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Headache After Tia
Migraine aura with no headache following coiling unruptured aneurysm 20 months ago. The Zig zags/spring shapes last 30-40 mins. What causes this ?
Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini Stroke) (Definition)
A condition where a blood vessel in the brain is temporarily blocked by a blood clot, causing neurologic symptoms such as weakness in an arm or leg, or sensory changes.The symptoms are similar to those from a stroke, but are temporary, disappearing within minutes after the clot breaks apart. ...Read more
Took BP after Migraine Aura(with no headache)after lunch165/81.Can migraine with an Aura only cause spike in BP?Have normal BP even with Migraine Aura
It could: ...just the anxiety about possibly getting a migraine if you have bad ones. However, you have a rather complicated history and are on some things which should help control your blood pressure. Keep checking it, and if it is staying up (or going up) probably should be seen given your history. By the way, you can always take more Magnesium, bisglycinate better than citrate. Helps both concerns. ...Read more
Yes: It is not normal but common. But not a worrisome sign. ...Read more
Headache lasting several months once ended, followed by occasional headaches. Now lightheaded dizzy and headache while running one blackout w/ low bp?
You need further: Evaluation with your physician given your symptoms. ...Read more
Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.
How about neither?: There seems to be an inexplicable epidemic of brain tumor anxiety among otherwise young healthy people. Like that furshlugginer ice bucket challenge that had the unintended consequence of an epidemic of ALS anxiety among otherwise healthy young people. - This may have been a viral infection that spread to your middle & inner ear. If it persists more than a few more days, see your doctor. ...Read more
Sypmtoms of tension headache migraine same time.Migraine history. Ct last year ok is this normal?Any need to repeat ct?Headache for 6 days.
No need for new CT: You do not need another ct unless new neurologic symptoms have developed in the interim. ...Read more
Having aneurysm symptoms, except no seizures, blackouts, or neck pain. Constant nausea and photophobia. Severe headaches for days. Should I call 911?
If you can't drive.: It sounds like a severe migraine. Headaches from an aneurysm in your head would also be very severe, but usually much worse symptoms after one day. Since this has gone on several days I think you're safe with respect to any ruptured aneurysm. And urgent care or ER visits with an MRI would be recommended. ...Read more
Headaches nausea daily for 1 month yesterday suddenly disoriented sweating nausea heart pounding today out of it nausea headache head CT normal help!
Symptoms previously: headaches, lightheadedness, balance problems. Symptoms then disappeared for a few months. Now include: ear pain, slurred speech?
Slurred Speech: Ask your pcp to refer you to a neurologist right away. You need to ake a deffinite diagnosis. ...Read more
Having stroke symptoms only lasting a hour over past two weeks happened 6time ER couldnt find a cause. Dizziness right leg weakness headache any ideas?
Lightheaded for weeks.Then migraine pain.Then fleeting weakness on left side.Now severe nausea.Have history of migraines but never nausea. Migraine?
See your doctor soon: Your medical history is complex, and if you have intercranial hypertension, and lightheadedness and migraine too, and weakness on the left side and taking antihypertensives, you want to make sure you are not having possible pre-stroke conditions in evolution on top of all this vs. migraine. So don't delay! Call your doctor now, and have this fully checked out. Need physical exam, labs, and workup. ...Read more
A year symptoms started. Room spins constant headaches blurred vision and when having attack it last for a week or better. Disoriented?
Can i still have symptoms like dizziness weakness nausea doublevision for few days after migraine?
Sure.: Sure, but at some point it becomes important to be certain there is nothing more serious or life threatening going on. There is encouragement to delay a more serious investigation in what might be wrong as long as you are improving. Blatmanhealthandwellness.Com. ...Read more
Intoxicated, hit head. Headache 24 hours later. Ct scan at bad hospital said no fracture or bleeding. 72 hours later slight headache still "dazed" ok?
Follow up with M.D.: Still dazed without additional symptoms is fairly common after such an injury. However it is ALWAYS a good idea to follow up with your primary physician in 48 hrs. after such an injury to make sure everything is fine. If not done so, please di it as soon as possible. ...Read more
Possible to have CSF leak 3wks post ESI. L4-L5. Bad headache/foggy/no fever/ nauseated/no vomiting.How long does the headache last?4-5 days already.
Yes possible: Headache (HA) after epidural steroid injection (ESI) rarely occur this late but are possible. Is HA worse when standing/sitting up & less/gone if lying down? Can be associated with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or visual disturbances. Treatment includes being flat in bed for least 24 hrs, hydration, & analgesics. Since already 4-5 days, I would call physician who did ESI right away. Drink!! ...Read more
Daily Severe headache after car accident anxiety attacks eyelid spams metallic taste sleep pralyis took seizure&migraine meds no help,Mri brain neg
Car accident: It sounds like you are receiving appropriate medical attention. Please consider some mental health support by seeing a pro such as a clinical psychologist. You may be dealing w/PTSD. Clinical hypnosis can be helpful. See www.asch.net for referrals to licensed professionals. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Have panic attacks mitral valve repair 3 yrs get migraine aura ,left hand numb 4 mins no aura migraine? had numb hands before ,likely Panic attack ?
Consultation advised: Sorry, this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosing illness. You would be best served with an INBOX TEXT CONSULTATION at Health Tap. You would need to upload results of any tests, if available, as well as your medical history. You would NEED TO MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE for 24 hours to reply to any questions from your consultant. http://http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI Best wishes. ...Read more
Many types of forget: If you mean that you do not recall portions of time when the injury itself occurred - that is not unusual. If you have persistent problems with memory in general sine the injury, that is a TBI (traumatic brain injury) related memory problem. Amnesia is a lapse in consciousness that disallows any (or most) recall of what had happened. One might come to and not recognize where one is. Do not drive. ...Read more
Absolutely: Someone who is having tias should most definitely have their carotids checked since the carotid arteries are the number one source for embolic strokes. In "symptomatic" patients, such as someone who is having tias, a carotid blockage of 50% or more warrants intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare but possible: Vasospasm in the brain occurs when blood and its breakdown products are present in the spinal fluid around blood vessels. The most common reason is rupture of brain aneurysm, but there are other conditions. Vasospasm causes the larger vessels (arteries, arterioles) to clamp down or contrict, thus reducing blood flow. This can cause strokes or tias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suppose so: Strokes and tias are, at their underlying cause, basically the same thing. Both involve clots impairing blood flow to brain cells. Tias are just when the clot fortunately dissolves in enough time such that no permanent damage has occurred. Oranges are in general probably good and better than foods with high salt, fat, sugar or cholesterol content. ...Read more
Had 2 TIAs. Cholesterol was the cause. I had another Tia and was told not to go to emergency but lie down and let it pass. What if it was a stroke?
Stroke prevention: Optimal stroke prevention depends on minimizing risk factors, whether a person is outdoors or not. If there is no carotid artery disease, then risk factor modification includes keeping a healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, no smoking, and taking special medication if there is a heart rhythm irregularity called atrial fibrillation. ...Read more
What can be done for stroke prevention for someone who is having tias but is very active outdoors?
TIA: Not enough information to even begin... First things first: overweight? High blood pressure? Smoking? High cholesterol? Yourself? Active outdoors doesn't help... If you have high blood pressure and be "active" may actually endanger you (if you have high blood pressure it goes up even higher during exercise). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a lesion is a scar from a past stroke 6 months to a year ago and foci resolves and appears in new locations would foci likely be from tias?
Scar: Scar if you ment in mri, does not go away. If you do not see it in new mri, it is because it is very small and it might be between MRI "slices." the new foci in your age, would be very unusual to be due to TIA if you do not have risk factors such as diabetes or high blood pressure. A neurologist can work with you to make sure you are not suffering from multiple sclerosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have chiari, &i haven't been feeling well. Admitted last week 3 prev.Tias the back of my head in tingling. I had surg 3 yrs ago. Should i be worried?
Need evaluation: You are describing symptoms that are not typical of chiari malformations, before or after surgery. You have adrenal insufficiency, which can cause fatigue, nausea, GI symptoms. Check with your doctor to see if your symptoms are more consistent with adrenal insufficiency. If necessary, brain MRI can rule out abnormalities in the brain after chiari surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 75 yr.-old mother has had multiple TIAs. Could this be causing her to be abnormally hot all of the time?
Probably not. : This is not a common symptom of stroke/TIA. There are some other medical problems that can cause increased basal body temperature or sensation of increased body temperature. Her physician should be able to diagnose these with some simple lab tests. Common things being common, it is important to make sure she is not having fever or simply making herself too warm with clothes or a heater. ...Read more
Hi,I had several TIAs (Mini Stroke) 2 years ago. Since this episode, for the past 2 years I've had on and off numbness within the rear right head.
You question is?: You have not asked a question. Speak with a neurologist and determine if symptoms are secondary to the CVAs or something else. ...Read more
History of ischemic stroke. Went off crestor (rosuvastatin) for 3 mo, then more frequent symptoms of tias, related to hypercholesterol (high good and bad levels)?
I have had 3 tias will a bleed show up on a MRI without contrst or would it show up better with a MRI with contrast? I am having more trouble with my balance , memory, speech and heart flurries
Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.
Mini-Strokes: Tia's or transient ischemic attacks are stoke-like symptoms which resolve within 24hrs. Temporary unilateral visual loss described as a curtain coming down (amaurosis fugax), temporary difficulty with speech, unilateral facial drooping, or weakness are common mini-stroke or TIA like symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tias over time be caused by temporary or partial occlusion of vertebral or carotid arteries and cause foci or lesions?
Yes: Tia's are short-lived, about 20-30- minutes and usually fully reverse. If not, it is a stroke with tissue damage, and then can be seen on an mri. The event heralds risk, and preventative treatment with an antiplatelet drug should be started. An embolism from say the heart or aorta, may need anti-coagulation. The greatest future risk of TIA is a stroke within one year. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more