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Stroke and TIA

Also known as Mini Stroke, Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, TIA - Transient Ischaemic Attack

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  • Possible TIA 31 years old

    Hi all, this is my first time writing on a discussion board but I’m terrified and need advice. I was driving to work yesterday morning when my peripheral vision went white and blurry, i got very dazed and couldn’t see the cars next to me. Luckily I didn’t crash. I went to my GP who sent me straight to...

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  • Stroke caused by pacemaker? Antidepressant use

    My grandfather, aged 90, with diabetes and several clogged arteries, had a pacemaker implanted in July. He didn't react that well to the surgery, reporting the usual discomfort and some pain in the first weeks. Then he started getting apathic, low appetite, and had full conscious that he wasn't...

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  • Allopurinol and Ramipril

    I am taking Allopurinol and already taking Aprixabans 5mg twice a day and Ramipril 2.5 twice a day, and Bisoprolol 2.5 once a day.  I have a high level of gout and since I've been taking the Allopurinol I have a lot more promblem with fatigue.  Just want to know anyone recovering from a...

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  • Is it possible to start feeling depressed two years after a stroke?

    My dad had a brain stem stroke two years ago. The first six months were the most difficult since he needed help all the time. After that he started driving and working normally and he was feeling good overall. When the stroke happened we also discovered that he had diabetes and high blood pressure. Because...

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  • huge discomfort blow left rib

    31/2 yrs ago I had a mild stroke. The morning after I felt a small discomfort on my left side just below my rib. The dr looked and felt but could see or feel nothing. Said it may just go away. Gradually the discomfort got worse and now is sometimes unbearable. It is always present and has indeed reduced...

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  • TIA - Amaurosis fugax?

    Hello. I know you're not medical professionals, I'm just looking for a little reassurance if anyone can oblige? I have spent the last few days rigid with fear and I'm too scared to be left alone through fear of having a stroke and I'm scared of eating the wrong thing..I was diagnosed...

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  • I had some sort of a stroke?

    On Oct. 31. I was getting to bed around 4am (I work 2nd shift) and I was feeling stressed that night because I couldn't get to sleep. I fell asleep around 4:20am and I remember dreaming when suddenly I had sharp heart pains and my left arm/armpit had a numb tingle feeling. I woke up a freaked out...

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  • My dad had a brain stem stoke and I can't stop worrying about him

    Hey everybody, I'm 26 and two years ago my father suffered a stroke. He recovered extremely fast, especially if you consider that he had a brain stem stroke, and today he is able to do basically everything: he can drive, go to work, talk and walk by himself. The problem is that when he got sick...

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  • I think I have been having some sort of mini stroke

    I have been having at least 6 a day. I space out for few mins. my right side of face gets numb and right arm gets numb. If it is really good one my leg gets numb too. Sometime I get a headache and sometimes I don't, depends on how bad of an episode I have. When it is bad I get a feeling on left side...

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  • I had a Stroke this past summer.

    I'm having quite a time getting used to the different lifestyle and managing the nerve pain, as well as figuring out the medications, side effects. I'm also upset and very surprised to find according to some other sites on the internet that people are using the medications I need to control...

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  • Clear MRI Scans

    I had an episode a year last September and got discharged from A & E with suspected Migraine. I suspected that I had a TIA or Stroke. For 2 or 3 months no joy with the GP's and when I got to see a Neurologist 3 months later, listening to my symptoms and resulant damage he said he thought I had...

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  • Did I have a (mini) stroke?

    A year ago I used 4-FA at a party. At the end of the party I became light headed and at one point my vision became blurry until the point that I couldn't see at all. The strength in my legs faded too. I wasn't able to stand anymore. The next day I felt alright, so I never went to the doctor....

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  • TIA CAUSED BY HOLE IN THE HEART

    I was at work when I started to get a headache the vision in one of my eyes was blurred. My speech started to go and could not think of peoples names that I haveworked with for years. I then started to get pins and needles in my left arm and felt dizzy. After about 10 minutes it wore off but felt perculiar....

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  • What should I do?

    Im 17 and currently studying for Alevels, you see.... umm I think it was last month? While I was walking around the school...suddenly I couldn't feel one side of my body(right side) and I felt a bit dizzy too. Not just that, before that happened, I felt like a zombie ..I couldn't feel anything...

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  • Muscle weakness returns 4 yrs after lacunar stroke?

    Had a mild lacunar stroke in 2013--mostly foot drop and arm/leg weakness- in hosp for 7 days, then home. No aphasia.  I worked extremely hard at  physical therapy and exercised immediately/daily after MD said the first 6 weeks post-stroke are CRITICAL time to rebuild brain/muscle reconnect....

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  • Is combativeness a side effect of hemorrhagic stroke

    My husband suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in June.  Had some initial side effects with memory, etc. but other than that has recovered nicely.  He is on seizure meds twice a day and has to take his blood pressure morning and evening since a severe spike in blood pressure is the only cause they...

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  • medical errors -does anyone know of a service

    Will be hospitalized in few weeks and read a lot about medical errors.. Wondering if I am the only one that's scared (maybe too much television and internet) or people have some good tips/apps/services that can help me watch myself?

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  • Aftermath stroke

    I suffered a mild stroke a month ago. I am quite well now but always with a fear that could happen again. Always fearing that I would faint in streets. How could I get rid of these feelings? Thank you for answering. Fayçal

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  • TIA (Mini Stroke) or Migraine... can anyone help?

    Hi,  I have had migraines since I was a teenager, no aura, just the severe pain in the eye(s). On Sunday (this week), I was resting on the bed for about 20 minutes and when I got up, I was very dizzy (which had been happening days prior) but I suddenly lost the feeling in my right leg and...

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  • I had my first TIA 3 weeks ago

    Whilst the hospital on the day were great and I would not knock them for that, I have since had a vascular scan and the heart monitor for 72 hours. Since then nothing, it is nerve racking for me and my family. Were can I find help to sort out my diet plan or get one written for me?

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  • Headaches Before hemorrhagic stroke?

    My brother had a headache for two days.  On the third day his headache became severe. He had flashing lights that were worse in the right eye. He was kept in over night.  He was diagnosed with migraine and despite my concerns was sent home.  He collapsed as soon as we arrived home.  We...

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  • Possible mini stroke

    This morning I woke with the right side of my lower lip numbing, then swelling a little and pulling to the right side.  The feelings started to progress up the right side of my face.  I took 2 baby aspirin and headed of to urgent care.  The doctor said he suspected it was a mini stroke...

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  • Urgent Question about TIA

    Hello, I'm 19 years old without any particular known health issues aside from GERD. My main risk factor would be inactivity as I work as a computer programmer and don't get a whole lot of exercise. No family history, nothing like that in particular, but... last night, I woke up around 6...

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  • Stroke

    Hello i fel i hav sroke for 6 year but that time i didnt know nothing about stroke and i just forget it and while ago the big sign start showing in my phsic body especily my face one side of my face are drop down and my lift leg and lift arm getting weak and i felt my head one side more strong one weak...

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  • Stroke Rehabilitation with PEMF Therapy

    Hi, I experienced rapid recovery using PEMF after an AVM stroke. Recovery of voice and vision - 100% within 3 months and also i believe my motor functions are doing better than most other avm survivors i found these articles on the topic if you are intersted to explore further: https://medium.com/@PEMFTherapy/stroke-rehabilitation-using-pemf-therapy-fdc41734350a...

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  • Looking for advice, TIA 84 year old male

    Hi all, My father has been struggling with TIA's for the past couple of years.  In the past when he had a more major episode, small strokes were seen to have occured in the brain via CT scans.   He was put on cholestoral pills,  blood thinners, etc.  His cholestoral and blood...

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  • Stroke end of life

    Hi My grandmother 86 years old, suffered a stroke a week ago and since the stroke she is unconscious and hasn't opened her eyes, and doesn't know anyone is around her. Basically in a coma. All she does is move a tiny bit. Basically the doctors and us decided that it would be best for end...

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  • Tia's in 20's

    Hi ! I am a 29 year old female ...and I had an episode at work a couple month's ago ..i felt a little nausea and then my right eye blurred and my hand tingled and then my heart rat was 120 and my words were gone for about 30 second this is o er about a thirty min period....and I have every test done...

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  • Misdiagnosed a TIA

    I'm looking for some advice, I am a 35 year old female and in august 2015 I had an episode where I lost my speech and had numbness down my left arm and in my face lasting a couple of minutes. The day after I went to my GP who referred me to the TIA clinic. I had all the relevant tests ( MRI brain,...

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  • Strange sensations in my head 2 months after having a TIA

    I'm new to this forum but decided to join as I felt that after having a TIA/Mini Stroke, you just go away and are left to get on with your recovery.  In brief I took ill at work (13th April 2017 to be precise).  I had the full symtoms, face dropped, I couldn't speak and had pins and...

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