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Mild Stroke?

Patient: I had another attack on my way home yesterday…I’m not sure if it is an anxiety attack or a mild stroke. I’ve been getting these for 10 years now and they always last from 2-4 min…and my speech gets slury and I can’t form a sentence. The thing about this particular one yesterday is, it lasted way longer than ever before…over an hour…When I got home last night, I barely made it into the house with my bike…the last time it happened I made it home, but couldn’t get my bike up the steps and my speech was totally slurred. Yesterday, when I got in the house I came to the living room and I had to lie down and one of my roommates was sitting there and I tried communicating with her but I had lost control of my speech.It happened again after I went to bed at 4am. I crawled up in my loft in my room and started tossing and turning…it seemed like this new medication I started on Wednesday might be triggering it. I saw my pcych on Wednesday and I told her that trazodone is no longer working for me…I’ve been on it for years. So she put me on a new medication for sleep. Well, last night after I went to bed, my body started feeling it again. I lied there for a few minutes, and then I had to pee. So I leaned up to get myself positioned to crawl down my latter and once again, it was happening again. I had to pee really bad, so I had to try and get down…it was scary…I was in the dark and I had to hold on to the ladder for dear life as I made my way down. Same thing when I went to go back up. I lied there and tossed and turned for over 3 hours. Isn’t sleep medication suppose to put you asleep? This was totally the opposite. And every time I went to turn over, I felt in my body that it was still happening. I finally went to sleep at some point and when I woke up it was gone. But I only slept a couple or 3 hours…that’s all I got. This is kinda scary…ok, real scary. I’m feeling kinda weird this morning too. The thing that really catches my attention is, losing the ability to carry on a conversation and last night’s episode lasted way over an hour…usually they only last 2-4 minutes.The new medication, supposedly for sleep, is Hydrooxyzine. And she also started me on Welbutrin, which she uped my dose on Wednesday, at my request. What is your opinion? Sorry this is so long.

 

 

Symptoms: loss of control of body…slurred speech…

 

 

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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