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worried about my dad

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  • Posted By: daughter3
  • May 12, 2008
  • 02:19 AM

My 70yr old father showed some signs of a stroke or TIA (numbness in leg that went away slurred speech, and walking funny, but ALL tests show nothing. He has been to the ER every day at 2 different hospitals in the last 3 days and they run the same scans, ultrasounds and tests. What else could cause this and what are they missing. He is in excellent shape and good health. Nothing has changed in his routine or medications. Please help.:(

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  • What meds is he taking? What are their side effects?
    aquila 1,263 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for your reply. His meds are: Cozaar 25mg, Nifedical XL 30 HCTC (maxzde 75/50mg), Atenolol 50mg, and now added Plavix 75mg. Yesterday after finally being admitted to the hospital, he was seen by a neurologist. After the 4th MRIsince Saturday, she was able to detect a very mild stroke at the base of the brain that no other doctor noticed or could see.
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