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I have had numerous small strokes-TIA. Had an mri because of headaches, dizziness and leg weakness and was diagnosed with CAA. I have had several brain bleeds. I am taking Coumadin because of a valve replacement which makes it worse but can’t stop. I have a few symptoms like dizziness, headaches and limb weakness but none of the more serious ones. I’m in danger of dementia and Alzheimer’s but no signs yet. When I was first diagnosed, I read about it and scared myself. At least I know what could possibly happen and can watch out for it. I have an mri every 6 months unless I have problems and so far staying about the same

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Thank you for sharing. My husband was on Eliquis because he has AFib, but his neurologist and cardiologist talked quickly and agreed that he needed to stop the Eliquis immediately and avoid all blood thinners. The neurologist said taking them could result in a catastrophic stroke. The cardiologist wanted him to check out the Watchman, although acknowledging that it requires blood thinners initially too. All the doctors at the hospital said it wasn’t an option.

He has aphasia and memory loss, which is why we saw the neurologist initially. The positive for me is that he’s 80 and in good physical health, and from what I’ve read this isn’t typically a fast acting disease. Do you mind telling me how old you are? And if you know if yours is genetic, blood pressure, inflammatory related? Are you on medication?

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