these mini strokes were often confused with panic attacks
some if woken when dreaming can continue with the dream for a while
I dont know whats happening, but it helps to think about what you want to say before you start talking
if you snore heavily this can indicate a sleep disorder that will cause severe fatigue and may cause the problem on waking from being mentally exhausted
Your doc seems to be treating it as a TIA(Transient Ischemic Attack) with the aspirin. If you should have any re-occurrence, however slight, don't hesitatate, seek emergency treatment immediately. TIA's are often warnings of an impending stroke.
I also had Bells Palsy(about 25 years ago) but I don't think there is any connection. Bells being a nerve condition, either viral or trauma induced, while a TIA is caused by oxegen starvation(blood flow) to part of the brain, usually caused by a narrowing of the carotid artery.
I had anxiety/panic for thirty years and although this may lead us to believe we have various illnesses the real thing is usually quite different. IMO yours is not anxiety although stress could be playing a part.
Post Edited (jethro) : 9/28/2006 2:05:33 AM (GMT-6)