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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 needles down my left side. An ambulance was called and I was taken to the nearest hospital. I had a blood test and a CT scan. The results shown that there had a been an interruption
?to the blood supply in my brain. I later found out that the area was in the right parietal lobe. The blood test shown signs of infection. After some discussions between the Dr who first examined me and a Consultant and the usually tests performed. The raising of the arms and watching me walk up and down the cubicle, they decided to let me go home and arrange an appointment for me to be seen at the The Stroke Out Patients Clinic within the week. I was administered 300 mg of Aspirin and antibiotics. I had to take 16 antibiotics a day for 10 days.
?I came home feeling not very well but I put that down to the infection. I went to bed and a few hours later I woke up unable to swallow and the left side of my tongue felt swollen. My speech was slurred and it was so hard to swallow even water, let alone the antibiotics but I knew that I had to persevere. I felt rough for about 3 days. I was sent the appointment for the Out Patients Clinic and I had the arteries in my neck scanned. They were clear. I seen the Consultant who prescribed a Clopidogrel, a blood thinning tablet. The Consultant then told me that he would arrange for an Echocardiogram and a 6 day heart monitoring event. I went for the Echocardiogram on 7th June and I go for the heart monitoring 22nd June. I will know the results when all the data has been collected.
?Since the TIA for the first 5 weeks I had like a brain fog and the fatigue was terrible. Then I felt some improvement but I'm still having residual symptoms of tingling and pins and needles down my left side. Some periods of the day I feel that I'm on the road to recovery and then I get pressure pains in my head and feel light-headed and slightly dizzy. I'm hoping to go back to work and my employers have had an occupational health advisor consult me about my health. She was very nice and helpful and did not put me under any pressure to return till I have all my results. But I just keep thinking will I ever return to feeling normal again with these strange sensations in my head. I can't get my life back on track whilst feeling like this!!!
?Can anyone relate to this or give me any information? I would be so grateful
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