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Is it a Stroke?
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Lisaminicooper posted:
I am a 44 year old female witha history of severe migraines 6 months ago I had what has every symptom of a stroke. I have left side weakness, confussion, slurred speach, I can not move my eyes I have to move my head and I can not walk in a straight line. It took me 4 months to read and write. after countless CT's and MRI's of my brain the Dr's say no stroke is showing my vitamin D was very low but after 3 months of super vitamin D treatment my levels are great.
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Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
It would be wrong to try and make a diagnosis from the limited information you are able to supply. Therefore, I will only speak in general terms. Not all strokes are visible on an MRI scan. It is not clear to me whether your Dr. felt you had a stroke or whether your symptoms are caused by some other problem.

People with migraine headaches are at a somewhat increased risk of stroke. This risk increases significantly in people who smoke or take birth control pills and have hypertension. There is also something called complicated migraine. These patients can have stroke-like symptoms associated with severe headaches. However, stroke-like symptoms do not usually persist.

I would not think that the vitamin D level has anything to do with your symptoms. Your situation sounds complicated and if you are not fully confident with the diagnosis supplied by your doctor, it is always good to get a second opinion.

I wish I could've been more help, but there are many things we cannot do over the Internet.

Good luck.
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.


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