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Thread #112315   Message #2455696
Posted By: Bee
02-Oct-08 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Small' Strokes
Subject: RE: BS: 'Small' Strokes
I hope things continue to improve, Susan. With the history of stroke among the women in my family, I will not be surprised to have these experiences someday.

Although, on the subject of the occasional premature diagnosis: my Mom was thought to be having TIAs at one point, but their origin was mysterious. It turned out her thyroid was so enlarged that when she turned her head a certain way, the gland pressed against her carotid artery, cutting bloodflow to the brain and causing her to pass out, and be so addled when she regained consciousness that she would have garbled speech for several hours.