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I am 41 years old and suffered a stroke.  I was shopping with my mom, and all of a sudden I felt dizzy and wanted to fall down but my mother was there to hold me up.  I saw lights flashing beofre my eyes and and a loud buzz in my ear.  Afterwards, my speech was slurred.  I knew I was having a stroke, due to the symptons.  I just couldn't believe it.  It is now three weeks later and I have recuperated fully but I am so at a loss.  No one can tell me what happened.  What do I do?  Do I just sit back, take my asprin and wait for it to happen again. What should I do?
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445232 tn?1233653164
Hi,

Speak to your neurologist to ask what the cause was & what you can do to prevent another one.  Take your meds & exercise.  Live your life & enjoy - don't wait for another stroke, do everything you can to prevent that  happening.

I'm nearly 12 months post stroke & still have deficits that will probably be with me for a long time.  I'm happy that you don't have any deficits, so please live your life :)

HTH

sue_in_oz
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I joined this forum after reading your post!  I am 54 years old in the exact same situation.  My stroke happened November 20th (right side of my brain), and I am fully recovered, also.  I was hospitalized for several days where many, many tests were done to try to figure out why I had one.  They also found out I had another one at some point that I didn't know about when they did my MRA test.  I have very low blood pressure, normal cholesteral, etc. They even looked to see if I had a blood abnormality, which I guess I don't since I haven't heard about it.   I assumed they were TIA's because I got over them quickly, but I was told they were "full blown" strokes.  I can relate to how you are feeling completely as I feel the same way.  Just take an aspirin and resume a normal life???  I feel like a walking time bomb!!
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Hello. My mother just had a stroke about 6 days ago. I say about because she was having a severe headache for about 2 days prior to freezing up and becoming incoherent. She is still in the hospital, but we believe she has made it through the worst. Her left peripheral vision is gone and her left arm was out of control, but she is now regaining control. She is 46 years old and was otherwise healthy prior to this. The doctors cannot tell us what happened to cause this, they simply do not know. They also told us it appears that she had a stroke prior to this stroke, and she never knew about it. They thought that it was possible that she had a brain infection that caused this. We are up in the air and are still trying to cope with this. They also said it appears that she had several mini-strokes. She is now coherent, has her memory, no facial drooping and is raring to go. She walked with a walker for the first time yesterday.

What I have been reading, the best things you can do for yourself, is to try not to stress about it. Eat healthy, I have read that calcium is good for preventing strokes. Keep researching, do not give up. Live your life to the fullest, do not be paranoid. You are not alone and you will get through this. Stay strong and keep your head up, you will be ok!!
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Ok, things are further along now for me and my family. Some things that will help prevent another stroke include eatting a low fat, low sodium diet, exercise, and quitting smoking if you are a smoker.
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