I had a stroke 6 years ago. (age 46). I had extremely high blood pressure that had been overlooked and written off as white coat hypertension (fear of the Dr.) Well I went on WebMD while at work and looked up the symptoms. It told me it was a possible stroke! Did I go right to the ER? Oh no, I went home and went on with my day. I fell in the night and had right sided numbness in the am. I called my Dr. and they told me to go directly to the Hospital. After cat scan was negative I had an MRI that indeed showed a stroke.Well things went well and I dont have any major disabilities. I have my BP undercontrol but I still worry. I asked my dr about taking a medication advertised on TV. At that point he said "oh you cant take that its for ischemic stroke and you had a intracranial bleed. If we gave you a clot buster in the ER, you wouldnt be sitting here." I left the appointment totally confused. I never had one person tell me that information before! And I did get a heparin injection in the er. I have requested my medical records and am waiting for them. I feel like I'm right back at square one. Now I dont know what to believe. If I had a bleed shouldnt they have had me follow up with a neurologist? I have never seen anyone but my internist for my stroke. I feel like I'm a ticking time bomb. Has anyone else dealt with this kind of stroke and what was the follow up?View Thread
Thank you Dr. Senelick for your information. I did just get my records and it says there is a 1.1 cm infarction in the left corona radiata. Still trying to figure it out. But at least I have something in hand. Well one good thing about this is my husband has joined the conversation on the stroke. He has avoided talking with me about the stroke, since it happended. I know how I feel and he probably feels about the same.View Thread
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