If anyone experienced TIA and for how long ?

I had a TIA

I had a TIA and then another at the hospital an hour and a half after the first. It has been a week. I am now left feeling slight nausea and light headed whenever I do anything. Whilst laying or sitting it doesn’t seem to be there and dissipates within five minutes of doing so. May I ask if anyone experienced this and for how long? It is getting worse also- I find it’s happening quicker each time. It is positively a dreadful feeling. I feel like another TIA is about to happen whenever I do anything because of it. I would also like to say a sincere thank you for this group 🤗💞
I had a MRI 2 hours from the first TIA and a CT scan and another MRI 16 hours after that. It showed I have had a silent stroke at some time 😕 I am left so terribly scared. On leaving hospital I was to have another MRI in three months but the nuerologist has phoned me since and has now made that 3 weeks from now. All of my blood tests came back perfect so I didn’t leave hospital with any medicine. Thank you kindly for listening


Discussion


Susan Nowinski Remmo
There’s really nothing they can give you. My vascular doc put me on aspirin as a blood thinner, that’s it.

Alexandria Bannister
Susan Nowinski Remmo Yes, I understand this. He didn’t put me on aspirin because there are two types of strokes and if it is the bleed type aspirin makes it worse so he needs to find which one I may be moving towards. I hope I explained that correctly. I barely could take anything in I was reeling. The most frightening thing to have ever happened to me.

Alexandria Bannister
Susan Nowinski Remmo Although, I did have the asprin immediately with the paramedic and the following morning I must say.

Susan Nowinski Remmo
Alexandria Lévesque I know. They can be terrifying. And the worst part? You never know when they might happen again. It’s a daily fear for me.

Susan Nowinski Remmo
Alexandria Lévesque standard protocol for suspected stroke or heart attack.

Alexandria Bannister
Susan Nowinski Remmo I have never felt such fear. Let’s pray it will never happen again to any of us. Dr said more likely than not it will never happen again. It’s the feeling I am left with at this time that has me so fearful and just want to know if others have it and it went away. I know once I see my own Dr (he has been away and I can’t see him till Monday) he will explain so much more and allay my fears to a greater extent. I am so grateful this group exists to not feel so alone in these feelings.

Susan Nowinski Remmo
Alexandria Lévesque

Tru Leadbitter
I was put straight on to aspirin 300 mg, a large dose, I now take statins plus an anticoagulant , if you aren’t happy please reach out to your consultant. X

Alexandria Bannister
Tru Leadbitter I am happy with my treatment. Maybe I worded wrongly. I am not unhappy I am not on medicine. I was just giving a quick picture of what happened. I don’t have any issues with my health so I didn’t need cholesterol medicine or the like.

Tru Leadbitter
Alexandria Lévesque then that’s all good, I haven’t any cholesterol problems either x

Frances Samuel
Have they checked you out for atrial fibrillation ? That’s what caused mine. I had no idea my heart rhythm was irregular at times? So I’m now on Rivaroxaban an anti coagulant to protect against clot formation in my heart.

Alexandria Bannister
Frances Samuel I’m not sure what that is but I was on a heart monitor consistently for three days in the hospital. I know the second MRI included my neck.

Alexandria Bannister
Frances Samuel I have now looked that up and I will certainly ask my Dr. Thank you, Frances 💞

Frances Samuel
Alexandria Lévesque you can have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation which means that it’s intermittent. Some people can have very infrequent episodes. Mine seem to happen every 2 weeks or so, and I’m not always aware of them, unless I check on my heart monitor. But some people find them very noticeable, with tiredness, aching legs on exertion and an awareness of one’s own heartbeat.
It’s good to read that they checked your neck out with the second mri, and that they had you on a heart monitor for 3 days.

Giselle Hoad
Don’t be worried about ringing or going back with any worrying symptoms, only your specialist can advise you x

Penny Skidgel Rising Tewmey
Ask for MRA or CTA with contrast…that revealed a double bubble brain aneurysm for me where the MRI’s did not, resulting in craniotomy to have the bubbles clipped. Not saying this is what you have by any means, I just feel that either scan is the best.
Never feel bad about asking questions or pushing your doctors to keep looking for an answer.
As I was going through the minor to severe brain fog, feeling horrible, cognitive dysfunction, etc., I bugged the hell out of my doctor to figure out what was wrong. ❤

Susan Nowinski Remmo
Penny Skidgel Rising Tewmey I had the CTA with contrast. Nothing to it. You couldn’t get me in an MRI tube without complete sedation!!!!

Penny Skidgel Rising Tewmey
Susan Nowinski Remmo they did a couple different MRI’S on me right after my TIA’s…it was like laying in a damn construction zone…so noisy!

Susan Nowinski Remmo
Penny Skidgel Rising Tewmey I’m not only claustrophobic, I have anxiety, and am a control freak. I would never make it. 😂😂

Pat Duxbury
I had a TIA on 14th August Alexandria – yes it is scary & I spent the first week afraid – I was constantly googling information. I guess I will have a referral to a TIA Clinic sometime soon (hopefully – I live in UK 😐) I’m finding that, as time goes on, fear is decreasing but, like you, my head feels a bit woolly from time to time. Just take it easy – reduce stress and don’t over exert physically xXx

Alexandria Bannister
I ended up going into my Drs office this day. I phoned crying and she put me through to the sister. She said come in. She did an ecg, blood pressure, pulse, urine test ect…. then I saw an available Dr. (I couldn’t see mine but absolutely more than grateful to see anyone) It all ended up being stress / anxiety / fear. I literally thought I was going to have a heart attack by now or worse. I never in my life thought anxiety/fear could make you feel so unwell. She spoke with my for sometime and said it looks like nothing I say will alley your fears so suggested I take something to relax till I see my own Dr Monday. I took the medicine- sleeping pills. My son took me out yesterday for a long country drive then a stroll and a lovely lunch in a beautiful old hotel. It was the best I have felt since this happened. Dr said learning to truly relax, breath correctly and go out and do something is what I need to do to get through this. I can’t tell you what you all here mean to me already. I can see very quickly it is becoming a sounding board with so much kindness and understanding returned to me THANK YOU!!! All 🤗

Tru Leadbitter
Alexandria Lévesque also try a daily small walk, does wonders for relieving stress, breathing, listening , smelling nature, xx

Alexandria Bannister
Tru Leadbitter I did that just today after your suggestion 🤗💞 it was wonderful.

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