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Hi, my name is Julie, I was a reasonbly fit & healthy 51 year old with no prior health issues & not on any medication.  I work in a warehouse, lifting, carrying & doing manual work and I love my gardening.  Last friday I had a minor stroke, completely out of the blue. I had no warning signs such as a persistant headache, blurred vision or weakness.  I am home now but at the moment there is no explanation as to why it happened & I will be having more tests.  I had the Astra Zenica jab on 20th March & 13 days later I have a clot on my brain. I know it cant be proven but I have my suspicions. Has this happened to anyone else please? Thank you

I had a stroke 2 years ago aged 42. I'm very healthy, non smoker, low drink, active with 2 young children, average height and weight. After lots of tests it was discovered that I have a pfo (easiest way to explain is a tiny hole in my heart). It is thought that tiny clots passed through that and straight to my brain. There are so many reasons that a stroke can occur and in some cases a cause may never be found. Don't panic yet that it may be the vaccine. From what I've read and seen most people have suffered from headaches as prior warnings in the cases believed to be vaccine related. Be kind to yourself, get lots and lots of rest, don't push yourself too hard too soon and as hard as I know it is to do, try not to over analyse. Worrying will add create extra anxiety and slow down your recovery. The doctors will complete their tests and come up with answers for you. It took around 3 months before I got any answers that my specialist felt confident to share. Take care x

Hi Julie. Just to back up what Janey has said. A stroke can occur for any reason, especially as one grows older. I had a bleed stroke five years ago and a second mild stroke last May, long before any vaccinations existed. I was also fit for my age, although diabetic and diabetics can be prone to strokes. Please rest and recover.

Hi Julie

Strokes generally don't have any prior warnings - they just happen.  In addition, it is a well known fact that healthy people are the ones that tend to survive whereas others with sedatory lifestyles and health issues may not.  Like most people on here I was also a very fit and healthy 65 yr old with no health issues, went to the gym 3 times a week, non smoker/drinker and not overweight.  Blood clots are a thing which can happen to anyone at any age and are quite common and can roam around the body un-noticed.  It is only when they get stuck, that they cause problems.  

Just to add I have had my 2nd jab today, Astra Zeneca and I've had 2 strokes.  I never gave the jab a moments thought as the odds of me having another stroke are far higher than the odds of having a blood clot from the jab.  I read an article on here the other day that 100,000 people have strokes every year and 38,000 don't survive and yet we never hear anything on the news about that.  Thousands of people die every year from flu but it is very rarely mentioned on the news.  56 people out of 32 million who have had a jab gets the headlines.   

Having said that, it is good that you are having tests for find out why you had one and hopefully the hospital will have put you on medication to stop another one.  Try not to worry about it, the main thing is you are being investigated as to why.  

Dear Julie

so sorry to hear of a stroke.

last friday you had a period of stroking which has now stopped, its over, gone, good riddance etc.

Now you have a period of time to effect recovery. During this time your medics will check to try and spot any possible weakness. They will also advise what you should do to remain healthy. 
They cant now tell you why that stroke happened.

Many of us are monitored during the first month, but after month a second stroke is unlikely to occur.

The consultants were honest enough to tell me that they could not find a reason for the stroke that got me. Five years on and nothing has come to light. 

the vast majority of us get no warning at all. The symptoms show when stroking has started. In my case 90% paralysis. I never knew anything until i fell on the floor.

So please do not go round in circles over what caused the stroke. Concentrate on getting over the stroke. Recovering. And think how well you have done, you survived when many do not. 

best wishes

colin
 

 

 

 

Hi Julie,my names shaun,sorry  to hear of your  stroke, like yourself  I class  myself as fit an healthy,I had  a stroke  on 11th  January  2021 aged 49,3 months on and still no explanation  for mine,still having  ongoing tests and  am off work  still  ,it does get better  slowly, but accepting  it is one of the hardest  parts,I am finding  hard to accept, but  am lucky  no disabilities  and  driving  again, mine was a celebral  ishehimic stroke,(blood clot on brain),I felt sick all the way driving to work  before mine started,so many on here for you, who know how you feel ,has helped  me so much too,speedy  recovery  and hoping  your tests are  rapid, and you  get some answers,take care,rest, give in to the severe  tiredness, that's  important, best wishes 

Hi i'm sue, i just wanted to say hi, and reach out a little i guess.. I am due to an appointment with my doctor from the hospital this Tues,, so i am really hoping that goes q smoothly,, still processing really, all happened in the last few weeks,, take care everyone( )  

 

HI MY NAME IS PHIL ,LIKE YOU THIS HAPPENED TO ME DECEMBER 16TH 2019 ,BLURRED VISION/VISUAL PROCESSING AND FATIGE . BEEN THROUGH ALL THE TESTS UNDER THE SUN AND THE CAUSE IS STILL NOT KNOWN .SINCE THEN MY WIFE DIVORCED ME ,SHE THOUGHT I WOULD END UP LIKE THE OLD PEOPLE SHE CARES FOR . LOST MY JOB ,THEY RETIRED ME OFF THROUGH ILL HEALTH. LOST MY HOUSE AND HAVE HAD LITTLE OR NO SUPPORT .18 MONTHS ON MY POST STROKE PROBLEMS HAVE NOT IMPROVED . IVE CONTACTED THE RNIB AND THEY THE MOST HOPEFUL PEOPLE OUT THERE ,HANG IN THERE ITS A MATTER OF DEALING WITH THE SITUATION AND TRYING TO KEEP POSITIVE.. EAT HEALTHY AND KEEP FIT AND DONT GIVE UP ..IM HERE AS SO ARE MANY OTHER PEOPLE ,TO LISTEN AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER YOU ARE NOT ALONE AS I FOUND OUT 

To Phil

Thank u very much for the reply,, i'm so v sorry to hear, you take good care, and thank u again for mssging,,, my 1st message

Hi Phil, Sorry to hear your story and all the mishaps you have had. It has been so awful for you. Like you, so many of us have not been able to improve our post stroke symptoms, but we keep trying!!!! You are trying to keep positive and I do admire you for that, but sometimes it is so difficult. That is the blessing of this site, there is always someone there to support us. Just wish the Medical Proffession could do the same.

 Anyway, take care, thinking of you. Jane.

Take care Sue and I hope your apt. goes well on Tuesday. It is all such a lot to take in, but this site is very supportive and I have found it a great help.

Good luck with it all.

Jane.

Phil, so sorry to hear of your situation and all your difficulties. Post stroke support is hard to come by at the moment but, hopefully, things will improve soon. Not all relationships survive stroke and your world had, sadly, fallen apart quite a lot.

Change of lifestyle is very important after stroke and healthy eating and improving fitness are a must. I hope things get better for you.

Thank you Jane for messaging.  My second reply!! I hope it goes well too:/  Thanks hunxxxx I'm glad this site is helpful,,,, still such early days,,, been on phone most of this afternoon,,, so now feeling a tad drained:(,, 

Let us know how you get on. Jane.