I have not heard of this, but i hope you have told your DR about this. luck jo
Yup. You had a clot (a stroke) blocking a blood vessel, and a very lucky fellow you aren't blind for life.
If your physician/ health care provider didn't have the brains to know this IMMEDIATELY FLEE! You have a health-care prover who recieved his credential by sending in box-tops.
To cut to the chase: "What is the etiology?"
Could be as simple as dehydration, requiring nothing more than drinking more electrolytes. Or immobility.
You should be taking a daily sode of 1000mg omega-3 oils and get a work-up to ***** your blood clotting status.
Pomegranite and blueberrys daily will help scub out the plaque.
Swampy sure hopes you went and saw a doctor about this.
Yup, swampcritter. Advice endorsed.
Incidentally, you will excuse me for nstating what swampcritter said immediately, but I have the flu and my mentation is zilch. A lifetime of debauchery has not helped me either.
The deal is this"
(1) Biggest liklihood is this is a one-time incident caused by dehydration.
(2) A possibility is that this is the first of a sequence of strokes that will leave you a vegetable.
(3) You need an MRI as of yesterday.
(4) A diagnosis is beyond my pay-grade, but if you did bring this to a doctor and he didn't order an MRI he has headspace and timing problems. Find another health-care provider.
The liklihood is this was a one-time event, but the consequences of ignoring it are so terrible that you mjust recieve a proper work-up.
As the Jedi says:
Thanks for your straightforward advice. I did see my doctor and
had the following: MRI of my head, heart and corotid artery, and
lab work. No abnormalities were noted. In fact I came out good
for a 75 year old with Heart problems; glaucoma, type 2 diabetes
and I take Cordorone (amiodaron) and coumadin. No further
incidents have occurred to date. I should note that my brother
who is 4 years older than me had a series of such strokes in 2008,
some resulting in serious falls breaking a rib on one occasion.
However, he is, or was, a drinker and not on any blood thinner
other than that. I had a TIA in 1991, so if there is another
17 years before the next one, I will most likely be safely home.