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Stroke (TIA) - October 21st 2016, 09:15 PM

I've been in majors twice this week. After becoming unwell at Uni and having to be taken to A&E I found out that the fluid on my brain is stable (I have begin intracranial hypertension) and that due to the symptoms I had Wednesday, they think I have had a TIA which is a small stroke. So they didn't keep me in because when I had to go back on Thursday, they said basically that if I had had one on Wednesday, there was nothing they could do now because its happened. If it happens again I have to call 999 for immediate help but I do have an appointment at 9am Tuesday at the TIA pathway clinic at the hospital which is going to take all day which could lead to ANOTHER hospital admittance depending on the results of all the scans and tests.

I have several diagnoses of mental health problems and anxiety is a big one. I don't know a lot about this stuff and why am I at 22 maybe having a stroke. And what if they continue. What if I wake up and I realise I have had one in the night. Its scaring me. So any advice, support, knowledge, anything, would be so lovely right now.

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Re: Stroke (TIA) - October 21st 2016, 11:00 PM

TIA isn't really a small stroke. It's basically something happens that the blood flow is restricted but then the blood flow is restored prior to permanent damage. Depending on where the blood flow was restricted, it can look like a full blown stroke. People used to call them mini strokes but it isn't really the proper terminology.

Are you on any medications that put you at risk for strokes? Are you on birth control? Do you smoke?
   
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Re: Stroke (TIA) - October 21st 2016, 11:11 PM

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TIA isn't really a small stroke. It's basically something happens that the blood flow is restricted but then the blood flow is restored prior to permanent damage. Depending on where the blood flow was restricted, it can look like a full blown stroke. People used to call them mini strokes but it isn't really the proper terminology.

Are you on any medications that put you at risk for strokes? Are you on birth control? Do you smoke?
Thanks ☺ I'm on so much medication. Don't know if it could be a side effect from any of them but not on birth control. And yes I smoke .... 😈


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Re: Stroke (TIA) - October 22nd 2016, 02:14 AM

Some medications can increase your risk of a stroke but I don't know many of them off the top of my head. Usually women on some form of oral birth control pills have a lot higher risk of blood clots. From what I understand, it's one of the more common causes of strokes in younger women.

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