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Stroke and TIA

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

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  • Signs of a stroke?

    Hi I recently went to my GP as was told I more than likely had carpal tunnel syndrome after a work medical  (I work with jackhammers etc) upon seeing the GP my Doctor says he didn’t agree with the diagnosis and suspected something a bit more sinister (a stroke) my only real symptoms are no grip...

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  • Life after a TIA

    Well, here's my story. 16th January 2018, I had been having pins and needles in my right arm all day. I put this down to leaning on my desk and at work. Otherwise I felt fine. Drove home, shaking my right hand to get the feeling back (must have been leaning on the car door in a funny way.....)...

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  • TIA

    My dad was admitted to hospital last night after suffering nausea, sweating, loss of balance and not being able to stand. Thankfully we brought him home today and he seems his usual self pretty much. He had an MRI which showed nothing abnormal, he will have a follow up appointment shortly but in the...

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  • Mums Stroke

    Hi, my mum experienced an evolving ischemic stroke 3 months ago. Intially when she was admitted to hospital, she was doing well. She had only lost some power on her left side, until 5 days later she took a turn for the worst and lost all abilty to communicate. She has made a great recovery...

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  • Dizziness and nausea after stroke.

    Two months ago I had a stroke that affected nothing but balance. The recovery is going slowly. I endlessly experience nausea and dizziness. Does anyone have the same symptoms? It will be very helpful to get any knowledge about the process of recovery. Thank you.  

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  • Memory Lapses

    I had an Ischaemic Stroke 6 years ago, followed by several TIA's between then and now. I have had problems with my memory ever since the first episode. At Xmas I had symptoms that my Doctor explained as a Sensory Stroke, but he didn't refer me to the Stroke Unit.  My lapses in memory happen...

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  • Posted on AF / Flutter board as well

    but I'd appreciate input from here as well  OK, I'm currently under treatment for Hypertension, AF and TIA (I'm just a wreck, I know) and am taking Bisoprolol, Atorvastatin, Dabigatran, Ramipril and (a reducing dose) Amlodipine. Whilst I'm happy with the planned effects of reduced...

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  • Did I have a TIA?

    Hi all, i'm a 34 year old healthy woman and i don't take any medication. blood tests were normal besides some lack of iron/vitamin d and a little higher platelets than normal..nothing serious.  2 years ago, i woke up in the morning with a really bad taste in my mouth & felt nauseated...

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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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  • Adjusting to life after TIA

    Hello I had a TIA in September 2017. Am a 63 year old woman, with a family history (Dad, uncles, brother) of TIA's and strokes. Although I made a good recovery and have been discharged from hospital clinic, thoughts and possible future concerns are "getting to me". I have been prescribed...

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  • Did I have a mini-stroke?

    Last week, I was dealing with a pretty bad headache. For the last few months, I’ve been having headaches more frequently. I have had issues with migraines in the past but nothing too serious. This time, something felt different. I went to work and went through my day as I normally would. But the headache...

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  • Please give advice! Worried about stepfather

    Please help My stepfather (60) had a stroke in 2010. It was a big one but he survived, he didn’t get treatment for a few hours Last year suddenly he was at the pc and suddenly we heard a loud bang. Mum went to him and found him on the ground with blood red eyes and he looked dead. Mum got him up and...

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  • Daughter had stroke at 9 months old....

    My daughter had heart problems arise when she was around 7 months old, and a couple of months later was placed on ECMO for her heart to save her life.  Once they removed her and took away the blood thinners she got a bleed on the brain which prompted them to do a craniotomy so her brain could heal...

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  • Insurance question

    When renewing car, or in this case Motorcycle insurance one of the questions from the broker is usually along the lines of "do you have any medical conditions we should be aware of that may effect your ability to drive" If the insured has recently suffered a TIA does this come uncer the heading...

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  • Mini-Stroke, stress or anxiety? Losing my mind.....

    I'm 26 years old, 165lbs (and slowly dropping weight) and diagnosed with G.A.D. Starting from the beginning, I had a bad panic attack about two weeks ago that landed me in the hospital for a possible heart attack (Thankfully it wasn't) and I've been worried about my health ever since. ...

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  • TIA, Anxiety or Stress? Losing my mind

    I'm 26 years old, 165lbs (and slowly dropping weight) and diagnosed with G.A.D. Starting from the beginning, I had a bad panic attack about two weeks ago that landed me in the hospital for a possible heart attack (Thankfully it wasn't) and I've been worried about my health ever since. ...

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  • Thalamus pain syndrome after a stroke

    I'm in a world of hurt. I had an aneurysm during the repair I sustained a stroke the stroke affected my thalamus and has left me with permanent chronic pain I'm reaching out to anyone out there that can possibly help me the pain is Relentless I need some help.

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  • How to communicate with someone in a coma

    My aunt has had a stroke resulting in deep coma. As a family we would like to try to communicate through simple yes or no questions. I am wondering if any of you have suggestions on what physical signals would be the most easy to give as yes or no when in coma?  

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  • Jangled Vision After Stroke

    I suffered a small stroke in my right occipital lobe about five weeks ago.I woke up early in the morning with a slight headache around my right eye and when I checked on my iPad to see the time, I could see the iPad display but I couldn't make any sense of the time. Hours and hours later, after a...

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  • newly diagnosed and very scared and confused... please help:(

    I went to the er after several days of slurred speech numbness of hands and visual disturbances. On the day I finally did go I also presented with a facial droop and numbness of my head and sides of my face and a current in my fingertips. My MRI showed white spotting. I suffer migraine and have aura....

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  • Has anyone else had experience of this?

    I am a 56yr old woman with a very complex set of health problems.  Just before Christmas last year I had a UTI and chest infection and was prescribed antibiotics. 6 days later, I had an absolute stunner of a headache, we were so concerned the day before Christmas Eve that I saw my GP, who suggested...

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  • TIA Mini Strokes....

    I believe I've been having TIA strokes for a number of years.   Perhaps for the last 5 years or so.   I end up with the back part of the right side of my tongue have pins and needles and my speech becomes slurred.   I also get a numbness in my face.   Currently one side of my...

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  • hemlanopla

    does anyone have this problem also. i have had this condition for almost 5 years now since my stroke  .also i seem to show no fellings about anything or anyone.completely different than i was before 

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  • New

    Just had a TIA and not gonna lie, I’m pretty worried about the future. I am 49 and they said it was caused by an old blood clot. This has now been cleared away but they have put me on Plavix 75 for the rest of my life. 

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  • THESE MIMICS ARE NOT TIA, BUT WHAT?

    My symptoms are always the same and have been going on for months; I feel a flushness in the right side of my face and my right foot feels heavy. Symptoms last less than a few minutes. Earlier this year I went to the hospital and over the next 24 hours was tested for pretty much everything. The diagnosis...

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  • Stroke or not

    A week ago I had an episode where I couldn't stand without falling and severely slurred speech and weakness down my left hand side, I was taken to hospital where the initial diagnosis was a stroke. I was transferred to a specialist stroke unit, where after 5 days of scans and an angiogram I was informed...

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  • Tia attack

    Hello everyone I had a what you call a mini stroke tia about 3 weeks ago I'm 47 never been so scared 😳 I woke up one morning made a coffee sat back down my right arm went limp my speech was slurred only for like a second my partner knew exactly what to do got me to squeeze his hand etc etc...

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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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  • 3Years after a mild stroke, i am experiencing TIA type symptoms daily? My consultants say its stress functional symptoms.Help me someone Please!!

    3years ago I had a mild stroke, and since that day, ive been having TIA type attacks near daily. WHY? I need answers and help PLEASE. Hi my name is Dave. I am requiring any help feedback, as to whether anyone else seems to have or have had recurring stroke like symptoms, 3years after a small stroke....

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  • Old Bleed and mini strokes

    Hi, just looking for a bit of advice as getting information from the hospital is proving very difficult. They simply don't seem to know. My Dad collapsed and was rushed into hospital weeks ago. Doctors have said he has an old bleed on the brain which has caused the problem. He was always active...

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  • My mom suddenly have difficulty speaking

    So yesterday my parents had a big fight. My mom was so angry she couldn't sleep. This morning she was able to talk but then she had trouble breathing and squeezed her chest. Her cheeks were very red . As a result she couldn't talk without hissing in pain. She has difficulty speaking as if something...

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