Newbie - Hubby's possible TIA
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.