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Old 04-06-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Newbie - Hubby's possible TIA

Hi everyone,

I am posting about my husband's recent experience.

Around 10 days ago John started to get a cold, runny eyes, cough all the usual. He also had short lived blurred vision on 4-5 seperate occassions which we put down to his head cold. On Thursday however, he complained of his vision blurring again and then he could see a dark shadow in the top half of his vision in his right eye, this lasted no more than 10 mins. I rang the optition who suggested John went to the local hosptial emergency eye clinic, which we did.

John had a vision test, various drops in his eyes, the doctor thoroughly examined his eyes, he also had blood tests, blood pressure check & diabetes check. The results showed no problem with his eyes but were told that it is probably systemic. Blood pressure was ok'ish at 140/85, sugar on the high side but again ok. The doctor said it could be a small clot passing through, although the Doctor didn't confirm that it was a TIA, he did say it could be due to John's circulation. I should mention that last June, John had a DVT in his right thigh, which progress to small clots in the lungs he was on warfarin for 6 months.

The doctor told John to see his GP, gave him a letter and sent us on our way. Unfortunately by the time we left the hospital the GP surgery was closed so it will be Tuesday before John see's a Doctor. There have been no more episodes of visual disturbance and this was the only symptom John had.

I have read online about TIA's and it feels quite scary, so I thought maybe talking on here to people who have experienced these things may shed some light.

I would appreciate any thoughts or comments on my post, I understand that this is not a medical site offering proffessional advice, but in my book people who have had similar experiences can offer a greater in sight.


Thanks for reading.

Take care



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Old 04-06-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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Re: Newbie - Hubby's possible TIA

Hello and Welcome
Im sorry to hear about your husbands difficuties. It is scarry when unexplained things happen and especially when we cant get answers to whats going on. When I read your post I just wanted to say, insist on good care and insist on them getting to the bottom of things. If it is a TIA then you need to know why it occur and how you can prevent another one.
Good Luck and please let us know how your doing
God Bless Mulchie

 
Old 04-07-2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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Re: Newbie - Hubby's possible TIA

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Originally Posted by boneysjoint View Post
Hi everyone,

I am posting about my husband's recent experience.

Around 10 days ago John started to get a cold, runny eyes, cough all the usual. He also had short lived blurred vision on 4-5 seperate occassions which we put down to his head cold. On Thursday however, he complained of his vision blurring again and then he could see a dark shadow in the top half of his vision in his right eye, this lasted no more than 10 mins. I rang the optition who suggested John went to the local hosptial emergency eye clinic, which we did.

John had a vision test, various drops in his eyes, the doctor thoroughly examined his eyes, he also had blood tests, blood pressure check & diabetes check. The results showed no problem with his eyes but were told that it is probably systemic. Blood pressure was ok'ish at 140/85, sugar on the high side but again ok. The doctor said it could be a small clot passing through, although the Doctor didn't confirm that it was a TIA, he did say it could be due to John's circulation. I should mention that last June, John had a DVT in his right thigh, which progress to small clots in the lungs he was on warfarin for 6 months.

The doctor told John to see his GP, gave him a letter and sent us on our way. Unfortunately by the time we left the hospital the GP surgery was closed so it will be Tuesday before John see's a Doctor. There have been no more episodes of visual disturbance and this was the only symptom John had.

I have read online about TIA's and it feels quite scary, so I thought maybe talking on here to people who have experienced these things may shed some light.

I would appreciate any thoughts or comments on my post, I understand that this is not a medical site offering proffessional advice, but in my book people who have had similar experiences can offer a greater in sight.


Thanks for reading.

Take care



Boneysjoint

 
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