Jump to content
Eclare99

slurring etc. for an hour every day

Recommended Posts

I went to Emerg. 7 months ago because I was slurring from 9-10 o'clock or so every morning, and also feeling unsteady on my feet. (I get up at7:30). I was assessed, and told I had had a "small stroke"; saw a cardiologist and neurologist; told to take an aspirin every morning.

I am still having exactly the same symptoms every morning, and the doctors don't have an answer and they don't seem concerned.

I am very grateful that it wasn't worse, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had this kind of thing happen. I'm quite fine for the rest of the day, except if I have a regular beer; I can tolerate a very "light beer" only. (I'm 78, physically fit, but I do have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (watch and wait stage).

 

Thanks in advance if you have any knowledge or ideas! Clare

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to this site. I'm glad you went to the ER to get checked out.  Firstly : I'm sorry for your other diagnosis.  As you know some of the possible symptoms are

image.png

 

and I'm sure they can cause similar symptoms to having a stroke. However since my stroke, I feel much like you do, and others, on a daily basis. That's just from where and how the stroke injured my brain.  Anxiety from a stroke is also another thing that can cause those feelings. And anxiety and stress can be something that you may be unware of.  

You sound like you are taking great care of yourself.  I say 'cheers' to you next beer you have :cheers: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you ksmith. My CLL specialist has assured me that these stroke-like symptoms are not caused by the CLL.

No one I have talked to has ever heard of slurring and unsteady gait symptoms occurring at the same time every day for an hour!

I am hoping someone here might be able to shine some light on this issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It does sound intriguing and strange. Have you looked for anything else you do regularly every day that might be a trigger if there are drugs you take at the same time each day if you change the time you take them does the 9-10 thing change etc.?  e.g. is there anything you do when you first get up? Maybe try changing your morning routine and see if it alters anything. Just remember one change at a time so you can be more sure of any causality link.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Thank you heathber. Yes, I have tried all of your good suggestions. Also drinking herbal tea instead of coffee, and getting up earlier, but no change, except the slurring etc starts earlier too. Well at least it happens while I am still at home in the mornings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How bizarre! Try not drinking anything for at least an hour before you go to bed.,  especially anything with alcohol in it. And if you feel as if you're thirsty, drink only water. Don't know if it'll help, but it might. Best,  Becky 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you heathber, a good idea, I will try this for sure!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately it does sound like another wait and see thing.

They are way too common. 

For the AMAZING technological age we live in, there is so much they still don't know about the brain. 

All the best with managing it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×