How did you know? Aphasia

Posted by decarlo7 @decarlo7, Jul 4, 2018

So I googled trouble recalling words and Aphasia popped up all over. I have migraines pretty severe. I get the botox and the trigger injections. They work somewhat…
I truly believe my migraines are related to either being hit in the front of my head with a baseball bat as a child or hormone imbalance. I’ve brought this up to my neurologist. He gave me a few works to repeat back which I did no problem. So he just relates it to being busy.
Your thoughts?

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@decarlo7, while you passed the word test that you did with the neurologist, do you find yourself having trouble recalling words in general?
You might be interested in joining this discussion:
– Let's "Talk" About Aphasia https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/june-is-national-aphasia-month/

Are you concerned that the trouble with words and migraines are related to a larger issue?

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@colleenyoung yes I am concerned.. I have never had a MRI because of the metal in my mouth. However I am getting it removed so when its done I can get a MRI. I've had a CAT scan during a trip to the ER. Nothing found. I actually thought I was having a stroke thats what prompted me to the ER.

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@colleenyoung

@decarlo7, while you passed the word test that you did with the neurologist, do you find yourself having trouble recalling words in general?
You might be interested in joining this discussion:
– Let's "Talk" About Aphasia https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/june-is-national-aphasia-month/

Are you concerned that the trouble with words and migraines are related to a larger issue?

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I'm having anomia from the epilepsy. I use synonyms, descriptions, and grouping. It's not a larger issue

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@decarlo7

@colleenyoung yes I am concerned.. I have never had a MRI because of the metal in my mouth. However I am getting it removed so when its done I can get a MRI. I've had a CAT scan during a trip to the ER. Nothing found. I actually thought I was having a stroke thats what prompted me to the ER.

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@decarlo7 I'm glad you are being proactive and getting further investigation. I hope you'll keep us updated.

You may also be interested in this discussion that @12271997 started called "Agraphia and Anomia" https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/agraphiaanomia/

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@decarlo7

@colleenyoung yes I am concerned.. I have never had a MRI because of the metal in my mouth. However I am getting it removed so when its done I can get a MRI. I've had a CAT scan during a trip to the ER. Nothing found. I actually thought I was having a stroke thats what prompted me to the ER.

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I have an appointment with my neurologist today for botox. I'm going to ask him about it. Thanks

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I had my appointment yesterday and he has ordered my a MRI.

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You need a new neurologist if he just says your busy is the reason you're having your problems. I have been given 3 words to remember by drs. I categorize, repeat in my mind or alphabetize. A pear is something you eat, tulip's a flower, and courage is a feeling. The speech pathologist wanted me to remember rose, sweater, and hamburger. I'm having anomia where the word is on the tip of my tongue and I have to use synonyms. I had a concussion at age 2 hitting my head on a tv, but I was told from an MRI that I had a lesion on left temporal lobe that formed b/c my mom had a fever during the pregnancy. I'm glad he's ordering an MRI. My advice is to let Jesus take the wheel

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@12271997

You need a new neurologist if he just says your busy is the reason you're having your problems. I have been given 3 words to remember by drs. I categorize, repeat in my mind or alphabetize. A pear is something you eat, tulip's a flower, and courage is a feeling. The speech pathologist wanted me to remember rose, sweater, and hamburger. I'm having anomia where the word is on the tip of my tongue and I have to use synonyms. I had a concussion at age 2 hitting my head on a tv, but I was told from an MRI that I had a lesion on left temporal lobe that formed b/c my mom had a fever during the pregnancy. I'm glad he's ordering an MRI. My advice is to let Jesus take the wheel

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My MRI results are in and I don't understand any of it.

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@decarlo7 have you had a chance to go over the MRI results with your neurologist?

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