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Stroke Caregiver - male
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  • Birthday 11/27/1971

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  1. Hi all, I'm new round here. So to explain my situation a little, I had a series of mini-strokes over many months but didn't know what they were. I put off visiting a doctor, but the problem was finally investigated and I was put on standard meds i.e. statins, blood thinner, anti-platelet. I was told mini-strokes are often a sign a full stroke is coming, and maybe 50% of people get the full stroke later. So my question is this, do you have any idea what my chances are now I'm on medication for life? Am I relatively safe now from a full stroke or is one still likely to occur at some point in life? The whole experience has been bewildering. I was 45 when it all started and not really overweight. In fact I was walking many miles per day! The last thing I expected was a stroke. I briefly lost the ability to read, form sentences and speak. It actually wasn't frightening at the time. I was fascinated with what was happening. If I'd been physically disabled though no doubt I would have felt very different. PS- Hopefully I posted this in the correct forum.
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