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#1 Chicken Pie

Posted 10 December 2019 - 09:41 PM

I had weird stuff last week and have a family history of mini strokes

Any experiences

#2 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 10 December 2019 - 09:50 PM

see a doctor

#3 Chicken Pie

Posted 10 December 2019 - 09:59 PM

Booked in PP just asking for experiences as my anxiety probably doesn’t help and what I’ve been going through in last 12 months

#4 Ellie bean

Posted 11 December 2019 - 12:04 AM

CP can you call health direct now? They will talk you through whether you need immediate medical attention. You don’t need any to delay with this stuff x

#5 BusbyWilkes

Posted 11 December 2019 - 01:15 AM

Do you have someone with you? Look up symptoms of TIA/stroke and call an ambulance if needed.

It's really important to get it checked out prior to surgery. Hope this doesn't make you more anxious, but having a plan is good. Eg if there is a problem tonight, ambulance or lift to ED. Tomorrow, see GP to discuss.

Please take care.

#6 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:22 AM

My dad has had a few of these. I’m sorry you are experiencing them.

#7 lizzzard

Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:48 AM

You definitely need a full examination in hospital.

My experience is that it’s almost impossible to differentiate the area of the brain where these kinds of symptoms have originated - sometimes they are driven and respond to areas responsible for emotion and anxiety and other times more traditional ‘physical’ reasons. Doctors can’t tell with the appropriate tests.

#8 Manicmum

Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:49 AM

How are you OP?

#9 IamzFeralz

Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:12 AM

I would get to a GP before they start going away for Xmas. Hope you are okay OP.

#10 Pearson

Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:53 AM

Um... we had experience with symptoms that were initially diagnosed as mini strokes. Then it wasn't. It wasn't nothing though. Please ensure that you get to a doctor, you get tested, and you don't get brushed off.

#11 Soontobegran

Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:12 AM

CP don't you have surgery happening in about a week?

Have you had a pre surgical admission medical ?

You most definitely need to see your GP before you move forward with this. It may well be all attributed to anxiety which is awful but still it needs investigation before you have an anaesthetic.
Good luck.

#12 Chicken Pie

Posted 11 December 2019 - 09:15 AM

Thanks all

I had pre admission medical on Monday and all good

The day it happened was following nearly getting fired and a traumatic experience which was not my doing and that followed bad news of a relative right before it

#13 qak

Posted 11 December 2019 - 09:33 AM

I'm glad you've been cleared, CP.

For future reference, anyone reading this post should be aware that if you have any suspicions that you or someone else has had a stroke, please get them or yourselves to hospital as soon as possible. A stroke is a medical emergency.

The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T. test as an easy way to remember the most common signs of stroke.

Using the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions:

Face Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?

Arms Can they lift both arms?

Speech Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?

Time Is critical. If you see any of these signs call 000 straight away.

Other signs of stroke

The following signs of stroke may occur alone or in combination:

  • Weakness or numbness or paralysis of the face, arm or leg on either or both sides of the body

  • Difficulty speaking or understanding

  • Dizziness, loss of balance or an unexplained fall

  • Loss of vision, sudden blurring or decreased vision in one or both eyes

  • Headache, usually severe and abrupt onset or unexplained change in the pattern of headaches

  • Difficulty swallowing

Sometimes the signs disappear within a short time, such as a few minutes. When this happens, it may be a transient ischaemic attack (TIA).

If you or someone else experiences the signs of stroke, no matter how long they last, call 000 immediately.

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