I'd say you had a doozy of a stroke and I am NOT a Doctor nor do I pretend to be one.The spasms do come and go as I have found in my case although I have picked up other symptoms now that lead me to believe its TIA although they don't disappear like they should. Good luck to you and don't let anyone tell you your wrong about what your feeling, its your body and you should know it better than any Doctor anyways.
You definately need a second opinion! Are you on sick call I hope! Please see a new neuro soon, your old one sounds like a quack!
These kind of stories just make me so angry!!! Go to someone else. Don't let that jerk do this to you. You clearly have some kind of problem. Mini strokes, or TIA's don't show up on scans. It may not even be a stroke but it's something.
do not let them convince you its all in your head. Doctors are so imcompetent and when they cant figure it out all the patients are faking what they feel. first and foremost it does sound like a stroke ( my grandmother had quite a few so I know the signs) Second and most important I believe if I read correclty you are on the pill. The pill can cause strokes. Please please go to your GYN and get off them. Ask your GYN for referalls about any testing you can have. Get copies of all your films and reports as with the incompetentancy of the medical profession films can be read wrong. But please look into the pill. for some women (NOT ALL) they can cause strokes so please be careful about being on them, you might need to come off then. best wishes
Thanks for the comments. Yes I saw my GYNO about 2 weeks after my "stroke" and she took me off immediately. But the nuero still says the pill has nothing to do with it, even though gyno was very concerned. I also forgot to metion before that I also had while in the hospital uncontrollable bouts of laughing and crying. It did happen in front of the nuero and he looked at me very strangely, my mother asked him if he had ever seen this and he stated yes, but did not go into it. Has anyone else experienced where you are too honest you say everything that is your mind. My family has told me that I cannot hold anything back, if I think is someone is fat, ugly hair, etc...I tell them, I was never like that before. I read about this in another post, but cannot recall the name for it. I am getting a 2nd opinion at a university hospital, but all the old notes are being sent to them. I just hope they do not look at the old nuero notes and say it is also in my head. According to the military system I have a psych disorder because of the nuero clinical notes, so they are not helping me.
oh I also forgot to mention I have osteoma on the back left side of my head. That area is very sensitive. I have been told that the osteoma has nothing to do with symptoms. It sticks out of my head, they said it was just a calcified growth.
Damage to, I believe the frontal lobe of the brain can cause personality changes and things like that. I work in the medical field and have seen stoke patients yell out profanity and other things that they normally would not. I'm talking even 80 year olds using the worst profanity you ever heard. Family members are horrified by these things and usually say they never heard their family member use these words before. Brain injuries can cause all sorts of personality changes.
Hello! Just wanted to put in my two cents. Ok I had a mini stroke (TIA) and this is what I suggest according to your symptoms. Maybe you only had a TIA, where there is no damage. If that is the case I would research TIA's and get the test done to find the cause because TIA's can be a warning sign that means you could have a stoke in the future, if that is the case you want to make some lifestyle changes, eat right, DO NOT SMOKE as this srinks arterys, Exersize, and take vitimans, foltic acid, vitiman E and a good multi are good for the blood, also consider taking one baby asprin a day. Secondly maybe you just damaged a nerve and that is why you are left with these spams, ask your doctor about nerve tests. Third epilespy (partial ones).
You may want to get your nerves tested, epilesphy, diabetes test (can cause numbness, and make sure you get a fasting test), clorestoral tested, B vitiman levels tested, tested for clotting disorders. Other than that all you can really do it take care of yourself, eat right, exersize, do not smoke, and control any current health issues you may have.
I am not a doctor this is only my personal opinion!
Take care and God bless!
I just wanted to add, that you know your body better than anyone else and if it was a TIA/Mini Stroke, those are temporary and usually do not show up on x-rays but people that do have TIA's have something like a 30% chance of having another TIA or actually stroke within the following year. So you really need to be aware of stroke symptoms and if you get any of these symptoms you need to go straight to the ER.
Numbness, especially on one side
Paralysis, one sided
trouble speaking or understanding
Problems walking/bad cordination
worst headach of your life that comes on quickly
This is a test that Emergency response workers tend to do called prehospital stroke scale test and is a common method for quickly assessing a patient’s responses in key functional areas:
The patient is asked to show teeth or smile
Normal – both sides of face move equally well
Abnormal – one side of face does not move as well as the other side
The patient is asked to close both eyes and hold both arms straight out for 10 seconds
Normal – both arms move the same or both arms do not move at all
Abnormal – one arm does not move or one arm drifts down
The patient is asked to repeat a simple phrase, such as “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”
Normal – patient uses correct words with no slurring
Abnormal – patient slurs words, uses the wrong words or is unable to speak