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Ischemic Stroke
carwood56 posted:
I had an Ischemic stroke on June 30. I was in my second week of college and was concerned about some problems I was having with typing and finding words.
I would be talking and could not find the right words I needed and my typing was hard as it seemed I was dyslexic with the keyboard.
My doctor had an ultrasound of my Carotid Arteries and they found plaque on both sides, plus a blood clot that was blocking the blood flow at 50%. She started me on Plavix as well as 325mg aspirin daily.
One month later she ordered another ultrasound. I also went to Speech Therapy and only had to attend sessions for one month. I worked really hard on talking slower so I would be able to find the words without stuttering too much.
I went to her office yesterday and she told me that I needed to see a Vascular Surgeon as soon as possible. The clot was now at 65%.
Why would the blood clot enlarge after one month? With the Plavix, shouldn't it have been decreasing?
I found a surgeon and will call her office in the morning as she said her office would handle everything, to just wait for that doctor to call to set up the appointment.
Thank you for your help.

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