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Hello everyone I am a 22 year old female and believe I may have has a TIA (Mini stroke)
On wednesday evening I got home and looked in the mirror the take my makeup off and noticed my vision was slightly strange in my right eye as I couldnt see part of the right hand side of my face, I then looked down at my phone and again I couldn't see the buttons on the right side or my right hand. I was alone and had a bit of a panic attack as my vision is normally perfect /no glasses no contacts or anything.
I called the NHS helpline and the lady on the phone was lovely and told me to get to a hospital within the next hour, she rang through to them so they were expecting me. Whilst on the phone my boyfriend arrived home so we got straight in the car and drove to the hospital. i tried putting the hospital postcode in the sat nav but kept getting the number mixed up no matter how many times i had memorised them, In the car i then felt extremely spaced out and had a strange sensation in my head, pain like a headache but different, I then lost feeling in my right hand and it went all pins and needles and numb. I then had a couple blood tests once at the hospital and whilst waiting my boyfriend was talking to me about my day / favourite tv shows etc and I couldn't answer any of his easy questions, it was like I knew the answers but the more I tried to find them in my mind the more blank it went and then i'd get upset.
The hospital kept me in and after exams i was finally in the hospital bed at 4:30am , The doctor woke me up at 6:30 to run through the plan of action with me, my CT scan had come up normal, however he is treating me for a stroke, and gave me aspirin to thin my blood. He then said he is arranging a couple of eye exams due to the vision loss and also he wants to get an MRI booked in asap.
They didn't let me go home the next night either. My blood pressure was very low almost every check. I had lots of eye exams and then kept asking if i could go home, the doctor said I should stay in as the tests will all get done quicker however if i really don't want to stay I can go home and have everything done as an out patient but if i feel strange still I need to come back asap.
So I am now home after three days in hospital. I have to see my GP on monday and am currectly awaiting an OCT eye test, an FFA eye test (friday) and an MRI, I feel generally pretty weak and spaced out and a bit worried about the thought that it is very likely to have been a TIA.
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