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Jul 17, 2018 · Possible vascular Dementia in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Thank you for your kind words! I have a follow up response from my dr visit yesterday under @mlmcg below~ hugs!

Jul 17, 2018 · Possible vascular Dementia in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Thank you for responding. I went to my Dr. Apt yesterday and he stated that first and foremost we need to get my migraines under control. He upped my dosage for my migraine medication and my anti depressant. He states I do not have the vascular Dementia but my severe and constant migraines are giving me the symptoms. This will be a process. I don't want another stroke so getting my migraines and blood pressure under control is key. I take my blood pressure usually a half hour after I have been up in the morning and in the evening before and after dinner or when and if I feel my bp needs to be checked if I feel off. I am very lucky for my support system, my best friend is an Operating room RN and my boyfriend is very supportive and loving. I am trying to stay positive and find things that make me relax and happy, it is hard at times though because each day I find it difficult to live with these migraines and it feels like more is going on than the Dr. Understands. I know my body and something is really off. I will do as he says and take my meds/water/relax etc. Thank you again~!

Jul 13, 2018 · Possible vascular Dementia in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

I’m sorry I didnt Address this in my haccount beginning. I had no rehab after….only because I only has weakness on my left side and over time my speech was all right. They attribute that to my age at the time (38) however all this newness has started in the last 5 weeks causing me deep concern ~ I want The best life I can…

Jul 13, 2018 · Possible vascular Dementia in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes I am Tracking my bp it’s still running around 145-165/85-95 on meds. I do my best to track migrains and things I forget. I’m writing lists everyday so I dont “Forget” basic things. It’s a hard pill to swallow at 40….but I do Have a great support system ~

Jul 9, 2018 · Possible vascular Dementia in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hello, my name is Jenessa and I recently turned 40. On Feb. 1st 2017 I had a stroke. That was scary enough, at that time I was 38 and in relatively good health. Non smoker. Long story short I had a clot that caused a stroke. I am on blood pressure meds ( never had high bp before), cholesterol medication, baby aspirin and now a migraine med. Around five weeks ago I was sitting in my car and my head felt as if (pardon my comparison) someone had held a vibrator to my head and turned it on for 20 seconds. This had happened a year prior to my stroke and I just thought it was a strange moment. Since then my daily life is migraines, off balance, extreme tiredness, forgetfulness and sometime I just blank off into space. I feel like I am looking at life through a dream state. I have had a ct scan and an MRI in the last four weeks non of which found another stroke nor further damage from what I already have in my brain from my first stroke. It has been a year and 4 months since my first stroke and now I feel as if I am living a totally new life. I repeat myself and often feel out of it. I am seeing my neurologist next Monday for a follow up, I have been logging my blood pressure (which on medication seems to still average 130/95, sometimes higher sometimes a tad lower) I log when I forget things, when I am told I am repeating myself and when I am very drained. I am worried that this turn of events is leading to vascular dementia even at my young age. The daily events are adding up and concerning enough. Anyone have any feedback I would appreciate it. Thank you~