On the 6th Jan i had a TIA was admitted to A&E after a lot of tests and scan they let me go home after 18 hours and told theres no beds in the hospital. I was given medication to take i know have a appointment to see a specialist but i do not know what to do now.
@Neile hi sorry you had a stroke and welcome to our band of merry stroke survivors.
You should get an appointment from the stroke doctors! Or you might have to chase it.
Did they give you a CT or MRI scan?
You are on your medication so that’s a good start.
You could ask at GPS for support and where to go from here.
Just a few suggestions. Take it easy as fatigue creeps up on us. Kind wishes Loraine
@Neile welcome. Sorry you’ve had a TIA. Hopefully you haven’t got a long wait to see the specialist.
Whilst you’re waiting you shoukd take some time to rest up & give your brain a chance to start repairing. Make sure you take your meds & try & ensure you eat healthily & exercise a little if you can but rest too.
You could out together a list if questions for the specialist so you don’t forget anything. Make sure they do follow up tests as needed.
Hello yes i had a CT scan i cannot have a mri. I have noticed that fatigue does creep up on me.
Thank you for your advice i will make a list of things i want to ask.
Take care Ann
@Neile take it easy when you’re tired listen to your body. Hope you get answers soon good luck
What do next varies of course but take your meds is a good one
Depending on how you are affected: apply for a blue badge, let dvla know before they come to you, apply for pip, maybe speak to CAB, post here of course
Expect to experience different random adjustments to how it used to feel you live in your body
Get to know your gp if they are any good, talk to family and friends about what’s a struggle/ unchanged/ etc like emotions, sleep, fatigue…(expect a change in fatigue around several months in and be happy if it doesn’t happen or improves
Thank you for all your advice.
Take care Caio
Hi Neile, I can identify with your experience. It is a scary experience, and being sent home with a bag full of meds and very little information doesn’t help.
I had my stroke in mid December and now have various appointments, where I hope they can find a reason for my stroke. Everyone on here is lovely and have given me good advice. Its early days, rest up, take your time and ask questions when you see your specialist. If you are worried about anything speak to your GP, mine was very helpful. Wishing you all the best for your recovery
Thank you for your advice and yes people on here are lovely and willing to help.
Take care and a speedy recovery.
Shwmae @Neile, a TIA can be a pre-stroke warning sign, so it’s a good reason to determine what has caused it if possible. The good news is that a TIA will heal but it requires time and some symptoms will be akin to stroke symptoms such as neurological fatigue. Take some time to rest and sleep, the grey matter needs to repair, and this will allow it to do that. My advice is not to just crack on as usual as this can be counterproductive, and check anxiety levels, this may be a good time to put into practice some methods of coping with them if you feel they are on the rise.
Thank you rest seems to be the big thing.
@Neile … i was also left in hospital for hours, no beds, sent home never seeing a doctor but i also cannot have MRIs … because of 2 things
Firstly, I am incredibly claustrophobic, I can just manage a CT
Secondly, I have a back problem which will give me cramp in my foot if it is not in a comfy position … and I do get cramp easily, so for those 2 reasons I can’t do MRI …
However, after my strokes etc last year I was able to get an MRI with full anaesthetic … that was great, they even let me put the mask to my face myself when the realised just how claustrophobic I was … hope things get better very soon for you xx. Val xx
I hope your on the mend i have said in the past knock me out and i will have a MRI but they would not do it. Take care
They were very good about doing the MRI with full anaesthetic. Keep trying and tell them you know it is possible to have it done there. I had to wait an extra night as they couldn’t get a spare anaesthetist ….