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I am a 34 yr old female and I am healing from what the doctors called a Vertebral Arterial Dissection. I woke up 1 morning with the left side of my neck feeling numb, I initially thought my neck had fallen asleep. That was until I tried to stand and I was unable to walk without walking to one side.  After a few minutes my spouse talked me into going to the hospital to get checked, after a MRI and a CAT scan I was told I suffered from a Vertebral Arterial Dissection.  I was told I was VERY lucky that my spouse brought me to the hospital. If I would have let it go it was almost certainly going to result in a stroke.  So I count my lucky stars it stopped at that.  This was nearly 5 months ago and I had to talk my doctor into giving me a CTA scan, since I have been getting mild headaches and mild sensations of numbness on the same side of my neck. I do not know if it has healed at this time (waiting for the results) I can only hope all will be healed and I can live my life happy (while on my regime of aspirin).  I am looking for similar stories of this situation. I do see a few forums of individuals that were not as lucky as me at the dissection resulted in a stroke.  I also would like to see if anyone has had healthy pregnancies after similar things happening, I would like to have 1 more child but now I wonder if this is even possible considering I will be on aspirin (after this heals) the rest of my life, not to mention that I have high blood pressure and have to be on meds to keep that under control as well?
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