Skip to content

    Announcements

    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place: https://messageboards.webmd.com/

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page: https://messageboards.webmd.com/health-conditions/f/stroke/

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at [email protected]

    Includes Expert Content
    My Sister Had a Mini Stroke
    avatar
    pompchas1 posted:
    I found out my sister had a mini-stroke or TIA (Transient ischemic attack).. She had some of the symtoms of FAST. Face numb or droopy, Arm numb, Speak slurred.
    She is 55 and before this was in reasonably good health. From what she said that test run return negative . Not sure what test were run but I guess the usual. She in fear that she will loose her job because of this. Is there anything she can do to prevent this. She lives in Colorado.
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 1 found this helpful
     
    avatar
    Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
    I can give medical advice, but this seems to fall in the category of legal advice. If she is truly concerned about losing her job, she may want to start with her physician and get advice from a lawyer. Sorry I can't be more help with that issue.

    On the stroke side, be sure she knows why she had the stroke and what she needs to do to prevent another one. We are very aggressive about treating all risk factors these days ans she needs to be certain she is getting state of the art care.

    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.
     
    avatar
    paulmalware replied to Richard C Senelick, MD's response:
    I WAS GLAD TO READ THE WORDS OF GEORGE ELLIOT. I HAD A MINOR STROKE LAST WEEK AND FEEL DIFFERENT BUT CAN'T ACCEPT THE FACT THAT I'M NO LONGER MY OLD SELF. I FEEL ALONE AND FRIGHTENED.
     
    avatar
    Anon_4048 replied to paulmalware's response:
    Tthat is not uncommon, I felt the same way. Find a therapist or support group if you need it. After 6 years I think very little about it.


    Helpful Tips

    Any Exercise is Good!Expert
    A recent study looked at exercise in people with Parkinson's Disease, http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/740854 but I think the results ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    4 of 8 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.