3 months ago my HCT was at 40 the best it has every been at for 8 years. My confidence soared and I thought WOW, I am well again, no headaches, no need to have that other venesection. BANG!! three weeks later rushed to hospital, blue lights and siren belting out across the calm. STROKE! (Left hand side)no way, I can't be having a stroke, my bloods are normal!!!!?????
Oh Well, as I said previously, 'one day at a time'. All the tests done very quickly, outcome is Lacunar Stroke (deep in the Cerebal region) blood not thin enough to go through the little veins. Put on all the required medications and told to rest. Three weeks later, BANG!! here we go again! this time on the right hand side - TIA stroke. No medication changes. Todate no further incidents. Put on 80mg Atorvastatin which is given for strokes and high cholestrol. I do not have high cholesterol so if blood is being thinned by the Clopidogrel and arteries widened by the Perindopril do I need to take Atorvastatin? Suffering from dizziness and faint like symptoms, general weakness and tiredness not like polycythemia fatigue, bruising is much worse on arms and legs. I am putting all of this down to the Atorvastatin.
Anybody out there with similar problems taking Statins.