I just found out today that I have had a stroke. The nurse told me over the phone the results of my MRI which I had on Friday. She said it was a small stroke and said I should take 81 mg of aspirin a day. My symptom was double vision left and right. This started 3 weeks ago. I immediately went to my optometrist who sent me to my regular doctor who ordered the MRI. Now I have to wait until Dec. 4 to see a neurologist. Isn't this too long to wait? They are trying to get me in to see a Nero-Ophthalmologist also. I do not know the date of that appointment yet. I'm hoping it is sooner than Dec. 4. Should I press them to get me in sooner? What should I do?View Thread
Thank you for your reply. I got to see a neurologist today. He disagrees with the radiologist who read my MRI and does not think I have had a stroke. However, he does not know why I have double vision. I actually saw two neurologists because my neurologist thought another neurologist needed to see my symptoms to make sure he was covering all the bases in determining what further tests I should have. I will be having another MRI, a CT scan and a MRV. I will also be seeing a Nero-ophthalmologist. I'm still taking the 81 mg of aspirin a day and am now wearing an eye patch to alleviate the strain in trying to see and focus as best as I can. I will alternate the eye patch as needed. I think I got good advice. The doctor thought the spot on the MRI was an old legion that had been there for some time. Thanks again for your quick reply. Are there any questions you think I should be asking my neurologist?View Thread
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