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Paid to see a doc so I could have a half hour conversation. Came out less wise than before! He says it’s very unclear that I had a stroke (no MRIs done at the time and only thing now is my wobbling). But he’s saying I need blood thinners, up my statins, and ACE inhibitors. I don’t like the idea of that. Seeing an NHS doc next month so I’ll see what he says. Brains are still such a mystery and not just to the owners!
I had my stroke three years ago. We’d been making love. ( I’m telling you that because I didn’t mention it at the hospital and I think that might have somewhat misled them – I think it was something about constricting my neck arteries, as has also happened with chiropractors.). I got up and 10 minutes later crashed with vertigo and vomiting. No headache. An ambulance came and did ECGs etc and apparently I talked to them but remember nothing till I was in the hospital. I was tested for stroke but no MRI – a professor came by and decided I had middle ear infection. I went home the next morning and was treated as ear problem for my balance problems and tinnitus, despite the fact I had double vision for two weeks afterwards. A surgeon I went to recently for my very stiff neck said ‘I’m no expert, but you seem to have a cerebellum stroke!’ Thank goodness for him. Now I’m about to see a stroke expert – a bit late. I found it so helpful for a post to say that stiff neck and shoulder were to do with holding my balance. That made so much sense. Thanks everyone.