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2175879 tn?1338358628

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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1711789 tn?1361311607
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
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!
2175879 tn?1338358628
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)?
2175879 tn?1338358628
Doc,
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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