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Headache After Tia
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
TIA: Some one can have series of TIA but still can survive. The definition of TIA is symptoms last less than 24 hours and will have full tecovery. ...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 more
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 more
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
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?
Not enough information to even begin...
First things first:
overweight? High blood pressure? Smoking? High cholesterol?
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 more
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 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 more
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?
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 more
90 with tia and spee: If you are ninety and with history of tia, you should consult your neurologist or family doctor asap, or go to er, as you may be having a stroke. ...Read more
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)?
Got levels?: If your cholesterol levels are abnormal, then maybe. If not, then no. Call your doctor. ...Read more
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 more
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
Is this aphasia or something else if all of a sudden a senior with prior tias can remember basic words and has really high bp?
Could be: This may represent a new stroke or tia. Anyone with a history of prior TIA or stroke who has a sudden onset of speech difficulty should be evaluated quickly to rule out an acute stroke. ...Read more
On and off weird feeling in face/chin for days. Feels like Tension. Not numb and not painful. I can feel touch. TIAs? Pcp says it's anxiety/stress. Age28.
Further testing: Before a DX of anxiety is made, I would check the tissues for the presence of pathogens. Then I would rule out the presence of VOCs, followed by the presence of a parasite, all of which could produce a weird sensation. I have always found a physiological basis for such weird sensations. If there was numbness or pain, there would be other considerations. ...Read more
7am Tuesday left leg and arm went numb. I couldn't move them. No other symptions. I had had this happen in 5 min. Tias. It has now been 24 hours. My arm up?
I have had 2 tias after coiling of brain aneurysm 6 months ago. Low b/pressure/ cholesterol non smoker good diet. Do I now have a risk of major stroke.
Are basilar tias a risk factor for ischemic stroke? My dad had a medulla stroke right below basilar artery, both of us have had bas. Tia in the past
Yes: Tia's are essentially strokes that don't progress to permanent damage. So any TIA is a risk factor for stroke. ...Read more
Had trauma induced b/l vertebral dissection and TIAs 1/4/16 from a phys therapist neck manipulation, MRI/MRA on my file, vitals r good. Ispregnancy ok?
Check with: An obstetrician. This is a complicated case. ...Read more
I've had two possible TIAs-MRI/A say-xanthoma formation w/in choroid plexus bilaterally-fetal origin right posterior cerebral arterycongenitalvarition?
Normal variation: Fetal origin posterior cerebral artery is a normal finding you were born with and choroid plexus comments is also normal. I presume the MRI was otherwise normal. Please make sure to see a neurologist for a complete evaluation as TIAs are often warning signs for strokes. ...Read more
I've been having TIAs and I have absence seizures. Is there any preventative or medication my last doctor should have gave me? I no longer have insurance so I can't go back to my neurologist because she is expensive.
SUGGESTIONS: You do not list where you live, but in absence of insurance, city hospitals in large cities have numerous local and outreach clinics, which are good resources. If you do have paroxysmal neurological episodes, it is truly mandatory to use preventative meds. I cannot advise you regarding approaches, but one way to address is to contact our Concierge service. ...Read more
TIAs: Ossible, depending on location & extent of blockage. Consult a neurologist for more details. ...Read more
I had TIAs 5 days ago. The CT scan showed that I had complete occlusion of the origin of the anterior cerebral artery. What are my options?
Prevention: 1. Have your doctor check for numerous risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes, inflammation or arteries, hyperhomocysteinemia, cardiac disease, carotid stenosis, chance of emboli from distant source. In general if no emboli would use combination of Aggrenox and a statin for prevention. ...Read more
I had eclampsia 15 ys ago I went blind had 5 tias seizures in a coma on a vent latley I've been having vision problems is it possible to loose my eye sight from all this?
Multiple system atrophy with bradykinesia Treatment? Is this a form of Parkinson's. 100% Viet nam vet. Exposed to agent orange. Neuropathy, 3 tias, Ca
HowAboutANeurologist: First and foremost, thank you for your service. That was a tough time. There is just too little information in your question. Yes, bradykinesia can be a symptom of Parkinson's, which can be a symptom of MSA. There is "suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of Parkinson's disease."See your doc ...Read more
I am worried about taking 75mg aspirin 6 months after coiling of unruptured brain aneurysm. I had tias after surgery) incase of stomach or brain bleed?
Should be okay: I agree with the other docs who have answered this question. Doesn't say where you're from, but if you're in Europe I understand your concern: European docs are much more nervous about aspirin than US docs & try to use lower doses. However, the European Stroke Study showed that a dose in the 75-mg range provides a typical degree of prevention without appreciably increasing bleeding complications. ...Read more
If your 44-year-old female patient who had been seen by Cardiologist for 16 years, and diagnosed consistently over those years with 413.9, small vessel disease aka female pattern coronary heart disease, and vertebrobasilar spasms --> vertebrobasilar TIAs
There is no: Question to answer here, it may have been cut off, there are only 400 characters to use. Please re-ask we don't need the ICD 9 code. ...Read more
Hi, I'm having severe headache to the right side of my head. It's terrible that it wake me up in the morning. I recently had tia. Help please.
Have had 2 previous TIA laying in bed now got severe headache, dizzness, right side of body feels heavy and tingly And vision Is blurred another TIA?
Possibly: Call your emergency services right away (IMMEDIATELY)to take you to the hospital. There is an increased risk of stroke with TIA, s. Good luck ...Read more
See below: A transient ischemic attack lasts less than 24 hours. A reversible ischemic neurologic deficit lasts between 24 hours and 2 weeks. A caerebrovascular accident is permanent. ...Read more
3 days out of the hospital since tia. Every day I have horrible headaches, nausea and fever. I mostly sleep and I can hardly eat. What's wrong?
Because: Tia is often given as the DX but there is no imaging to prove it. I believe that this is really an energy crisis in the brain because of altered brain chemistry, hence the multiple symptoms. A common cause is poor diet that compromises energy metabolism. You really need vitamin therapy, preferably given i/v/. ...Read more
Did I have a tia? During masturbation I felt half my body go numb, bright flash of light & heard noise when eyes closed, headache after.
Thunderclap HA?: You may well have experienced an episode of classical migraine associated with orgasm, the so-called thunderclap headache. Since this could occur in future, may not be a bad idea to discuss with your doctor a plan for a preventative medication to be employed prior to sexual activity. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a TIA and a seizure together. Is this possible? Are severe headaches due to 400mg of lamictal or residual from TIA or seizure?
Yes: It's entirely possible to have both issues, in fact, the scar tissue from a stroke may easily be the nidus that provokes a seizure. Headache is a possible side effect of lamictal. Headache would be an uncommon effect of tia. Seizure could cause it, especially if you injured your head during the seizure. ...Read more
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 a stroke, but are temporary, disappearing within minutes after the clot breaks apart. ...Read more