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Thread: do you ever have a day you don't remember?

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    we went too Maryland to my son's for a week I went to bed with a headache on Monday and don't remember anything for the next three days. My husband said I was talking all weird dropping things they made me use a sippy cup cause I kept dropping cups. after three days I started remembering the day but it was off and on. went to the dr when we got home he said he couldn't do any tests because we have no insurance but I had no symptoms of a stroke. I still have no memory of anything of those three days. Has this ever happened to any of you?

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    Hosta, is your avatar a quilt you made? It's absolutely beautiful!!

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    I hope you stay well.

    I know the same thing happened to my grandmother when she was having trouble regulating her blood pressure. I think it happened when the doctor was trying to figure out the right combo/dose of meds for her. I hope the doc at least checked your blood pressure.

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    Wow it does sound like you had a transient ischemic attack (TIA). The fact that it lasted 3 days is very scary. Is there some county health clinic you can go to? It is possible this can be helped by medication. If it should happen again, they should take you to an ER while it happens and not wait for 3 days. Insurance or not, you can end up severely disabled.

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    Something like that happened to my friend and hers was a mild stroke.

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    Morning, have never had your problem, thankfully. Do not know what your health system is like but surely your doctor could have done blood tests etc on you. Has your parents/siblings ever had major health problems in the past? I really feel that you need more investigation about what caused this glitch in your life.
    Take care and never wait 3 days to seek medical help.
    Stay well.

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    I'm sorry this happened to you. I always have strange quirks that happen to me and then they clear up on their own and no one can explain them.
    Do go the ER the next time this happens.

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    Glad you're feeling better now, but please, please, please don't ever wait if this happens again. As a matter of fact, have someone call 911 right away. If you go to an ER on an ambulance, you go to the front of the line, especially with symptoms like what you described. Treat first, ask questions later. All hospitals are obligated by law to evaluate, treat, and stabilize you, regardless of your insurance status. A private hospital will then try to transfer you to a public facility if you have no insurance. Public hospitals all have indigent funds, or will work with you on reducing your bill to something you can afford, or setting up a payment plan at the very least. Your health is too important to just wait and see what happens. I don't mean to scare you, but you were lucky this time. If you look around, you can find a facility with a Partners in Prevention program which provides, free of charge, routine health and screening services for women with no insurance or who are unable to pay. Please explore these options!!!

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    go to the ER and sit there. every body else does.
    you do need to be checked out.

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    Yep. Go to ER!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Yep. Go to ER!!
    and take an aspirin immediately when you start having symptoms!

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    You should have a county Public Health where you live. They serve people without insurance. Get in touch with them and have a check up. Hope you get well.

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    Look you need to take care of yourself. Call 911 they have to take you. Glad you are better. Please don't take any chance with your health. :shock:

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    The TIA's can be very scary, but in many cases no lasting results, thankfully. I think they can be brought on by stress (notice I say "I think") that's just from witnessing my elderly aunt have to experience these things. She would try to pick something up & crash...onto the floor it went...the Dr. said bring her in immediately....I did....more than 2 hours later he finally had time to look at her....by then....alot of the weakness had disappeared. It's scary but.... many years later when she passed, it had nothing to do with the mini strokes (TIA)

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333
    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Yep. Go to ER!!
    and take an aspirin immediately when you start having symptoms!
    Not if it's a stroke. Strokes are bleeding in the brain, and if you thin the blood with asprin, you're going to have more issues.

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    oh, hosta, I feel for you - no ins. Its hard to get a straight ans from a dr w/o ins, even in an er. You really do need to find out what happened - this is so not normal. Did this ever happen before??, did it evern happen to anyone on your side of the family?? Is there someone to be with you at home, so youre not there alone?? are you moving around ok, walking, holding things, do you feel "odd" when you wake up, or thru the day or at the end of the day??
    write notes, very simple bullets so when you can get to a dr you can read everything and give him a copy and tell him to pls keep it w/ your chart. sharet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333
    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Yep. Go to ER!!
    and take an aspirin immediately when you start having symptoms!
    Not if it's a stroke. Strokes are bleeding in the brain, and if you thin the blood with asprin, you're going to have more issues.
    There are two types of stroke.
    One is from bleeding and the other is from a blood clot.
    Get the correct treatment.

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    Sounds like something that could be serious. I agree with the others to go to the ER or call a local clinic to see if they have a sliding scale system where they will rate how much your visit will be. I think you need to be seen by a neurologist asap. Take care and let us know how you are doing.

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    Glassquilt is correct about strokes. My husband had a stroke when he was 40 and it was a ruptured blood vessel. However, after rupturing, it formed a clot so he will be on an aspirin daily for the rest of his life. Fortunately, he recovered probably 98% and only has problems with cognition (finding the right words or understanding written directions). My hubby just turned 56. I worked at a hospital at that time doing transcription but had seen enough to know we needed to get to the hospital quickly.

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    Oh my goodness. So sorry this happened. Do you have migraines? This has happened to my nephew and he has suffered from migraines his whole life. He has had this happen to him several times but I don't think they lasted for as long a time as yours. I will ask him.

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    I use to have migraines. I remember missing a whole evening. I know I went to Kmart because I found a bag of stuff. Other than that I have no memory of that whole evening. But migraines, at least mine did, had symptoms like a stroke does.
    After my heart surgery I don't have migraines any more. .Hurray, Hurray.
    I hope you are well.

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    Before my transplant I was like that My kidneys were in Distress and I ended up with an Ammonia Overload through out my entire system Dr put me on Lasix and inceased my WATER intake to a gallon a day til the excess fluids were flushed out of my kidneys so they could function normally again IF you ever experience any thing like this again GO to the ER immediately Don't worry about $$-- YOU are more important If my MIL didn't take me when she did I would have died at any moment Please don't shrug off warning signs like these The risks are to high Let a Dr do the diagnosing he's better educated

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    Go to the nearest emergency room when this happens!

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    that certainly is not normal-the doc should have at least sent you for an mri or cat scan-sounds like TIA to me-you do need to be medically worked up to find out what the problem is

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    That is scary it could have been alot of things your health is important and you should find a way of getting tests done and finding out what it was so you can prevent it from happening again Iam sure there must be somewhere you will be able to go where they will treat you at a low cost.I hope you are better and it doesnt happen again

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