Over the last 2 years, I have been hospitalized twice for TIA-like symptoms. The first time, I was sitting at my computer, and I noticed one eye was really fuzzy. I rubbed my eye, trying to be able to see again, and within seconds, the left side of my body had gone numb. I was very scared. I felt my face with my right hand, and it was like someone had drawn a line down the center of my body, and had shut off one whole side of me. I also could not talk. When I got to the hospital, I tried to speak to the doctors to tell them what had happened to me, but I could not talk. I tried hard, and was finally able to stutter, but it took me about 2 minutes to try to get a whole sentence out. I could not focus mentally, could not talk, could not feel the left side of my body. They ran some tests checking blood and MRI. They could not find anything. About 2 hours after the onset of symptoms, the paralysis disappeared, and also the stuttering slowly got better over the next couple of hours. By the time 4 hours had passed, I was remarkably better. They sent me home, because they could not find anything to keep me with, but recommended I see a Neurologist.
I went and met with the Neurologist a few days later, but the only symptoms that I still had were weakness and numbness in my left side, along with the mental confusion. When I say mental confusion, I can not read very well, it takes me reading a page in a book over approximately 4 times, before moving on, because I no longer can comprehend as quickly. I also have problems with simple memory, such as if I am to go to an appointment next week, I can not remember the time without looking at it on my calendar almost everyday. I still have problems with speech, but only if I am trying to get many ideas out of my head at once (kinda like my brain is on overload and I can make it do more).
The Neurologist put me on a vaso-dialator, thinking that if it were a problem with blood flow to the small vessels in my brain, that it might help. It has done nothing to my symptoms.
2 months ago, I had another attack. I had all the same symptoms of a TIA again, and went to the hospital for a second time. The same tests were run and compared to the other tests. Within 4 hours, all the previous symptoms were gone, and I only had the weakness in the left side of my body and the mental problems again. They sent me home again, without finding anything wrong with me.
I am here searching for a possible answer, please help me someone. I used to be very bright, until all of this happened to me. I was an accountant until I could not do the math for my career anymore. Every day I struggle with the lack of mental focus and the memory loss. There has to be something that can be done.
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