Sudden, sever headaches, numbness and tingling in the arms (especially on one side of the body), vision changes and sudden problems with walking or balance are some of the symptoms of TIA outlined here. Your doctor is absolutely right that when you feel these symptoms coming on you should get to the ER (even if they go away before you are seen). Early treatment can help prevent a stroke as TIAs are warnings that a future stroke is possible. It is good that you are trying to stay busy.
After you have a TIA, the likelihood that you will have more is higher. The second page of the article in the above link has some lifestyle adjustments you might try to reduce your risk of stroke. Does your doctor have you on any medications to help prevent stroke?
I found this fact sheet from the National Stroke Association about managing fatigue after a stroke that you might find helpful -- it has some actionable items that you might practice with your mom. About 30-70% of stroke survivors suffer from fatigue, so what your mom is experiencing is fairly common. I hope that she is doing well!
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This is a question best asked of your doctor. He/she may be able to tell you if a stroke diagnosis is possible after a number of years and what your possible risk for future strokes is. I suggest you recount your medical history as you have here and see what he/she is able to conclude. While we cannot provide medical advice or diagnosis on this board, you might want to take a look at these points on what to expect after a stroke . Many of the things that you describe are listed here, but again, a diagnosis by a medical professional is needed to determine exactly what you suffered.
You might also be interested in reading this article on stroke prevention -- it includes risk factors for stroke and how to adopt a lifestyle that will further help to prevent stroke.
I'm not sure about what is standard follow-up procedure following a stroke and hope that another community member or our expert with chime in with personal/profession experience, but I was able to find this article about post-stroke treatment . From what I see, after your condition is stabilized, prevention of a future stroke is key. The article has some tips that you might follow (not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, and not having high blood pressure are all on the list, so it looks like you are already aware of prevention tips). I hope these help in some way.
I am sorry to hear that you suffered a stoke, but it's great that you are already back to the gym and have strong support system. Although I cannot give medical advice or a diagnosis, I did find these resources from the National Stroke Association that talk about pain after a stroke and list a constant burning sensation as one possible effect. This is a general overview of the topic, and this is a fact sheet that you might find helpful. Both include some suggestions on what you might do to help ease the sensation.
I am sorry that your son and your family are going through this. We cannot give medical advice or a diagnosis through this board, but I think that it would be a good idea to talk to your son's doctor about the possibility of switching to a neurologist. He/she may have more insight on what a neurologist could do for your son and be able to refer him to a neurologist in your area.
While we cannot give medical advice or a diagnosis on this board, here is some information on the warning signs of stroke that you might find helpful. I suggest you make an appointment to see your doctor for a physical to rule out the possibility of a future stroke or other medical condition.
This article lists numbness or tingling in your limbs as a common impairment after suffering a stroke. You ability to get better after a stroke depends on a number of factors, and you might ask your doctor if there are any estimates of how long you can expect numbness to last.
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