• 15 days ago

    Anxiety of the unknown

    I had an ischemic stroke right posterior parietal last week. I regained full neurological function within hours of the event. I had many risk factors, migraines with aura, birth control pills, high cholesterol, and fibroelastoma on my aortic valve that could have led to the stroke but the exact cause is still unknown. I'm only 43. I have many follow up appointments with multiple different doctors: cardiologist, endocrinologist, neurologist, hematologist, and stroke specialist. These appointments are weeks away. With that being said, I'm suffering anxiety over every little pain, twinge, headache, aura, visual disturbance, feeling cold, feeling tired all the time. I don't know if these are normal day to day things, side effects from the stroke, or precursors to another stroke. Of course, my mind immediately thinks another stroke and I start to panic. Once I get the opportunity to speak with my team of doctors I, hopefully, will get some answers. But in the meantime, does anyone else have these type of symptoms that can ease my mind a little?