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Avatar f tn Hi Nicky, A transient ischemic attack or TIA, often referred to as ‘mini stroke’ is caused by changes in the blood supply to a particular area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that lasts for less than 24 hours. If symptoms persist for more than 24 hrs. then it is always categorized as a Stroke. Since you experienced the symptoms three days back and they are still persistent most probably you have suffered a Stroke.
Avatar f tn There is no way of knowing exactly what will happen as far as if another TIA will hit or if it'll be a full blown stroke..only thing your father can do is take the necessary precautions to lessen the risks. Make sure you and everyone that is around your dad know the signs of a stroke because acting quickly when a person has a stroke can save his life! Good luck to you!
Avatar n tn At 39 I was diagnosed with a TIA/mini-stroke. Initial Sympton: White light covered my sight and I started to mumble and unable to formulate words/or communicate with my co-workers. I went home "slept it off" and the next day returned to the office however, I couldn't put my thoughts together while crafting emails and went to the emergency room (Navy Medical Portsmouth, Va). A highly respected neurologist, after many many tests...
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) often called a mini stroke, happens when the brain’s blood supply is interrupted for a very brief time. The symptoms are very similar to a stroke (such as weakness on one side of the body, loss of sight and slurred speech) but they are temporary, lasting a few minutes or hours, and then disappearing completely within 24 hours.
Avatar m tn My blood pressure is good, cholesterol is very good. not diabetic but I was diagnosed as having a mini stroke Tia caused by having a migraine headache.My left side dropped with tingling and numbness, burr vision and slurred speech. My question is after all the years that has passed what was so different about this migraine that was so different?
Avatar m tn What is a TIA? TIA is an abbreviation for Transient Ischemic Attack. TIA is a neurological deficit caused by ischemia (reduced blood flow) to the brain or spinal cord and can present with confusion, sudden weakness or numbness, and temporary paralysis. Ocular ischemia can also present with TIA causing blurred or dimming of vision. TIA can cause slurred speech or aphasia. The symptoms of a TIA resolve anywhere from within a few minutes up to 24 hours.
765802 tn?1263304451 The headaches that you are getting now may be a warning sign that your blood pressure is raised even now. Remember a Stroke may occur a number of times if proper treatment and prevention measures are not taken. If you have a high blood pressure, you are always at risk. Please take proper treatment to keep the blood pressure under control.Please do not stop Plavix without the advise of your doctor. It helps in preventing further Strokes. Take care!
Avatar n tn I am 24 and 31 weeks pregant. I have just found out that I had a mini stroke (TIA) 2 weeks ago and am on the fast track to finding out more with my OB and a neurologist. There are countless reasons why they need to know why and where a clot could be before you give birth due to complications. I dont have all my results back yet, but have been informed that the risks may be too high to go into natural labor. SO get to your doctor ASAP.
Avatar n tn My cholesterol was 150 last checked and although I am very overweight right now I have no health problems that I am aware of. Could it still be a mini-stroke? And will going to the Doctors 2 days later do me any good? Thanks!
Avatar f tn I've been on this Carbamazephine for over 2 years and I just had another episode recently of a mini stroke or seizure or TIA. I've lost two jobs now and my drivers license this time.
Avatar n tn HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?A TIA ATTACK IS A MINI STROKE.THEY CAN DAMAGE MANY AREAS OF THE BRAIN.TIA ATTACKS USUALLY JUST A FEW MINUTES.THEY DO NOT LAST HOURS.YOU SAID YOUR HUSBAND HAS HYPERTENSION,BUT IS BEING TREATED FOR IT,HAS YOUR HUSBAND EVER HAD HIS HEART CHECKED?SOME TIMES IF THE HEART IS NOT PUMPING ENOUGH BLOOD TO CERTAIN AREAS OF THE BODY,YOU WILL GET NUMBNESS IN THOSE EXTREMITIES.TALK WITH HIS DOCTOR ABOUT ANY CHANCE OF THIS SINCE HE DOES HAVE HYPERTENSION.TAKE CARE OF HIM AND YOUR SELF.
500374 tn?1210075013 I didn't have a brainstem stroke, but I did have a stroke and I have the same cognitive issues that you have. What I do is write a lot of lists - but darn where is that list? Also, I have a PSP and I play a game called Hot Brain to exercise my brain. I'm not good but I'm trying.
1438751 tn?1285093678 I wonder if you could have had a TIA which are more commonly called mini strokes the only thing about those though is that when you start having the little ones it is usually a sign that they are leading up to a bigger or massive stroke. Then too there is the possiblity that some of your medications could be interacting with each other have you taken ALL of your meds to one Doctor and had them go through them all to make sure they are all OK to take together.
524338 tn?1212330434 Hi, A transient ischemic attack (TIA, often colloquially referred to as "mini stroke") is caused by the temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that usually persists for less than 24 hours. The most frequent symptoms include temporary loss of vision,difficulty speaking, weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis); and numbness or tingling usually on one side of the body.
Avatar n tn Oh I also wanted to ask, when you had a MRI or CT scan did it show that you had a TIA or did all your scans come back normal??
Avatar f tn I don't have high blood pressure, do not smoke, I am not overweight, I do not have high cholesteral, there is no history of migraine or stroke in my family but my mum does have a brain anurysm that was plugged up with platinum.. It was such a frightening thing to have happen, if it had stayed I was going to the doctor or the hospital. Thanks in anticipation of some replies.
Avatar n tn After a programmable shunt was put in, he felt much better, and was the same sweet guy he had always been. Then, about 13 months after his first stroke, he had a TIA. He started fooling around, lying, short-tempered, and just the opposite of the way he was before. Still able to function at work, but it seems, I took the brunt of his frustration and personality change. After 35 years, we are in the process of getting a divorce, and I am broken-hearted.
731247 tn?1233791186 Just a quick note to let everyone know that I have been directed by my hepotologist to discontinue treatment. I was in week 33 when I experienced three transient ischemic attacks (TIA) in four days. These TIAs are a sort of mini strokes. Symptoms where slurred speach, droopy and numb left side of face, vision problems. Just like a stroke but fortunately not premanent. According to my study doc can be caused by the interferon. Which is why the took me out of the study.
Avatar n tn I did go back to work about 2 days later even with the bad headaches, dizzyness, visual disturbances...etc. About 2 months after my TIA I had a stroke. They said that the TIA can kind of be like a warning of whats to happen later. Yeay me! The stroke took my peripheal vision on my left side. They still dont know why i had a stroke. They did find a PFO (sounds like its popular!) and I had the cardio seal implant about 2 months after my full stroke.
Avatar f tn I am so sorry you suffered such a lack of veracity in treatment. I am not a medical professional but from the research I've done so far it sounds like a stroke. I don't want to instill any unnecessary worries though. I have read that Migraines, or even TIA's (mini strokes which usually resolve any damages or issues on their own), have the same display of symptoms as a stroke.
Avatar n tn Hi I had a Tia an a stroke on bank holiday weekend may 2013 I am only in my 10 th week ov recovery an I am 28 years old xxxxx
580765 tn?1274922960 I went off of them when another neuro told me that my first episode was not the mini stroke that they once thought. However, I have never had a racing heat episode while on a blood thinner. * Could it be that thinner blood helps the heart compensate better for an electrical issue? I was quite surprised to hear that my issues from the past 8 years were heart related, but relieved to hear that they were not neurological in nature. I will be following up with a cardiologist in the future.
Avatar n tn All effects disappear within 24 hours. TIA signs and symptoms resemble those found early in a stroke and may include: Sudden weakness, an abnormal feeling, or paralysis in your face, arm or leg, typically on one side of your body; slurred or garbled speech or difficulty understanding others; sudden blindness in part of your visual field, sometimes as if a gray or black curtain is falling over or crossing your visual field; dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination.
Avatar n tn One approach is your doctors' approach of trying aspirin, and as long as you do not have a recurrence of stroke or mini-stroke, to just leave you on the aspirin. If you do have a recurrence, the next step would be to add another blood thinner in addition to aspirin. This is a sensible, common sense approach that has been used for many years. The only problem with this is that if the next stroke is a large one, it could leave you with significant disability, or worse.
1271365 tn?1306763979 My friends father had TIA mini strokes so we believe thats where she gets it from but no one is sure. The only preventative measure she has is half an aspirin daily. She was also taking something for cholesterol but no longer needs it. It is good that you are going to the Hershey medical centre, I think you need to see a doctor that specialises in Migraine, as not many doctors have experience with these particular type of Migraine. I hope you get the answers and treatment you need!
Avatar n tn Not to scare you but it does sound like a mini stroke . A family memeber had a few mini strokes with the same syptoms. We didnt know and it led to a major stroke. Please have everything checked and MRI/CT scans done again and be read by someone you feel confident in. This is highly treatable and taken care of. the sooner the better. I Wish you well.
Avatar n tn I am posting on behalf of my friend whom has just had what seems to be 2 mini-stroke/TIA episodes in a span of the past month. Have not confirmed 100% it was a ministroke since the feedback from doctors here isn't as reliable. She is a 24 year old African female, maybe about 5 ft 10 or 11, 93kg, residing in East Africa. She doesn't have a family history of strokes, has never been known to have high blood pressure or any other serious health conditions.