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 5 days ago by both GP and neuro consultant, as having a tia and have been prescribed 75 mg aspirin and 20 mg statins and told not to drive for a month as I'm at risk of a stroke.
My day started as usual.. I was sat on my kitchen worktop talking to my hubby, I jumped down off the worktop to follow hubby outside, as I put my head up I was aware that something was wrong with my vision in my left eye, I followed my hubby outside and told him I couldn't see properly, looking straight ahead everything below my sightline was black yet I could see clearly above sightline, my eyesight was literally split in two, but just the left eye. I stood still for a minute and hubby then guided me to sit down, where my sight just went back to normal within 10 seconds. I had no other symptoms and no pain anywhere. The whole episode from start to finish lasted 2/3 minutes.
So, I suppose I'm looking for reasons.. I'm 47 years, Im a casual smoker and I know this can be a cause, but would this show up in an MRI? I have not touched one since and never likely to again! I'm 8 stone so no weight problem. I've had some tests at my local stroke assessment unit which all appear fairly normal? BP 123/82. Pulse 62. ECG normal. Angiogram/MRI normal. Bloods showed cholesterol at 5.6, but GP doesn't find that overly worrying? (I don't know anything about cholesterol). All other bloods normal, not diabetic either.
I do suffer from anxiety and at mo it really is off the scale so please don't put anymore fear in me 😩 At the time neuro tried to reassure me that my age, weight, not diabetic, BP good etc, puts me at even less risk, but for me all I'm hearing is that I'm at enough risk to warrant meds and driving ban for a month like any other person who has experienced a tia. Honestly my head is really spinning, am I being stupid, overly anxious?
thanks in advance 😊