Patient Comments: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA, Mini-Stroke) - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your TIA?

Comment from: Terry, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 15

One morning I woke up with soreness in my right leg in the knee area. The next morning I woke up I was sore in both legs. I put up with the pain it was a burning sensation in the skin. I went to emergency after a week where an ultrasound confirmed thrombophlebitis. They gave me a six week course of Xarelto. It is most painful when standing, only relief when lying. Now all good.

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Comment from: pat, 55-64 Female Published: April 15

I have had spasmodic torticollis for over 5 years. A physical therapist has me doing certain neck, shoulder, and arm stretching movements which do help and I have had Botox injections for about 2 years which help some. I walk a few blocks every day and that also helps. The chiropractor is also good (every week or less). Green Earth Naturals for deep green algae for the rich nutrients are very helpful.

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Comment from: Dale, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: February 19

He has atrial fibrillation, diabetes, and stage 3 kidney disease. He has been sick for a month, has anemia and took iron, but was B/12 anemic. He was hospitalized, needed 4 units of blood, and medicine changes before being discharged. Today we were going out for lunch and he just lost the ability to speak and just stared into space for about 90 seconds. I asked if he was ok and he answered no. Within 3 minutes after the TIA (transient ischemic attack) he was fine.

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Comment from: Rambo10, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I sympathize with all those people suffering from gastrointestinal problems. About 2 years ago, I started having shortness of breath and fullness while eating, even just a little food. The shortness of breath became worse as time went by. I went to the cardiologist and rheumatologist and all tests came back negative. I was told by my family doctor that I must have silent reflux and needed to get an endoscopy. While waiting for that test, friends of mine told me that I had symptoms of a hiatal hernia. I researched it and found out that chiropractors are knowledgeable about hiatal hernias and can do a stomach manipulation to slip it back in place. Last week I went to the chiropractor and sure enough the manipulation helped. Since the hernia can slip in an out of the hiatus muscle, you might need to have more than one treatment. My husband even did the manipulation on my stomach and thank goodness I'm feeling much better. I am scheduled for the endoscopy next week just to make sure that my stomach is ok otherwise. There is a YouTube video on how to do the manipulation. Look up 'how to fix hiatal hernia.' All the best out there.

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Comment from: slygirl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I have had strep throat many times when I was younger, and here I am again with it! I went to the walk in clinic the night before and do not feel better, I am on a shot and a 10 day supply of penicillin. This will take at least 3 days to kick in and I start getting better. Good luck to all, take it easy. Rest and soda with crushed ice helps.

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Comment from: Mema, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 09

I fell on a deck, my right arm was injured, plus my rotator cuff and ankle. The pain is immense.

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