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Hi my name is Dave
This my first time on a Webb site like this I am sorry I just get the words down I need to. I had a TIA on Boxing Day, I find it very slow in get my follow up appointment.


Welcome Dave @Limerick89
Sorry to hear you’ve had a TIA. Hope you find lots of useful information & advice on this lovely forum.
Best wishes


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Shwmae @Limerick89, croeso, sorry to hear you’ve had a TIA, keep us posted on how you go and ask any questions or express any concerns, the forum is a helpful resource.

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@Limerick89 welcome to our SS forum, I’m sorry you had a stroke on Boxing Day.

I’m very impressed you’ve reached out to our forum as soon as you have, so that’s a great step in the right direction. It took me a few months.

Keep on talking to us and keep us updated.

Fatigue and emotional feelings are high in the early days and even a year down the journey too.

We are all here for you, kind wishes and hope your appointment comes through soon. Loraine


So sorry to read your news but welcome to the forum!

welcome and I hope that you get your follow up appointment soon- and that it’s useful

@Limerick89 hi Dave, welcome to our little group, you’ll find lots of useful info here and supportive friends to chat with,
Best wishes

I am also new having had a stroke in May . Has anyone tried acupuncture to help improve arm muscles?

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Hi @AB11 welcome to our forum I’m sorry you have had your stroke.
I’ve had acupuncture for migraines but not for stroke related. They worked for me on and off over 20 years.
I’m sure someone will answer you about acupuncture stroke related. Lots of luck keep going kind wishes Loraine

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@AB11 welcome to the forum. Sorry youve had a stroke.

I’ve never tried acupuncture so can’t offer any help there. Just wanted to say hi.

Hope you’re progressing well.

Ann x

Hello @Limerick89 and welcome …. If you feel up to it you can always ring/email the Stroke Association for emotional help and information about well loads of helpful things. I’ve found them to be SO helpful, especially in the beginning after my Stroke.

Phone number: 0303 3033 100
Email: helpline@stroke.org.uk

This Forum is brilliant with great people all at different stages of experience of Stroke/TIA so just ask any questions you want, or if you’re feeling rough just post here and someone will be sure to reach out :hugs::hugs:

Have lots of sleep … listen to your body … as it’s now beginning the healing process. Keep warm, take care, :sparkles:Anne :sparkles:

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Hi Dave ,sorry you’ve joined us but its a good place to get advice or reassurance.
I had my PACs stroke last February and in 4 weeks time I’m having my first face to face meeting with my consultant! It’s a long wait to get to see him personally .
I have had various appointments with others in the mean time ie carotid ultra sounds ,cardiology and my GP but It’s the consultant I really want to talk to. Don’t get too down it’s scary but with help you’ll be ok.

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Hi Dave @Limerick89 never apologise. speak with your gp and or your hospital to chase up appointments. pals are always helpful, I use them and always start I am not complaining however then explain situation to them
thanks Chris

Thank you to you all for your kind words. I can go back to work on Monday but I am conserved about going it as I am a chauffeur. But no one has told me what and what I can’t do is this normal for a T.I.A to feel this way.

Hello AB11. I am trying Accupuncture at the moment. Have had 2 sessions - the second this afternoon - but so far no improvement on the left side of my body in either my leg or unruly arm! Have got another appt booked but if there’s no sign of Accupuncture helping I may give up. I have no idea how many you are supposed to need but obviously I am paying for it and no one nowadays can afford to throw money away. My Accupuncturist was very honest and said Accupuncture doesn’t always work or could work for a while but then stop. Watch this space!

Thanks for replying. I hope you start to see some benefit. I will probably try it if all else fails. I will look out for anymore details from you re acupuncture.