Originally Posted by mhart
I am a 56 yr old female spec educ teacher and while home with my family opening gifts Christmas morning I suffered a stroke. It has been a terrible shock to me and my husband and 2 children. They could not find the source of the stroke. The said I had 3 bloodclots in my brain. It affected my left side but I am lucky enough to have regained 100% use on my left side, there are no lasting physical effects but the emotional, mental, and other effects are terrifying me. I am truly scared. Everything I feel I think is another stroke coming on. They ran every test and could not find what caused it. They are blaming a possible sudden spike in BP. I was on BP meds already and am overweight. I was counting on my neurology appt to answer so many questions and hoping it would ease my mind somewhat, but it didn't. She (dr.) spent almost the entire appt. on her laptop and then told me how lucky I was to have to lasting effects and how much worse other people were.
Now I am feeling so many weird things in my body and don't know what's normal. I still feel tingling and numbness at times and now I am noticing something that almost feels like little electrical shocks??? Someone please help. Next week I have an appt in Boston for a 2nd opinion hoping it may help my overwhelming fears. Can anyone help?? Thanks you so much in advance for your time .
I know how you feel. I had no warning of a stroke, only a slight headache. I have no high blood pressure, I do not smoke. I have had tests from everything from carotid artery, to PAD and calcium scoring. I have mild PAD
and the doctor thinks that caused the stroke. I, too, am frightened, especially
at night since I live alone. I don't sleep well, sometimes no at all for fear that
I will have a stroke that will disable me. My mother had one in 1980 at 63 and her dad had several at 65. My neurologist gives me little information at this time. Seems like a waste of my time to see him. I'm trying memorization, puzzles and anything that will relieve stress. Sure hope you can get some help.