Recurring mini strokes

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I am a 78 year old male who had a mini strike in June 2013. I had the MRI, CT scan, ETC and was released from the hospital in 24 hours. The doctor placed me on EXforge HCT 10-325-25 and

Clopidorgrel 75mg and.a aspirin. I quit smoking and feel a little better but not much.

I must say that I smoked

in excess of 65 years. Evidently the frequency of Tia's is unpredictable so I guess I would like to

know what is the average time between mini's that you might know of

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    With all due respect Jim, I think it best not to even think about the possibility of another stroke. the word is of the 'disease concept which I personally reject. I work at feeling thinking and being WELL. "I am well". God is always working at Healing me. For me this seems best way to go. Just my own understanding. Wishing you WELLNESS. Roland.
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    I think your right about this. As it stands right now I am living the same way I did prior to this

    mini stroke and I have no intentions of changing. I must admit that I am certainly on the borderline

    with the smoking issue. I am certain smoking caused my problem but I can't get it out of my

    block head. The logic inside me says if you smoked for over 65 years and this only happened

    once go do it again because how long do you expect to live Amen.

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    I feel on that borderline regarding coffee, because too much can apparently raise the BP. and I sometimes think I drink too much. Yet it seems this question is controversial. anyone have good info. re- coffee? One thing I've noticed, when I slow my body movements down like walking very slow and focus on relaxing it and not being in a hurry, it helps to relax the mind. I was a Type 1 personality, which to me means very hyper. which probably contributed to the stroke.

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    Hello Jim

    Now that you are on Clopidogrel and aspirin, hopefully you are protected from having another TIA. This is how I reassure myself following my son's stroke (clot to the brain) 18 months ago leaving him with reduced peripheral vision. He is on exactly the same meds as you plus statins. He has never smoked, played amateur league football and attended the gym a few times a week. I hope it helps to know that my Mum had aTIA when she was 80 but didn't have another for over 8 years. The only medication she was put on at the time was BP pills.

    Roland - I don't know whether coffee itself can raise BP or whether it's the caffeine. I drink the occasional decaffeinated coffee - if I drink coffee with caffeine I get palpitations. I also drink decaffeinated tea.

    Good luck to both of you.

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    I have quit taking my statins. too much bad news about them.
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