To whom this may reach to,
I am 37 years old and on March 15th of this year,I suddenly developed a "loss of co-ordinated speech" for about 5-10 minutes. It was not a "total loss" of speech, yet it was the "inability to form correct words" although I could "think them out" properly.I could think properly, yet my speech came out very wrong and staggered/slurred. I didn't have any other symptoms except for feeling a little weakened and I had a little tingling on only a small section of my right lower leg that went away before the "speech episode began".I experienced nothing else.Now I know if I were to have read it this online I would automatically say that it had to be a T.I.A. So I went directly to the hospital and these were the tests that were performed:
- Bloodwork done
- A "CatScan"
- A chest X-Ray
- An M.R.I.
And all of these tests above came back normal, But I also have:
- Anxiety (attacks)
- Tachycardia (persistent > not on any medications,but under treatment so far)
- Getting myself "worked up" when thinking about what happened.
Nothing is worse then not really knowing where you stand. My doctor thought it may have been a "stress induced" episode yet I just do not know which way to turn as in > was it an actual TIA and the next "big stroke" is on its way? - regardless if all these tests came back ok? - or could it have been a small seizure or something neurological? What other tests can be done?
Since this "attack" I have had no returning 'symptoms' such as the "slurred speech", etc.. although (as you may have guessed) sometimes I have "worked myself up" by stuttering a word out by thinking "oh no, is it happening again"? But a month afterward,(upon a stress situation) I seem to have "on and off again" though not very often of short-term memory problems which,well,when you read the "sudden confusion" or "confusion" as one of the stroke symptoms - it really scares you.Thanks in advance.