My husband had a mini stroke in January. After extensive testing it was determined that he has PFO (hole in heart). His doctors have him on Coumidin and Lipitor, and are discussing the need to fix the hole. He also (at the time) had elevated Protien C.
Since then he has started having left sided facial muscle spasms and thickness of the tounge. The tounge issue occurs daily, but the spasms have occurred twice. The first time (April 30th) they lasted about 3 hours and his neurologist put him on Keppra. They did an EEG and decided that he did not have a seizure. They speculated that it is scar tissue from the stroke. It happened againt his morning (May 13th). Has anyone else had this side effect from a mild stroke? I have never heard of such and we are concerned that something is being overlooked.