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   Posted 9/24/2006 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,  I have typed my problem here as I don't know where els to type it  ?
My problem is I woke up and could not speak,  I could speak but the words were all jumbled up and made no sence, I knew what I wanted to say but as I spoke my brain somehow changed the words and it was just jumbled up nonsence,  This lasted for around ten minuits then my normal speach came back,
This has happend to me before, years before and the doctor who was on night call thought I had had a stroke but my own doctor said he did not think so ?
Has anybody heard of this problem before or suffer from it ?  thank's for any help.

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   Posted 9/25/2006 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and Welcome to the A/P forum ....
Have you ever had episodes of anxiety and or panic before?
I personally have never had this extreme problem with my speech but when in high angst I will tend to jumble a few words as I am so hyper and upset
It could very well be anxiety are you under any unusual pressures or anything right now and finding it hard to cope with it all??
I really would see your doc and explain to him exactly what happened and how you felt when it was happening .....how long it lasted everything
I do not think it is a stroke either but I would get checked out for A/P just a thought
wishing you all the best and keep us posted
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   Posted 9/27/2006 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
They say I might have had a TIA mini stroke ,  anybody know of this ?

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   Posted 9/27/2006 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   

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

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   Posted 9/27/2006 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
hi bedwedge, and welcome! Im so sorry you are going through this, it sounds very scarey, ive never experienced it myself, and am hopeful that you will find out whats causing it soon, do you have panic attacks regularly? please take care and keep us posted, my best wishes, hugs
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   Posted 9/28/2006 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very much for your kind words,  At the moment all I have been given is asprin twice a day to thin the blod ?
As for panic attaks I haven't had one in years but Im certainly no stranger to them,  I once had Bell's pausy ( think thats how you spell it )  my face being paralised on the left for a month or so,  I am going through a very stressful time at the moment with my house possibly being re possesed by the bank,  altho I don't feel paticualy stressed about it mabe on the inside I am ?

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   Posted 9/28/2006 3:00 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi bedwedge

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.

Is your doc doing any other tests?...cholesterol, blood, ultrasound etc.
Do you have any family history of diabetes?

Please remember everything above is my opinion or personal experience only, I am not qualified, you doctor is.

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Post Edited (jethro) : 9/28/2006 2:05:33 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/28/2006 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bedwedge,

I agree with Jethro, about further tests. Although your doc is treating you for what he believes to be a TIA with aspirin, I would still seek the opinion of a neurologist. That sounds like a really strange symptom to me, and I would want to see a specialist to be sure of the diagnosis. My mom had Bells Palsy, and I also think we were told that is caused by a virus, but this sounds like something different. If your insurance allows you to see a specialist without a referral, I would definitely go ahead and call one. We, as patients, always have the right to a second opinion... it is our lives and our health... so even if you need a referral, your doc should have no reason not to give you one. Please let us know how you are doing. ((((Hugs)))),

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