Have you had a TIA after a stroke ? Fatigue

Hi everybody

First post here. I'm 55yo late onset T1 diabetic, had a stroke 8 weeks ago and a TIA last week. On top of that I have a slipped disc in the neck with excruciating sciatic pain at times.

As you might suspect my carer (who has a very responsible job) has a got a lot to put up with. I've just signed up to unload here a bit if you don't mind.

My question I about the TIA I had last week. Physically i'm OK, but the fatigue has been terrible, much the same if not worse than the stroke. Bad sleep, bad dreams, aching limbs . I thought i'd been fairly lucky with fatigue, but worried that the TIA has set something off

Hi Paulo,

Thank you for posting this. I’m sorry to hear you are suffering.

I’m 3 weeks post TIA with medical investigations still ongoing. At 36, with no preexisting conditions, it was quite alarming and I’m still pretty naive as to what I should be expecting as I understood that the symptoms of a TIA only lasted for max 24hrs?
I too am suffering from similar after effects like the poor sleep, bad dreams, crippling fatigue, absent speech, heavy and tingly right arm.
Unfortunately, my GP has been rather unhelpful and dismissed these symptoms claiming I’m fine if the hospital have discharged me with these symptoms!

Whilst I am not suffering in any kind of way as anyone who has had a major stroke, the lack of information is what is making things a little harder, so I’m “glad” I’m not alone in my symptoms.

Hope things get better for you soon.

Sarah

Hope you're feeling better Skook

I had a really good day on Thursday only for all the symptoms to return yesterday.

I did get a lot of help when I returned home after the stroke including a visit from the stroke association.

If things don't get better for you or would like more advice perhaps you should call them. I may do the same this week if things persist

Paulo

Hi both

Welcome to the forum. Sorry that you find yourselves here but it's a good place to be for reassurance and to learn from others.

I had my stroke almost 2 1/2 yrs ago which left me with bad fatigue and mainly cognitive problems. I've had a few TIAS since the worst being 2 1/2 months post stroke where the symptoms were more stroke like than with the original stroke.

From my own experiences and from talking to others i believe there is not enough understanding of TIAS. I also had symptoms longer than 24 hrs especially with the first TIA and was left feeling more lethargic on top of the fatigue from the stroke.

You may have heard that no two strokes and recoveries are the same but you do find there are a lot similarities in side effects.

The good news is it can and does get better. Although i still have limitations i have adapted to be able to live a fairly normal life.

I'm sure the other members of the forum will be along with their advice.

Please stay in touch if you need anything there's always someone around.
Rachel x

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