I recently had an MRI following an incidence of weakness and staggering gait. I was told I had a small stroke of the cerebellum (couldn't tell if it was old or new). I had another episode in 1996 where I lost the vision in one eye. The doctor said that even though the MRI showed signs of a stroke, it didn't explain either of my episodes. I have had an MRI/MRA, echocardiogram and an assortment of blood tests looking for clotting disorders. So far there is no explaination for what's happening to me. He is also scheduling me for a transthoracic echo. Oddly he said that my chances of not having a full blown stroke are better if he doesn't find a cause. I am 49 and I am being treated for hypertension, I have moderately high cholesterol and I am starting the menopause. My questions are: (1) Have we covered all the bases as far as tests. Could my symptoms have been caused by something other than TIA?
(2) What steps should I take as far as treatments/life style changes? I am taking an aspirin a day (baby aspirin), diovan/hct for bp and a soy supplement for hot flashes. Should I add a cholesterol medication (which one)? Is aspirin enough? Thanks for your time.