Symptoms of a mild stroke risk

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Avatar n tn Do these syptomns sound like she whould have a CAT to prove or disprove any possibilty of a Mild Stroke due to heavy Wine and Smoking? Since she is hospitalized presently recovering form her broken hip, should they also test for a stroke?
Avatar f tn If there is concern for depression, treatment of it can improve many symptoms. Seizures or abnormal EEGs after stroke is common. Treatment of the seizures (or severely abnormal EEG patterns) with antiepileptics such as lamictal should help improve some of your symptoms with the thinking. If the neuropsychological evaluation showed specific problems, cognitive rehabilitation to help you with those specific areas may benefit you.
4035923 tn?1349197216 But it could also be due to an entity called TIA or transient ischemic attack, which as the name indicates there is a temporary lack of blood flow to a particular part of the brain. This usually recovers, but these people are more prone for strokes. So, please have yourself evaluated. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn My Dad had an ischemic brainstem stroke 5 weeks ago, he is 67. I am aware that a stroke in this area can be fatal as this area of the brain controls breathing etc. My Dad can breathe an cough on his own. He has not opened his eyes since the stroke (on occassions they open half way). He will answer commands on occassions by nodding but this tends to fluctuate. My Dad has lots of movements in his body, especially his left side, right side is improving.
Avatar n tn I'm a 76 year old lady who recently spent a week in the hospital because of episodes of TIA. After a MRI a CT scan, EEG, and ECG, they told me I had a mild stroke. While in the hospital they put me in heparin drip to thin my blood to start with, then they put me on plavix. I have episodes of bad sharp pain around my left temple coming down sometimes to may face, and from time to time especially after i take my BP meds with the plavix I get nauseated and light headed.
Avatar n tn Then they could have given him blood thinners to help him break down the clot with no risk of it being a bleed in his brain. They didn't know what kind of stroke he had for more than 24 hours and then he had had a major stroke. I asked for him to be transferred to a hospital with and MRI but they said they couldn't and that he was getting the same treatment that they would be giving him at Western or Sunny Brook.
Avatar n tn Did the Dr. not tell you this or not? Forum-M.D.-HHH 2/20/2007 C4 bamboosalt Re-read my original reply. What don't you get about "You had a no-risk event", "Your symptoms are similar to those of HIV, but also to a large number of other viruses or other illnesses with identical symptoms" (all of which are much more common than HIV), and "You can expect a negative HIV test result"???
1896811 tn?1323981959 We differ a bit in regards to what brough us to the doctor - I had stroke like symptoms. After initial dx I went for a 2nd opinion to make me feel more confident. My doc suggested it, but I already had it lined up I was so sure he was wrong. Maybe that is something that would help put your mind at ease too...Just a thought.
Avatar f tn He is only 48 and reasonably healthy so it came has a huge shock. The stroke was a clot to the left side of his brain. His memory has not been affected and his doctors are very impressed with the progress of his recovery in the short time since the stroke. They believe after all of his rehabilitation he should be back to 100% independance. The outlook is good in that respect even though at the moment its all still very saddening.
Avatar n tn I am a 38 year old female who suffered a mild stroke 3 weeks ago. I was approx 12 weeks pregnant at the time. I have not used birth control pills for almost 10 years. The doctors say it was a blod clot in the thalmus (sp?) region. My deficits are a blind spot in the left side of both eyes and a numb left arm. The doctors cannot tell me what brought on the stroke, although they say the pregnancy may have caused a hypercoaguble state.
Avatar n tn Also, my headaches have been under control for over a year, only a mild migraine about every 2 months, so how can this still be caused by the migraines? For my history, I do have a history of high blood pressure-mostly controlled by meds. And I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 6 years ago. I am a bit overweight but am working on losing some I have lost 5 pounds the last month.
Avatar n tn But I suffer that bad if I already am starting to suffer from something else. Curl's idea of taking care of the symptoms before it gets worse is a good one. Though sometimes it doesn't always work because by the time I realize I've got a problem, it's already escallating and sometimes I can't do anything about it as it's too late. Other times, it works and I just lay down and end up sleeping for a couple hours. Depends on what is wrong and how bad.
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 n tn What do you think, should I get a 2nd opinion, and from who, a nuerologist, a cardiologist, or who? She says I am at risk for a stroke but doesn't trust the closure method because it can slip, and the surgery we have decided is too risky. I feel like from your response I am not really at risk for anything...Thank you for any advice..
730414 tn?1403956473 Just a lot to think about. I don't want to have a Real stroke or a heart attack! Symptoms for me were the loss of speach and ability to communicate for 1-2 hours, I have always been chronically fatigued, I have passed out maybe 3 times in my life, my hands and feet are always cold. I do have anxiety and feel palpitations sometimes (usually when I drink too much mt. dew!
Avatar n tn My 88 year old mother had an angiogram (tube placed through her groin) 10 days ago, due to narrowing of the arteries to the heart. Her GP seems to think this may have caused a mild stroke - is this possible? To me she has no outward stroke symptoms although she cannot remember everything as she did before -- she is nowhere near as 'alert' (doing crosswords etc) and says her head feels like it is full of 'cotton wool'. Is this possible and is there any treatment for this type of stroke?
1626211 tn?1333545410 i had all sorts of symptoms for years !!! but because i got knocked down by a car at 16 i put it down to that fact ... but when both my hands went numb i had to go to my gp and at the time thay put it down to carpull tunnel !!! yea right it only lasted for two weeks and then went away ....
Avatar n tn Discuss with your physicians the use of anticoagulation therapy and further evaluation. The side effects of anticoagulation therapy has to be weighed against the future risk of stroke incidence. Meanwhile, stay calm and relax.Unnecessary worryimg would not help. Just keep a close follow up with your physician. I hope this helps. Keep us posted regarding your progress.
Avatar m tn Were you drinking, eating or doing some activity that you normally do not do? Any medical history? Taking any medications? It is difficult to say what exactly you experienced; you should have went to the ER that night. Lastly, I would follow up with your PCP/Family Physician and request an MRI of your brain/head WITH contrast asap.
Avatar n tn Re: Mild stroke and related issues [ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Neurology Forum ] [ FAQ ] Posted by CCF Neuro MD on July 12, 1997 at 08:27:28: In Reply to: Mild stroke and related issues posted by Alicia Freed on July 03, 1997 at 16:39:36: A few weeks ago I awoke to find that the left side of my body was weak and numb. Not the extreme that I couldn't walk or function, but enough to disturb me greatly.
451975 tn?1372332199 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. It has been one week and my strength is still not back on my right side and and my speech is still very slurred. It is very frustrating for me so I cant imagine what it is like for you.
Avatar m tn talk with your doctor to see what your clot risk is if you take a reduced dose of aspirin. If your AFib is causing serious symptoms, you should discuss measures to stop the AFib, such as ablation.
116881 tn?1189759423 I'd eaten a bunch of chocolate last night, then hopped onto the treadmill to try to produce some symptoms. I had handful of PVC's over a 40 minute period, one of them kinda hard, so I pressed the button on the event monitor. What the heck, right? I was feeling pretty good about myself, felt like I was climbing out of this funk of odd rhythms, stress and anxiousness.
Avatar f tn I am really paranoid at this moment. Below is the background of my story. Background- I visited a massage parlor with couple of my friends last saturday oct 31st 2015.I chose a a thin white 31 year old masseuse for my full body massage. She used different types of lubricants and lotions for massage. After doing back, neck and foot massage for about 20 mins she asked if I would to go for hand job. I went ahead with it. She applied similar lotion to my penis which she applied on my back.
Avatar n tn In December 2010 I had what I thought symptoms of a stroke. My vision was distorted, light headed and a tingling on my left side. My husband drove me directly to the ER where every test under the sun was performed (CT, CTA, MRI, MRA). Said it might have been a TIA or brain seisure. All tests were negative, but was admitted for further review. While there an ECO cardiagram showed a growth on my mitral valve, possibly due to an infected tooth I had a few months prior to.
Avatar f tn When I first started reading this I thought, "A stroke". But as I continued, I would say a Migraine. 15% of people who suffer from migraines have visual disturbances of some kind. Over the last eleven years, I've had a couple of different kinds of visual disturbances. You may want to try seeing if you are able to find a trigger, i.e. stress and find a neurologist that you like and trust.
Avatar n tn If disks are bugling and they aren't treated, they can herniate and all hell can happen. If you have neuro symptoms that are not getting better in a few eeks, INSIST on tests. Keep a log of everything you experience and when and were you experience them and share this with your MDs.
Avatar n tn 1 year Your excess risk of coronary heart disease has dropped to less than half that of a smoker. 5 to 15 years Your risk of stroke has declined to that of a non-smoker. 10 years Your risk of death from lung cancer has declined by almost half if you were an average smoker (one pack per day). Your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat and esophagus has now decreased. 15 years Your risk of coronary heart disease is now that of a person who has never smoked.
1056589 tn?1273750702 1 Even though it is not an embryo, a mole triggers symptoms of pregnancy. About 1 out of 1,000 women with early pregnancy symptoms has a molar pregnancy. Partial molar pregnancy. The placenta grows abnormally into molar tissue. Any fetal tissue that develops is likely to have severe defects. I had to have a DnC.I also had to have blood tests for 3 yrs afterwards to check my hormon levels because it can cause cancer. I have never been able to get pregnant agin.
Avatar n tn I went to my family doctor who immediately suspected that I had had a stroke and sent me to a neurologist. He suspected that I had a mild stroke due to a blood clot which formed because of the birth control pills I was on. I went off the pills and he said the numbness would fade and call him if the frequency of the migraines increased. They increased to 1-2 a week and he put me on Limbitrol.