2175879 tn?1338355028

Memory concerns and my TIA/Stroke

Doing a journal on my diet, weight, and diabetes numbers after my TIA/Stroke. Talking to one of my doctors two days ago, he read a new article that states that the medical comunity has revised their take on TIA's. They now no that there can be a longer recovery period than previously believed (1 to 24 hours), and even permanent damage. I now realize that I am having troubles remembering things I did just the day before (like what I ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Has anyone else experienced this?
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2175879 tn?1338355028
The military doctors are now thinking that it was a mild stroke and not a TIA because although some of my symptoms have improved, but I still have weakness on my left side and lightheadeness. I am now going to neurology on friday and they are also sending me to get an ultrasound on my Carotid artery.
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2175879 tn?1338355028
Thank you Dr for taking the time to reply. I am having am EEG on thursday, do you think they will find anything wrong, seeing how I still have balance problems and a constant buzzing in my head (not audible, just a feeling)?
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1711789 tn?1361308007
Hi there!

TIA by definition does not have any residual effects post 24 hours. If there are residual effects beyond 24 hours the condition is classified as a stroke. Your symptoms could or could not be related to stroke etiology. Other possibilities that could account for symptoms include nutrient/ micronutrient deficiencies, stress, hormonal/ endocrine issues etc. I would suggest considering an initial evaluation by a primary care physician and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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