Ok so here it is, I have had a trauma induced seizure disorder for 20 years or more I have had as a rule grandmal seizures when I've had them.it had Beenough almost 5 years without a seizure I had begun to think I had beeten it given seizures are a thing that your brain learns and remembers how to do since the neurologist said the longer without the less it remembers I felt I was on the up side of the disorder. However in the last 5 years on an almost daily basis or at least multiple times weekly I have had auras when asking the Dr about these... what I call mini spazz attacks basically I would jerk suddenly feel a little off when this happened my doctor said essentially they are like mino seizures because I am awake and aware they are happening, come to find out these are actually simple partition seizures. So up until June 27th 2015 my thought was that I had been seizure free but maybe not since the auras I guess are seizures. On 06/27/15 I had a grand Mal seizure and was found on my bathroom floor went to the E.R. they stated that my medicine levels were within therapeutic range but that I was okay sent me home three days later had a super bad headache my right eye was twitching like crazy and started to drooping also my tounge was still numb and felt weird called the neurologist she sent me to the ER to be checked for stroke symptoms, they did a CT scan and it stated this below do these findings meant some point I have had a stroke.... paticularly Impression: Possible old infarct versus averaging with sulcus on the right. I also forgot to mention that since 07/02/15 I still on occasion get this fogginess where I'm forgetting what I was doing and also the right eye has been twitching more often and subsequently drooping again, and also forgot to mention that I have a Tremor that have been told is hereditary but in the last 6 months to a year has progressively gotten more prominent, sorry to be so long and drawn out I hope someone has some ideas because it's at least a month before I get into the doctor and I'm wondering if these are tell tale signs that something I going on that I should be on the ball with. Thanks for any help!
Exams: 001005771 CT BRAIN W/O CONTRAST
CT head without contrast, 7/2/2015.
TECHNIQUE: Routine head CT was performed using helical computed
tomography without intravenous contrast.
History: Right eyelid droop and known tongue. Seizure 2 days ago.
Findings: There is no subdural or epidural fluid collection
identified. No shift of midline structures. Vague area of diminished
density noted right basal ganglia could be due to an old infarct or
averaging with sulcus. No definite acute ischemic change or
Impression: Possible old infarct versus averaging with sulcus on the
right. Consider MRI scan if concern persists.
** Electronically Signed by John Catasca MD on 7/2/2015 4:08 PM **
I too have had to 2 episodes while i was at work that sent me to the ER, both times they did testing and nothing showed up . But I never go immediately . It is so frustrating when it does not show up on your MRI and one place tells you possible mini stroke and you go the next time and they transfer you to a different hospital and they do test afterwards and then say it's not a mini stroke because there is no evidence on the test so it must be symptomatic or stress. I am not stressed and i had one of the best days of the month when this happened. Does a mini stoke show up on My symptoms where trouble concentrating, heart racing, weakness, slurred speech , where I had to think before I speak, and shaking of , one of the people who helped me out to the car said they could feel my body shaking inside. and after it is over I had a severe headache.
I couldn't confirm it, but I think it may have been a TIA. I've had 2 in the past week. The symptoms are similar to mine. I'm just searching for some clarity.
Hi, I understand your anxiety. But neurological assessment follows a particular pattern. Like if an area of the brain is affected, it causes certain results peripherally. In the absence of this, it is difficult to say that the symptoms are due to TIA or stroke. Many times with TIAs the imaging studies do not pick up any positive findings. If your symptoms persist or recur consult your doctor. Regards.