TIA: Eight weeks ago, sitting with family... - Different Strokes

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Polremy
Polremy

Eight weeks ago, sitting with family in garden and felt drowsy, wife gave me a prod and was horrified to see right side of my face had dropped and my speech was slurred. I was fully conscious and nothing else affected. Went to hospital had CT scan but nothing found. Face drop came back after 10 mins and speech after 45 mins. Did have slight headache before this. I have high blood pressure but have been taking medication for this for some time. I had further tests, Doppler, bloods, ecg etc. But all normal. On Friday, just gone, round at friends quite relaxed and same thing, but I came out of it after a minute or so. On both these occasions my BP was sky high 195/120 to 130. None of my other functions are affected and I feel strange when it happens but not particularly ill. I am 62 but fairly fit, I still cycle to work 60 to 75 miles a week although I am a little overweight. I am going back to the hospital on Thursday but have no idea what they will do as they haven't found any particular cause so far but I have increased my blood pressure tablet dose.

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Welcome to the community of fellow TIA and stroke survivors. You need to see a Consultant Neurologist who should determine whether you need to take an anticoagulant and, check that the blood pressure medication is correct for your age and medical history. As to exercise, my Neurologist is content that I can use a rowing machine, static bike (I'm blind on the right side post-stroke), and walk; however, I must not do inverted yoga poses, lift weights. or hold my breath. The Royal College of Physicians published the 2016 Stroke Guidelines. There are two versions, one for clinicians and one for patients and carers. The patients and carers version can be read or downloaded at: strokeaudit.org/Guideline/P... They may be of help to you.

Polremy
Polremy in reply to Hidden

Thanks for you reply, I will read the guidelines and talk to the consultant on Thursday

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