Stroke and scared
Just found this board and hope you guys can help. I was diagnosed with a "small" stroke several months ago. I had an MRI, cat scan,MRA and oodles of blood work. It was found on the MRI. My neuro said it was old( at least six months) and put me on low dose asprin. My only symptom was on again off again light headedness and alot of headaches. The lightheadedness is mostly gone and the headaches are better.
I have always had headaches and sometime migraines. My blood pressure is fine(120/74) cholesteral is 153 and every other blood test is great. I exercise every day and for the most part eat a sensible diet. That being said, the neuro thinks my headaches might have been the cause of the stroke and when asked, he said it was "highly likely" to happen again! He did give me headache medication to lessen the likelihood of more problems.
I am a nervous wreck just waiting for another stroke. I don't go anywhere, canceled our vacation and basically feel like a time bomb. Every time I get a twinge or funny feeling I think stroke. I know you guys will understand and can maybe give me some encouragement. I am paralyzed with fear and worry that the next one will be alot worse. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent.