I was diagnosed with a Mini Stroke (TIA) back in November, 2005 after a prolonged dizzy spell while I was outside working on my car. The dizziness hit me at about 11:00 am and I, being the stubborn type didn't go to the doctor until the next day because my symptoms had only slightly subsided.
I was rushed to the hospital, put on blood thinners, put through a battery of tests and the next day, I was sent home with a bottle of Aggrenox and the name of a neurologist to follow up with.
The entire gamut of tests came back negative (which have all been repeated) yet to this day, I'm still not the same person I was before that day in November. My balance is off, I have severe pain in the back of my head between my ears, and I can't concentrate on my work.
I tried going off Aggrenox to Plavix but no change. Now, I've just started on Topamax and although it seems to help a bit with the pain....the other symptoms are still there; as well as the side effects of the Topamax.
I used to be quite active, work around the house, ride my motorcycle, exercise....now I'm afraid to ride my bike and I don't want to do much of anything because I feel like my head is in a constant fog.
Thanks for listening and if anybody has any insight as to what I might be experiencing…..I’m all ears.