Does this sound like a TIA or simple vertigo?

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cured4real?
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   Posted 1/30/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi--
 
Today, for a few hours I was unable to stand or sit up for a while because I was lightheaded and my vision kept flipping out, like seeing double then I blink hard and can try to straighten it up and it wouldn't go away, the back of my neck hurt temporarily. I was unable to walk very well at all, really unbalanced. I hope its not from the new hormones *sigh* because they help my fibro and other stuff so much. Anyway, I took a baby aspirin and it went away. I tested my sugar and blood pressure and neither was high or low, the sugar has been bouncing around more lately. I'm hoping this sounds like simple vertigo. Every time I go in for something like this, they never find anything and I end up getting sick from the ER wait. Even if it was TIA, which I was told I may have had before, they never did anything about it. So I don't know if they even do anything about it if it was. Might just be from my neck surgery too,which they won't do anything about. Confused. At least baby aspirin helped and made it go away fast. Dizziness is also a side effect of isoniazid, which I'm still on.
 
Thanks for any help or experiences.
Love, Marji
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
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Ginny
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   Posted 1/30/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marji,
 
Hmmmm. I had TIAs before my stroke. They were much like the way you described your experience. I also get vertigo and weird vision problems (occular migraines).  I know vertigo is common in Fibro.
 
I think the fact that you were having trouble standing or sitting up is something to take note of. It could definitely be your hormones. Maybe the compound needs tweaking?
 
I wouldn't let this go without talking to your doctor.  Especially since you have had a TIA in the past. They're to be taken as seriously as a full blown stroke. Keep the aspirin handy.
 
 
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cured4real?
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   Posted 1/30/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Ginny. I really appreciate it. I think I had this problem when my synthroid was too high too. I may have to get some labs done again, I just had them. I do notice it is worse after the hormone stuff is put on, but I'm still having it a tiny bit and it has worn off. My blood is thick right now. I'll have to check with the doc tomorrow. My thyroid labs suddenly plunged from way abnormal to normal and my skin is getting better and I wonder if I really did have TB and now I'm getting better after 7 months on isoniazid. It's odd. Either that or that cream is a lot more powerful than the doc said. Either way, aspirin is handy and I'm going to keep the liquids going too. I'm applying a little less now till I know.
Marji
Love, Marji
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids

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