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Occipital Stroke Symptoms
Stroke: For most people symptoms of a stroke result in a loss of function...So feeling this loss of function, yes most people do feel this. ...Read more
Diagnosis confirmed?: Do you really have stroke issues or is this really secondary to classical migraine auras? If so, risk of stroke increases with smoking, and in women, use of birth control pills. You might want to have your homocysteine level checked and inquire about congenital heart disease and anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, but if this is migraine, risk is very low. ...Read more
In 2010 I had stroke symptoms on right side and since then I have huge gaps in time that I cannot recall, is this normal for a stroke?
Likely yes: If you have decreased blood flow in critical areas, this can create problems with awareness, but I am more concerned about ongoing "gaps in time" which may well be post-stroke seizure activity, which definitely needs attention and treatment. See your neurologist asap. Do not drive or operate power equipment until resolved. Good luck. ...Read more
APPROXIMATLY, how long after onset of stroke symptoms would you die if the stroke was untreated? Like what's the average time frame? Just approximate
See details: It depends on the area of the brain involved and the severity of the involvement. Most strokes do not cause death. ...Read more
When I got light stroke symptoms, it dissappeared in 2 hours. Mi right side of face was hanging very little. But nothing showed on the test. What hapn?
No, but: Complex partial or focal seizures sure can do this, and would highly recommend neurological consultation, as this needs clarification and diagnosis. ...Read more
In January and again this week I experienced mild stroke symptoms. All tests came back normal. I still have some memory issues. Should I be nervous?
Neurologist: A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you as well as confirm the diagnosis and ensure that proper testing is done and that you are on appropriate treatment to protect you from recurrences. ...Read more
Can be tough: Besides age, migraine in young, stroke in old, evaluate presence or absence of headache, nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to noise/light. However, some migraine pts do get stroke, especially if smokers, or taking female hormones. Most neurologists can detect differences quite readily. ...Read more
Pt had sever stroke 3 yrs ago, now stroke symptoms reoccurred. Inr ok and no findings on ctangio. Viral inf following stroke mimic stroke symptoms?
Stroke mimics: A host of things can "unmask" prior brain injury, including infections, metabolic derangements, seizures and medications. Ct angio looks at blood vessels, but need either a head ct or MRI to look at the brain tissue itself to determine if there has been any new compromise. ...Read more
Anxiety! I keep getting stroke symptoms down one side and I panic. I get it so often and think I'm having a stroke every time. How to stop worrying?
Seek psychotherapy: Given your age, the likelihood of stroke is low given that you have undergone brain MRI, echo, holter monitor, etc. Therefore, see your psychiatrist or psychotherapist to help treat your anxiety. Consider supplementing any psychotropic or anxiolytic medications with relaxation techniques. http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/anxiety. Html ...Read more
Yes: But am not really impressed with aspirin potency in preventing a stroke, as clopidigrel and Aggrenox seem more effective. ...Read more
This could be stroke: Or it could be from other causes of left arm numbness. Is there weakness? Is there increased reflexes. If you think you have a stroke you should see a doctor as soon as possible. An MRI done with diffusion weighted imaging can tell if you have a stroke. Ask your doctor fi this could help you. ...Read more
Most are genetic: Most patients have a genetic predispostion to this rare sub-type of migraines which can present with stroke like symptoms of weakness called hemiplegia. ...Read more
See below: If there is no significant facial droop, I would try swallowing an Aspirin with the smallest amount of liquid needed. If you are having trouble swallowing the tablet, place it under your tongue. Aspirin is quite bitter! Many stroke victims, especially those with facial droop have difficulty swallowing. In our ed we give our patient's a rectal suppository of aspirin, I wouldn't expect you to have it. ...Read more
I'm 16 and afraid of having a stroke. Also have anxiety which mimics stroke symptoms. I have normal BP and cholesteral?
Get seen: Their is help for the kind of anxiety you are feeling. Let your parent or guardian know. Get a full physical work up and ask for a referral to see a therapist. There is no shame whatsoever in asking for psychological help at your age. It can make all the difference for a healthy productive life. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
I've got anxiety disorder n keep thinking im dying from a stroke. I have had stroke symptoms started 3 days ago, if it was real would I be dead by now?
Stroke symptoms?: You haven't shared the symptoms you're calling "stroke symptoms." if they've been going on for 3 days though, a medical evaluation is advisable. Not all strokes kill, but at age 25 strokes are unlikely. Hoping you're working with a psychiatrist on your anxiety issues. Psychotherapy is an important part of treatment for anxiety as well. ...Read more
Frequent stroke symptoms all the time & anxiety I will die of a stroke. This is after 6 years of treatment this is still my biggest anxiety. Help pleas?
I wonder....: As no ordinary facts about stroke will be new to you or cause you to relax your fear - let me ask you to think about ways you did change in those 6 years? There must be some. Can those guide you? Do you need a different therapist now to work on this? Of course it's not pleasant to think of dying and I expect other causes would not be big improvements. Find a Health Anxiety specialist snd keep on. ...Read more
Aspirin and stroke: No. The patient may be having a hemorrhagic stroke and Aspirin would make it worse. Call 911. ...Read more
Immediate Evaluation: Heatstroke in the elderly is a serious medical issue. If you have concerns about this it is important to seek out an emergency evaluation. ...Read more
How long can stroke symptoms last? The past week and a half I've had tingling in my right arm and leg, some weakness in my right arm, tingling on my l
Stroke team at hospital evaluated. All tests were negative. Classic stroke symptoms. Current neuro "fishing" with EMG for arm. My concern is brain da?
Unlikely damage: Hard to say what occurred based upon your description, but unlikely permanent brain issues if your studies were negative. Cannot advise re EMG, as do not have full details. One alternative thought might involve an atypical migraine event, and this could be explored. You seem unsure about your doctors, might a second opinion or a Concierge visit here help? ...Read more
Had a lot of head CTs (7-8) & CTAs (2) due to TIA / stroke symptoms over the years and injuries associated to illness. Scared of brain cancer.
Induced Ca unlikely:
I worry more about history of "TIA/stroke" and "injury" in a 38 yo.
Radiation risk for the listed studies is well under 1 in 500 or so and "brain cancer" is even less likely.
MRI is a great test for the brain and vessels as there is no ionizing radiation, BUT you must be able to have the test. For example no metal shavings in your eye from an injury and no unstable implanted ferrous metal. ...Read more
Having stroke symptoms only lasting a hour over past two weeks happened 6time ER couldn't find a cause. Dizziness right leg weakness headache any ideas?
TIA: It sounds like you may be having transient ischemic attacks, so-called "mini-strokes." by definition, tias are like strokes but the effects last for less than 24 hours. You should see your doc right away for a work up and management of risk factors. ...Read more
I was hospitalized in May for heart attack/stroke symptoms I was taking BP meds (chlorthalidone, DiovanHCH and Norvasc) My BP was controlled when I got to hospital it was slightly elevated, (it always is higher at dr offices or hospitals) they ran tests an
Consult needed: Your situation is complex and requires more detail than you can provide in a short informational question. You may wish to ask your question as a paid inbox consult to a doctor on HealthTap - that gives you unlimited text, and you can add attachments, images, tests, etc. ...Read more