impending death. Ever since that day i wold have an attack at night, i was afraid of being alone at night for some reason.
Avatar n tn I'm having withdrawal symptoms I didn't expect. Light headedness, the runs, blood pressure going up, and general fatigue. Lots of fatigue. And some irritability. I am hoping that these symptoms begin to decrease soon. Well, they have gotten better than it was in the first 2 days. I am still wondering how long I can expect to have these side effects of withdrawal?
Avatar n tn I had my brain bleed stroke almost ten years ago, yet I still occasionally have recurrences of symptoms. The stroke was caused by extremely high blood pressure (250/150) I take medicine now to keep the pressure down, of course.