I had a tia yesterday I had a brain scan, all clear, a doppler on my neck, all clear, blood tests, all clear. Bp was slightly high but I was discharged same day with a statin and clopidogrel. They said I'd get an appointment with the stroke clinic after Easter. What should I do now? I feel fine, just tired. Should I be taking it easy or is it ok to carry on? I've been told not to drive for 4 weeks.
The following user gives a hug of support to cloud1959: goingtorun (04-08-2012)
I am so sorry to hear about your problem. I know from a lot of experience that most doctors don't understand our brain problems. If you had only one TIA. It is nothing to worry about for now, though I know how scary it can be.
If you are able to do this, take an asprin a day. After my major stroke that is what I was told to do. It thins our blood and it seems that strokes and TIA's have to do with our blood being thick, the the best of the word.
But don't take asprin without asking you doctor, but may help. Don't worry buddy. You can get over this. Try to drink more water. as much as you can. Most of don't drink water like we should. Also after my stroke I had a potassium that was not in my body. Bananas far filled with potassium. So I try and eat at least one every day.
Please don't worry too much. Worry only makes your brain more stressed. I think you will be ok.
The Following User Says Thank You to Positive Cynic For This Useful Post: cloud1959 (04-06-2012)
G'Day Cloud 1959,
how you going mate, hope you are well and in good sprits.
Mate I'd be takin it easy till you have test results come back. See what the doctors have to say, then take from there. I wouldn't be driving till I got the all clear from my doctor. Like Tim suggest drink lots of water, and listen to your body. Are you tried,run down,sleepy...?
I found myself pushing my body beyond its limits at first, only to find I was going backwards and not progressing.
The most inportant thing is never give up on yourself mate.
Once again, like Tim suggested DON"T worry, believe us, worrying will not solve a thing. it just make you feel bad.
Keep in touch.
George, thankyou. I must admit that I'm finding a few little things aren't quite right. Nothing extremely alarming, but, I'm normally an ace speller. Now I'm making stupid mistakes. Occassionally I'm forgetting what I want to say and names and stuff. It all comes back but I'm finding I'm having to work hard for it.