Stroke symptoms repeatedly come & then improve??

Posted by sonya_nc @sonya_nc, Dec 24, 2020

My 80 yr old mom had what was first dx as a stroke last week- confusion/ diff walking/ left side weakness& vision impairment. She has been on zaralto for AFib for several yrs and never any ‘stroke like’ issues. CT did not show bleed/ angiogram also clear/labs normal. The next day while inpt, strength & mobility returned & vision improved. So discharged w/ TIA DX. One week later- episodic return of all ‘stroke’ previous symptoms and then they resolve again. We are confused- discharging dr said TIA and now follow up dr says stoke. Has anyone experienced this ongoing random stroke symptom presentation w/ ‘recovery’ and then repeated episodes? What questions should we be asking??
Thank you.

@feelingthankful

Are you getting CT or MRI?

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Yes- she had a ct in mid December when inpatient after the TIA episode. It was normal.

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Ok. The doctors know best what to do and order, but FYI, lacunar strokes can at times show clearly on a MRI and at the same stroke not show at all on a CT.

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@sonya_nc, @feelingthankful and others – I saw this new podcast from Mayo Clinic that I thought you might find helpful.

Know the warning signs of stroke: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/blog/podcasts/newsfeed-post/know-the-warning-signs-of-stroke/

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