My questions are about TIAs. Will a patient experience lingering symptoms like tingling of the lips and trouble speaking after a TIA episode? Could these symptoms be a reaction to new medications?
My 84 year old aunt had a TIA attack last week. She recovered fine, but is experiencing tingling of the lips and says it's a struggle to talk this week. She says it feels as if her tongue is restricted. Her Internist says nothing is wrong and it may be a reaction to the new medications. Medications are Plavix: 75 mg. daily, Metroprolol 25 mg 2 times a day, Cozaar 50 mg daily and Ecotrin 325 mg daily. She takes Premarin for osteoporosis.
In view of your aunts recent symptoms, this is potentially a TIA or residual effects of her "event" last week. This may represent a TIA or stroke and should be followed up. It is less likely to be her medication in view of her recent history of TIA.
Can you tell me if I have a systolic murmur breathlessness on climbing stairs, and doing light house work.I have pain down the left side of my body. I am taking electric shock dizzy turns going through my body. I went to a doctor the other day for a skin and hair problem. He took a sample of my hair to anylise. He said that the hair bulbs from the inside of my scalp were frazzeled is this all connected to my heart. I had a echo this was clear. But I was taken off the treadmill aty 3mins and 33secs due to a very fast heart rate pains in my legs and short of breath. Is this a heart condition that anyone can relate to. These syptoms are very scary.
I had a mitral valve replacement (St. Jude's) Nov. 7, 1997. After an episode of pericarditis, I have done very well heartwise. I returned to work teaching 3rd grade, but I have had one TIA and one stroke. I am also in atrial fibrillation. I'm having trouble with my coumadin levels when it drops below 2.2 is when I have an incident. And why it drops is a puzzle. I have it tested every two weeks. I take 4mg each day. My doctors, heart and internist, want to put me on Plavix. My neurologist says a baby asprin. What to do? Plavix is a relatively new drug. Does it have any severe side effects especially with the bone marrow. I am 58 years old.
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