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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
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
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