Ugh!

so i went to the doctor for what i thought was tia's.... he said that im too YOUNG to have a tia???!!! i didnt know it was bias to age. but ok whatever. But he did ask about my headaches which i have everyday all day and no amount of tylenol helps. so he said that it could be migrains. he also said that he could do an eeg but if there is no clot then it would be point less and waste of money since i dont have insurance. has anyone had wierd episodes with migrain headaches? but im not even sure that they are migrains. ugh i dont know how to explain them its like if i bend over they get extremely worse but other than that they are tolerable in a sense. i dont know maybe im just over reacting and imagining, because i googled tias and the only syptom i have is not even really numbness of one side its more of just a really heavy weak feeling and i get kinda dizzy. but i can talk and understand things and my vision does not change. so do you have to have all the symptoms for it to be a tia or no?

Yep had a migraine syndrome for years with all the above plus more including difficulty with speech, severe balance and vision problems. With the vasospasms associated with migraines you can have TIA like symptoms. The drug I found to help the most was Motrin For some it is OK but I find Tylenol to be the most useless drug in the history of mankind

i would take motrin but i cant because im on methotrexate. all i can take is tylenol and i believe now i take it out of pure habit than anything else.

Is Motrin contraindicated? My sister was on Methotrexate and Aleve- prescribed by her rheumatologist? Also there are other drugs like inderal and verapamil for migraines- maybe a trip to the neuro is warranted

I was told that Motrin is contraindicated as it is causes damage to kidney (I have lupus nephritis) and Tylenol the same because of liver damage. I have migrains daily and take up to 4 fiorocet. I don't know what I would do without it.

I do hope that you can doc about something like that. There are also new migrain meds, I tried them but caused heart attack like symptoms.

I had 2 TIA's in May. How old are you?

You need a good doctor who will help you get to the bottom of your issues. There are clinics for those not having insurance. After a bout of terrible "migraines" I found out that I had some severe allergeries to perfumes, cleaning products, and foods. When I eliminated the cause...no more headaches. Our body do strange things at time due to stress, etc. I hope you can get help soon.

I've also been told when we have lupus, sometimes things happen we just can't explain. But you truly need a doctor who will listen to you. Praying for the right help for you.

Faye

I am now 65 and also have lupus nephritis. Lupus was dx when I was 19 In spite of the nephritis I was able to use NSAIDS for more than 20 years. And even though I now have renal insufficiency I can still use them at a lower dose. With my migraines I was placed on Verapamil as a preventative and it helps a great deal - others report Inderal to help prevent. I am also on baby aspirin as part of the migraine syndrome is thought to possibly be related to APS ( a lupus clotting disorder) I tried Midrin a migraine medication and Fioricet but found Motrin to be most effective for the headache pain. So there are other options out there- hope you can get some relief soon BTW did you know that fioricet has tylenol in it?

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whathappensinvegas said:

I was told that Motrin is contraindicated as it is causes damage to kidney (I have lupus nephritis) and Tylenol the same because of liver damage. I have migrains daily and take up to 4 fiorocet. I don't know what I would do without it.

I do hope that you can doc about something like that. There are also new migrain meds, I tried them but caused heart attack like symptoms.

I had 2 TIA's in May. How old are you?

Poobie,

Yes, and I discussed that when I was prescribed, however it's low enough to damage my liver. I have had several liver biopsys, all negative. I am 45 and the lupus was last year via kidney biopsy. I have been using nsaids because of the chance of damage to the liver. Having wheighed the options and decided that this is the best option. I am not on Plaquenil...yet. Just weighting until the results of MRI & CT, and Blood tests (again).

poobie said:

I am now 65 and also have lupus nephritis. Lupus was dx when I was 19 In spite of the nephritis I was able to use NSAIDS for more than 20 years. And even though I now have renal insufficiency I can still use them at a lower dose. With my migraines I was placed on Verapamil as a preventative and it helps a great deal - others report Inderal to help prevent. I am also on baby aspirin as part of the migraine syndrome is thought to possibly be related to APS ( a lupus clotting disorder) I tried Midrin a migraine medication and Fioricet but found Motrin to be most effective for the headache pain. So there are other options out there- hope you can get some relief soon BTW did you know that fioricet has tylenol in it?

Keep an eye on your blood pressure. When my ex-husband was only in his mid-twenties he would get bad headaches when he bent over. After going to the Dr. he found out he had high blood pressure and it would spike at those times. After we divorced, he went off his blood pressure meds and had 2 strokes when he was 36. Luckily, he suffered no long term damage. I also agree w Faye on the allergy thing. If I am around any scented candles, room deodorizers, etc. I get severe headaches w nausea sometimes. I usually have to sleep them off.

Hello Kamora,

Firstly i agree with Faye you need a good doctor to get to the bottom of your issues and secondly Ruby as pointed out what i went to mention "Blood pressure"....i suffer with headaches and i've never been told they're migrains but slightly bending the pressure is unbelieveable and knocks me about, as i have low blood pressure and that's harder to control than high plus it can cause a rush to the head but when you straighten up you go pale....if your tested for it and they say your ok it can take a while for low to show more than high.

Your doctor as'nt got a clue about strokes or TIA's i've had both and never had no clots so i've been lucky on that score and my to chronic ones happened at your age 24 and my TIA when i joined LWL.

He/She should have still sent you to the TIA clinic to get checked out to make 100% sure.

Hugs Terri xxx

I agree with all of the above...ANY symptoms, slurred speech, numbness in extremities, a headache stronger than any headache you have ever had... are automatically given a head MRI here and aspirin. I know because I had two TIA's in May and a stroke in July. I asked the difference and it comes down to time (under 1 hr of symptoms + min lasting effects is TIA) vs obvious other. I am lucky that I was in the hospital having my carotid operated on when I had the stroke. However, I am still unable to get my BP under control. Today 187/135 yesterday 80/65 (and that will make you pass out) like Tez_20 said. Doc sending me to ER unless I come in tomorrow with my husband. It's also important to know what is causing the headache or BP clots in veins/artery or if your headache was a burst blood vessel.

I had a stroke so that probably makes no sense. :)

i have also read that methotrexate can have a syptom that mimics tia's. i have since stopped taking the methotrexate for that reason. i was actually thinking or going organic or natural whatever you wanna call it. but im am going to talk with my doctor before doing that and as soon as my insurance kicks in effect im goingto find a doctor that will listen to me and not just call it lupus i am more than that.

Hello Kamora,

Lovely to hear off you saying your worth more than that, we all are and sould be looked at properly plus DeAnne was correct in what she said about strokes/TIA's besides BP.

There's many illnesses besides meds which can mimic symptoms and you need a good doctor on your side for when these occassions may occur.

I'd speak with a specialist to make sure your body is ok regarding organic or what direction you want to take. :)

Kamora,

I hope that you have taken the steps to determine if you had indeed had a TIA. Anything dealing with the brain, can cause permanent brain damage. It is not something that a doctor can look at you and decide you are too young. You are more susceptible to blood issues. Be Proactive.

Hopes and Hugs,

DeAnne