Originally Posted by kjbrown92
The other one on there is TIA, which is what I was thinking. He's never had a migraine. Rarely gets headaches. He has allergy-induced asthma and is on meds for that. I guess it says that a CT scan of the brain sometimes shows TIA and sometimes doesn't, so now I'm worried. I'm wondering if that's why they're keeping him there. He's only 41. He's in pretty good shape. Good cholesterol, blood pressure, average weight. We eat healthy. For work, he has to do a pretty rigorous physical every year (treadmill and all) and he has a physical with our regular allopath as well. I wish I had some answers. And I wish he'd call!! He told me not to come until he calls me to tell me what to bring him, and that was 3.5 hours ago!!
Please try not to worry if he's in the hospital I'm sure they're doing all the correct procedures to make sure everything checked and double-checked for a TIA.
I do know a lot about TIA though, my DH (at 42) had one a month ago. It started with just your basic tingling on the left side of his body. It was from head to toes. However, he felt ok otherwise. Then a few days later it started getting worse, still no other normally associated symptoms with TIA like blurred vision, migraine, or slurred speech, so we didn't worry too much. Then the day after Thanksgiving he saw a family friend who's a chiro, since he thought it was related to an accident he was in with his left elbow. Sadly, it didn't help. Weekend went by, and Monday he came home from the store and said he thought he needed to go to the ER - we did - and they checked what they could, did a CT scan and some other stuff. Didn't find anything and suggested to follow-up with primary care doc and a neurologist and sent us home. I got the name of a neurologist from them and called as we were driving home. He got in two days later. Within three hours he was admitted to the hospital with the dx of TIA. So why the ER didn't catch it is a mystery to me. Anyhow, he was there for three days and they saw evidence of a TIA but no blockages noted. So apparently the clot can resolve itself. He's know on 4 meds and will hopefully go down to one (the cholesterol drug) soon along with 325mg of Ecotrin (to thin blood).
Granted, it was very scary, but certainly a wake up call for us. We immediately went to the best Registered Dietitian we could find and she gave us great information about a pro-cardiovascular diet and recommended that he go to an internist. So he has an appt next week with another great doc.
PM me if you this is the actual dx and i can help out in any other way.