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EBrock, January 9,  2021  12:44pm EST

Vertigo and Headaches post TIA

My doctor's sent me home after my TIA telling me I'd have no symptoms. Does anyone else have vertigo and headaches?

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  • AHAModerator
    AHAModerator, January 9,  2021  1:45pm EST

    Welcome to the patient community and thank you for sharing with us. I'm sorry to hear about your TIA and about your headaches and vertigo. 

    I'm not a medical professional so I can't answer your specific questions. Have you talked to your healthcare provider about these symptoms? They would have the best answers as they know your full history. 

    The American Heart Association has some resources on Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) and strokes that you may find helpful. 

    About TIA: https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke/types-of-stroke/tia-transient-ischemic-attack

    Stroke Symptoms: https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke/stroke-symptoms

    Please check-in and let us know how you are doing.

    Take care,
    AHA Support Team


  • EBrock
    EBrock, January 10,  2021  10:45am EST

    Thank you. I'm not seeking medical advice simply curious if others have had similar experiences. All information is appreciated.

  • ManiacMarcus
    ManiacMarcus, January 23,  2021  4:45pm EST

    My wife had a TIA on 1/13/21. She has had a constant headache since and is struggling with speech and ****** muscle control (only one side of her mouth moves when she smiles). It came out of nowhere (never had one before). Speech seems to improve when well rested and get worse as she tires. Normal? She is very emotional and stressed about the whole situation understandably. I am trying my best to take care of her and hope I am doing the right things. It can be frustrating certainly. I just want her to get as much rest as possible while she heals but she gets frustrated with me for continuing to tell her to rest more. Would be grateful for any feedback 🙂

  • klpetlass
    klpetlass, February 5,  2021  5:37pm EST

    Yes, I have been having headaches, which I never used to have. They began about 2-3 weeks before the TIA and have continued for 2 weeks following it. The good news is that they are becoming fewer and shorter every day, and a neurologist I saw claims they are nothing to worry about. But I wanted to let you know you are not the only one experiencing this. My headaches seem to occur mainly when I bend over, get up from a chair, etc., but have occurred while I was just lying in bed. I assume they will resolve, and I hope yours do, too.

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