In February of 2013, I had an ischemic stroke in my right occipital lobe at 24 years old. As a result, I thankfully only have left homonymous hemianopia, which after a year has not resolved. I do have very frequent headaches, often in the area where I experienced my strok, and fatigue. I am not overweight, don't have high blood pressure, not a smoker. I don't have any pfo's in my heart, no collusions in veins or arteries, no history in my family. I've had maybe 3-4 migraines in my life with aura and I was on birth control at the time. I'm only on low dose aspirin now for the rest of my life. It took four months for me to see a neurologist and he never requested any additional tests, MRI's, or even a follow up appointment with me. At the time, I was relieved not to see a doctor but now I'm worried that more should've been done? Is this standard? Should I be concerned? Should I be on anti-coagulant therapy?
I'm worried because I live in a border town that is pretty inundated and I'm on state insurance. I feel like I've been brushed off. I'm just worried about having another one. I just need some guidance. Thank you.View Thread
I'm sorry that you had a stroke. It's very hard to swallow. I had a stroke a year ago and not only can I still not believe it, I also still feel very fatigued every day. I've been told that it's normal and goes away. I think it's good that you have an active lifestyle because I hear that it helps with the fatigue, as well. Stay strong and remember to take time for yourself. I think it's normal if you feel sad or angry, too.