Posted 3/22/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -6)
I did talk to my dr today. And yes she said she thinks it is one of 2 things. I had a mini stroke, which if there is anything that it did it will clear itself up in 24 hours or it's a different kind of migraine.

I take the asprin actully due to the pressure in my head I have taken 2 four hours apart. She also told me if the numbing comes back to get my self to the hospital. ASAP

My blood pressure latly has been normal. Alot normal than it used to be. It has beenlately 120 over 76 which I always though was good. I do have high heart rate though. It's usually in high 90"s.

I'm going to call Dr back on Monday and see about getting on thinners until I see Nerogilist in May.

Roni
DX Fibro 12/31/07   Guess I can put the rest dx
PSTD  Bi Polar 2/04  Depression most of my life  IBS
RX Amitriptylin 25mg
 
God gives doesn't give us more than we can handle. So this too shall pass.

Posted 3/22/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Roni,
 
I had a stroke in 2002.  I was 28, and had been diagnosed with lupus for 2 years at that point.  My stroke was caused by APS, (anti phospholipid syndrome - a protein that lupus creates that makes the blood thick and sticky). I also have inflammed heart valves.  Microscopic pieces of my heart valve sloughed off into my blood stream.  Those particles, along with my APS caused my stroke.  I knew I had APS when the stroke occured, but I was only taking an aspirin a day for it.  It wasn't enough to thin my blood.  APS will occur in varying degrees.  Most people with APS have to take a much stronger blood thinner than aspirin.  I'm on coumadin (warfarin).
 
You should be seen by a neurologist for sure.  Also, make sure you get tested for APS.  DON'T just start taking an aspirin without talking to a neurologist or your pcp first.  All medications are powerful, including aspirin.  You don't know what you're dealing with here. The pressure you are experiencing can only be diagnosed by a neurologist.  If you're feeling anxious about this, I would go see your pcp, and make sure you get a referral to a neuro.  You did have a stroke, that has been confirmed.  Now you need to find out why you had oneFor me, it was the inflammed heart valve that helped contribute to the stroke.  There can be many factors that cause a stroke to occur.
 
I hope this helps give you some direction on what to do next Roni.  I've been there. A stroke is serious no matter how small it is. 
 
Keep us posted okay,
 
Ginny
 
 
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

Posted 3/22/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -6)
You really need to be seen by Dr. When I had mine I just walked around where I worked at. The just stood in the store until I got help. Not fun at all. Please get seen you could be preventing something worse form happening
Lupus since 2005, Fiberomyalgia since 2006,  sjogren's syndrome since 2005,  diabetes since 2006, Depression since 2004. who would not be with all of this.
 
       I just try to make it threw every day as best I can.
        God please remember I am on the diet platter.
                  So many beads so little time.....
 
                   Have a great Lupie Day Denise 

Posted 3/23/2008 6:54 AM (GMT -6)
I'm feeling better this morning. But I'm still going to call Dr tomorrow and also check with neuroligist and see if I can get seen sooner.

Ginny my Dr told me take the asprin but I have also heard to take one to help thin your blood out but there was also an article on AOL today about other things to start doing like mulitivatimins and vatimin C and E also using olive oil which I do use.

Roni
DX Fibro 12/31/07   Guess I can put the rest dx
PSTD  Bi Polar 2/04  Depression most of my life  IBS
RX Amitriptylin 25mg
 
God gives doesn't give us more than we can handle. So this too shall pass.

Posted 3/23/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -6)
Roni,
   I'm glad your calling your doctor tomorrow. They need to find the cause of the stroke and get you on the right treatment plan.  Like Ginny said, different things will cause a stroke. Mine was caused from Athersclerosis(hardening of the arteries). I had no idea I had this problem till I had the stroke. My arteries on the left side of the brain are very thin compared to the right side.
  Please let us know what you find out and take care. Don't hesitate to go to the ER if you need too. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
                                                     Babs
 
Dx: Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Neuropathy,CAD
Meds:arava,prednisone,plavix,aspirin,protonix,,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,Vytorin,folicacid,lunesta,Tramadol
 
JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.

Posted 3/23/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -6)
Thank yo all so much for your help. I am hoping that everything will be fine now until I go see nerorilgist (sp) in May and if I feel like I did yesterday I will call EMS.

Roni
DX Fibro 12/31/07   Guess I can put the rest dx
PSTD  Bi Polar 2/04  Depression most of my life  IBS
RX Amitriptylin 25mg
 
God gives doesn't give us more than we can handle. So this too shall pass.

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