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  • Posted By: bbc315
  • December 27, 2007
  • 03:22 PM

My mom has been having problems remembering things she has told us,:confused:
she often repeats herself in a brief conversation saying things 2 or 3 times she was just diagnosed with TIA, however in researching this online i see nowhere that memory loss is one of the symptoms, please help.

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  • My mom has been having problems remembering things she has told us,:confused: she often repeats herself in a brief conversation saying things 2 or 3 times she was just diagnosed with TIA, however in researching this online i see nowhere that memory loss is one of the symptoms, please help. Has your mother taken some medcine? AS i know TIA maybe relevant to hypeytention arteriosclerosis.
    thewildwind 16 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 01:48 AM
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  • You may experience the following signs and symptoms during a TIA: Blurred vision in both eyes, brief blindness, or double visionDifficulty speakingWeakness, sometimes on only one side of the bodyVertigo (a whirling or spinning feeling)Strange sensations, such as burning or tinglingTrouble with coordination, clumsinessLoss of consciousnessTemporary memory problemsHeadache
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 00:49 PM
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  • While the previous poster is correct in documenting the symptoms experienced during a transient ischemic attack, the defining feature that distinguishes a TIA from a CVA (or stroke) is that the symptoms will resolve completely within 24 hours of onset. If you are concerned that your mother is experiencing symptoms consistent with an evolving stroke, then it is critically important to document the time of onset and go immediately to the nearest emergency room. In patients with a prior history of stroke that have had resolution of deficits, periods of physical stress or sickness can cause old deficits of their original stroke to manifest. Think of this in patients who originally present with right sided weakness but then slowly regain function, later to manifest right sided clumsiness when they get a bad case of pneumonia. Because your mother has a history of cerebrovascular disease, and is now displaying some short term memory loss, it seems like a great idea to check in with her physician to discuss the changes that you have been observing.Hope that helps.
    fewd4thought 126 Replies
    • December 30, 2007
    • 05:28 AM
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