My doctor thinks that i had a tia/mimi stroke three months ago because i could not feel or use my right side at all and a black curtain was covering almost all of my eye and i could not walk. Since then my eye has been drooping almost everyday and we are not sure why? I had CT, MRI without contrast and an ultrasound of my neck which were normal but wouldn't these tests be normal anyway because a tia is temporary? What should i do now any advice? Also i am 24, have had an eating disorder for 8 years, and smoke two packs a day. I just do not think the doctor is treating this effectively because i as only 24. I would be grateful for any advice anyone has!
Last edited by sickandsad83; 09-26-2007 at 02:57 AM.
Sorry to hear of your dilemma. I can only relate to TIA's as I have also experienced these, (probably) according to neurologist. I have read that on rare occasions it can take many many months to fully recover, even years. Hopefully at your age however, recovery will be very quick. As for the eyelid drooping, yes, I also have that in one eye only, but to date have had no satisfactory explanation given. Worse when I am tired.
May I suggest the mucus could be from your smoking habit?
Oh dear.........not a lot of help I'm afraid, but keep trying for answers.
And why do i feel a squeezing/shooting pain on the side of my neck behind my ear? Cough up mucus all day, and we i lay down i feel like i have water in my ear and it hurts?
Take a look at Bell's Palsy symptoms. The pain behind the ear, the drooping eye, and I beleive if there was swelling in the area of the Cranial Nerve VII, you might have disturbed the nerve pathways when you had the so-called TIA. However, you still might have had a mild TIA if there were swelling as the edema might have cut off the blood supply to the brain just enough to cause symptoms.
Go see an Ear Nose and Throat doctor who is experienced in Bell's Palsy.