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TIA symptoms but no TIA

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  • Posted By: BMillsap
  • August 11, 2009
  • 06:21 AM

My husband, 44, recently had what seemed like a TIA (left side of face drooped, slurred speech, left arm numb and hand drew up into a claw, left leg numb). Took him to the hospital and after CBC, EKG, EEG, Cat Scan, MRI, and other tests over three days, they all came back normal. He is very healthy with 120/80 BP although he has a low pulse rate. Usual pulse rate is 60 to 64 and at rest it is in the 40's and as low as 33 in the hospital. He has always known about the low pulse rate and is very healthy and in great physical shape. The Neurologist came back with a diagnosis of an unusual migraine. Bryan has no significant headaches or auras associated with these symptoms. When the first attack happened, he said it was as if he could draw a line dividing his face from left and right. Also, this happened last monday and been out of the hospital since thursday and continues to have similar symptoms although not altogether and as severe as Monday. We found out that his mother does seem to have severe migraine headaches, but nothing is similar to my husbands. I am perplexed and not convinced of the diagnosis. Can't argue with all of the head to toe tests that say nothing is wrong and has the veins of a 20 yr old. These continuing symptoms do not seem to get worse, but they also don't seem to be departing. I am stumped and looking for information. Thank you.

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  • My husband, 44, recently had what seemed like a TIA (left side of face drooped, slurred speech, left arm numb and hand drew up into a claw, left leg numb). Took him to the hospital and after CBC, EKG, EEG, Cat Scan, MRI, and other tests over three days, they all came back normal. He is very healthy with 120/80 BP although he has a low pulse rate. Usual pulse rate is 60 to 64 and at rest it is in the 40's and as low as 33 in the hospital. He has always known about the low pulse rate and is very healthy and in great physical shape. The Neurologist came back with a diagnosis of an unusual migraine. Bryan has no significant headaches or auras associated with these symptoms. When the first attack happened, he said it was as if he could draw a line dividing his face from left and right. Also, this happened last monday and been out of the hospital since thursday and continues to have similar symptoms although not altogether and as severe as Monday. We found out that his mother does seem to have severe migraine headaches, but nothing is similar to my husbands. I am perplexed and not convinced of the diagnosis. Can't argue with all of the head to toe tests that say nothing is wrong and has the veins of a 20 yr old. These continuing symptoms do not seem to get worse, but they also don't seem to be departing. I am stumped and looking for information. Thank you.I would ask for a PET scan to rule out vascular changes to the tiny blood vessels in the brain, a lumbar puncture and bloods to rule out infections. I would also ask for a memory test.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 12, 2009
    • 09:38 AM
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  • We finally received a diagnosis which is acephalgic migraine or silent migraine. At first it was difficult to recognize him with this diagnosis, but after alot of research on-line and with his family, we can definitely agree that he has Hemiplegic migraines. We are now just in the beginning stages of learning how to deal with them, but so far it isn't as bad as I have read with others. There are medications but the contraindictions are nasty and we are just looking for natural methods that help. Thanks for the information and taking the time to help. So appreciated.
    BMillsap 1 Replies
    • August 13, 2009
    • 03:03 PM
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