This patient support community is for discussions relating to stroke, rehabilitation, ability to eat/swallow, alertness, bowel/bladder control, depression, motor skills, nutrition, orthotics/braces, pain, prevention, senses, and spasticity.
I'm a 31 year old woman with epilepsy, hypothyroidism, hypertension, left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (with LOTS of edema, a damaged spine, poly cystic ovarian syndrome and fibromyalgia. Now some very odd symptoms have begun to occur. One morning a few days ago, I woke up practically unable to walk...I've been a belly dancer for 16 years. My balance and coordination have been a pride of mine. Well, this time I fell, and caught myself against the wall with my forehead. I've had this screaming headache (even before the forehead thing), and am moving and thinking like I'm drunk. I have very little recall ability at this point, and it doesn't quite matter because my speech is so slurred that I have to repeat things a lot when I try to talk. I do have a nasty case of pharyngitis for weeks that just won't seem to go away. I'm dizzy most of the time, bruised from all of the falling and bumping into things, and I constantly feel like I'm going to vomit (which I have a couple of times). I also have an odd symptom which I guess is called "fixed pupils" My pupils are too small and don't react when I cover the light source. So those are my symptoms and known conditions. Am I nuts to think I might be experiencing Transient Ischemic Attacks?
hi Hermatia, you sure do have alot going on dear....is it possible to see a doctor? this does sound very much like you are experiencing a TIA or even a stroke...you really need to see a doctor....good luck dear...♥
Thank you opus, I think I just needed to confirm that I'm not just being a hypochondriac on this one. I'm so dizzy today I'll be very surprised if I don't end up worshiping the porcelain goddess for most of the day, and I'm still getting auditory hallucinations. It's going to suck mightily, but I think I must go to a hospital, not a doctor. I don't have a GP, and they don't generally have an MRI machine in their office to check for the kind of scarring a stroke leaves; Good thing I have my service dog, so I won't have to go alone.
I did go to the ER, but after spending from 5:30PM to 3:30AM mostly sitting around waiting for a doctor, we established only that I did not have a concussion, and that they believe I may be having a nervous breakdown. It's my understanding that the best way to tell if someone has been having TIA's, is an MRI, not a CT scan. At least I was given a list of "specialists" that they would like me to follow up with this upcoming week.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.