Symptoms of mild stroke in women

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Avatar n tn I went to the PCP and Neurologist two days later and had an MRI 5 days later and they saw a stroke in the cerebellum and signs of a mini stroke that they classified as 'old'. I fortunately did not have ongoing loss of speech, or weakness in limbs etc...but have suffered from weird dizziness and electric shock feelings in my head. They seem to get better - but then get wrose again....Dr's are saying it is maybe anxiety --but is not. I have had anxiety before and these are different.
Avatar n tn age 29, orthonovum 1/35 for dysmenorrhea, sudden loss of vision in left half of left eye at work in am-blood pressure high, no hx of migraine, vision faded back in within the hour. No headache till after vision restored, then headache grew to disorienting proportions by night. Discontinued bcp's. Never recurred. age 35, referred by gyn to renal/hypertension dr-good workup, hbp, prescribed Procardia-I didn't like what I read about it, never started meds, never rtnd, no symptoms at the time.
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 f tn And, I had a really bad case of mono in my teens as well as living in the northern hemisphere and having Scottish genes. It seems I was doomed from the get go, And, now Freddie Mecury is yelling something about fat bottomed girls at me!
Avatar n tn There are some types of Herpes viruses, such as vericella or chicken pox, that can induce a vasculitis and lead to stroke, you would have had an outbreak of your Herpes near the time of your stroke and therefore you would have known it. One needs to find out the etiology of the stroke and try to limit the factors inducing the stroke. Pregnancy can induce a hypercoaguable state and therefore this should be fully worked up including the Leiden factor and thrombin gene.
Avatar n tn Remember, that up to 30% of females have a patent ovale and the risk of stroke in this population doesn't seem to be greater than the population at large, with the exception of the risk factors mention. I hope this helps.
451975 tn?1372332199 Basilar or vestibular migraines have been associated with vascular spasms at the base of the brain which may explain the reversible symptoms of slurring of speech, visual problems and weakness in the extremities. Close supervision is necessary and I do understand that the attacks may be very disconcerting and almost debilitating. At this point, I can not think of any futher evaluation that may be needed.Continue with the medications,physical therapy and counselling as these are beneficial.
Avatar n tn Alot of your symptoms sound like anxiety problems. Try some anti-anxiety medications like Klonopin.
Avatar dr m tn Sleep apnea is a very common condition that if left untreated, can cause anything from depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, heart attack or stroke. It’s estimated that up to 1/4 of all men and 1/10 of all women may have at least some degree of sleep apnea. The frightening statistic is that about 90% of women with sleep apnea are not diagnosed. Instead they are being treated for the complications of untreated sleep apnea, rather than the cause itself.
Avatar f tn The metabolism of aspartame in the human body and the proposed toxicities from its metabolic components have concerned a lot of people and have been the emphasis of many post-marketing surveillance studies. Aspartame is metabolized by digestive enzymes and peptides to three common dietary components: amino acids, aspartic acid, and phenylalanine. Minute amounts of methanol can also be detected.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with MS and was put on Avonex injections in the states. I was also having a lot of the same symptoms and luckily I was in the states at the time. I have been waiting for a Neuro appointment here and finally will be going in a couple of weeks. I sympathize with you and if you would like an American friend here in England just let me know. I am a 33 year old female. Take care.
Avatar n tn I have had most of the same symptoms, but I also had the vision in my right eye go blurry, which prompted my doctor to do further tests. But since he can't figure out what's wrong with me, I think he has given up. Its so frustrating to explain this over and over, and have the doc tell you that you're fine. I'm not fine, I feel like hell.
Avatar n tn Phobic Anxiety Increases Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Women - BWH, February 2005 http://www.hms.harvard.edu/news/pressreleases/bwh/0205anxiety_cardiac.html And Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation - Anxiety and Heart Disease http://www.lownfoundation.org/content/view/163/78/ There is a high instance of high blood pressure and heart problems on my dad's side of the family and my maternal grandmother had strokes.
Avatar dr m tn Listed below are 5 of the most common myths that get in the way of women being treated effectively for this condition. Discover for yourself what, if any ramifications sleep apnea may have on your health and take measures to prevent this problem from affecting you. Sleep Apnea Then and Now Obstructive sleep apnea was first described in the 50s and 60’s as a rare condition in very obese, older, snoring men who kept falling asleep during the day.
Avatar n tn I have an indentation on top of my head that I am getting checked out in a couple of weeks.It's been here for years but is getting sensitive and seems to be growing larger.Jen3000:So glad that tumors were ruled out for you.Bet you are relieved.I am also wondering if the indentation could have anything to do with why my heart goes dangerously out of rythym everytime I take practicly all meds.This has been a mystery to doctors.
Avatar f tn I was born with mild CP. The spacicity was in my legs and with the help of braces and therapy, I was able to walk "normal". I am now 38. I have always had almost no muscle on the left side of my body. If I was very tired, sometimed I would get a little limp,but that's all. Now, I have been having neuropathy, and most recently spacicity in arms and legs that becomes quite painful. Sometimes, I notice my fingers and toes sticking together.
1169520 tn?1263430421 There really are better ones out there. Your symptoms are certainly among the kinds of symptoms we see in MS. However, the proper approach to diagnosis goes like this: The doctor first LISTENS to your story, your symptoms, your history, your meds and such. When he hears that you have had a serious back injury and use a narcotic med are only pieces of a puzzle. Wondering if the back is at fault for all symptoms is noted as a part of the puzzle to be investigated.
Avatar n tn My symptoms started in Aug. 02. Most have faded, but I still twitch all over, and have mild tingling in my right wrist. I also have some eye pain, but I`m beginning to think it may be sinus related, do to congestion during the pain. I haven`t seen the neurologist since May, but plan to see him in early Sept. He said he may perform a 2nd nerve conduction test, if I am still having symptoms, since my first one was "essentially" normal, whatever they meant by that.
Avatar m tn Since the neurology forum is so hard to get into and post a question I'll ask any readers here if anyone has had these symptoms? I get a weird burning sensation in the back of my head, this often starts up in the morning and subsides by evening. The burning sensation seems to be even behind my ears. I also get a sensation of discomfort in my upper neck, right at the base of the skull, like my head is sinking in and compressing something.
Avatar f tn ) The combination of these two usually results in a lot of neurological symptoms. Bart can also cause a variety of GI symptoms. My Lyme+Bart mimicked MS and IBS. They require different medications, and you can't recover from Lyme if Bart is raging unchecked. Lyme often has about a 4 week cycle to it where symptoms get worse. In women, this almost always coincides with their monthly cycle. Lyme can also affect the hormone control center in the brain.
Avatar n tn i got my mirena in may of 06 and i have had all the symptoms! i even posted a question on this forum about all my symptoms and nobody answered it so i decided to look for myslef and i found this! this is crazy! i makes me feel a little better knowing that i am not the only one out there though.
Avatar f tn I never ever ever experienced any of these symptoms until I became pregnant. They scare me because I see that these symptoms can be a sign of a brain tumor or aneurysm or stroke. I went to a neurologist and she said she didn't see any reason to do any emergency testing. She said that she has seen these things in pregnant women before. Idk, I'm just scared I've developed something serious during pregnancy and the doctors don't want to do anything because of baby.
Avatar n tn i recently qualified as a fitness instructor, and ive overtrained in the past and this just doesnt feel the same, and overtraining was a very gradual, creeping of symptoms. you shoudl consider aspartame toxicity also. its in loads of sports drinks and supplements and until i searched online yesterday i had no idea it was so bad for you. it can bring on or mimic CFS, OTS apparently. not to mention immune dysfunction, sore throats etc.
Avatar n tn Anyway, that makes a difference during all of this, in my opinion. Stay positive and by the end of the weekend, I bet they are a memory, distand I hope. How is your pain now? Do u have another way to manage it? I wish u all of the best, and please let us know if u need anything else. There are lots of smart ppl here who have done this before and are so willing to help if u need it. Good Luck and God Bless. sincerely, tracy ps....
Avatar n tn It would be very interesting to hear the numbers of people on this post that are women in the menopause ages. I will admit that I am. I hope and pray that menopause is the answer and pray for the day that I feel 'like myself' again.
Avatar m tn Hi, I have been seeing geometric flashes in my right eye towards the top to centre of my vision field. I, however, DO NOT have floaters, loss of vision in one half of the visual field, loss of peripheral vision, visual disturbance, hazy vision (which I know is associated with retinal detachment/ tear). Its just this occassional flashes of black in a shape of a cross with coloured borders.
Avatar m tn Hello friends, This is my first post on this board, but I've been reading here for several weeks and I feel as if I already know several of you. I am a limbolander. Here's a quick summary of recent events: My "attack," if it was an attack, began on Sept 1 and lasted two weeks: tingling, weakness, and numbness in the right leg & arm, & right side of face.
Avatar f tn I feel that most of your symptoms fit in the category of multiple myloma.Pls discuss this option with your doctors and get Serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP) done. You can log on to following website and learn more about this disease. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/myeloma/article_em.htm Hope it helps.Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn Affected family members are often tall, thin, with long arms and fingers,and straight backs. It is seen most commonly in women from 20 to 40 years old, but also occurs in men. How does a patient with MVP feel? Most people with MVP have no symptoms. Those who do commonly complain of symptoms such as fatigue, palpitations, chest pain, anxiety, migraine headaches, and even stroke. Fatigue is the most common complaint, although the reason for fatigue is not understood.
Avatar n tn I shelled out over $850 in out-of-pocket expenses in April, for NOTHING. It will take a lot to get me back in a doctor's office. I pray you get better.