MScubanchick wrote:Was told I had a mini stroke..
But needed further testing.. was discharged and told to take an aspirin daily and was given a prescription for cholesterol medication..(although my cholesterol is normal) a week later
Went to a neurologist.. very good..
But really dismissed my symptoms as nothing to be concerned about.. pretty much.."come see me if it hasn't cleared" but I wasn't going anywhere without more..so he ordered blood test and a MRI without contrast... said he would call me with results...
Welcome to ThisIsMS, Maggie (MScubanchick).
Since you suffered a mini stroke on July 4, you may have some interest in the following article which deals with major strokes:Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds
, 12 February 2015
HealthDayhttps://consumer.healthday.com/cardiova ... 96093.html
Low vitamin D levels are linked to an increased risk of suffering a severe stroke and poor health in stroke survivors, new research finds.
The study included almost 100 stroke patients who were treated at a U.S. hospital between 2013 and 2014. All had experienced an ischemic stroke, which is a stroke caused by blocked blood flow to the brain.
People with low blood levels of vitamin D -- less than 30 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) -- had about two times larger areas of stroke-related dead brain tissue than those with normal vitamin D levels, according to the study.
In my opinion (I have no medical background), if the hospital doctors or your neurologist did not order a vitamin D test, it might be a good idea to call your GP and request a vitamin D blood test, called the "25-hydroxy D." Ask for your own copy of the test results – it is important to have the actual number.