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I am a 42 yr old male with ALS & can only move my right

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I am a 42 yr old male with ALS & can only move my right arm a little. I also have heart failure & hepatitis C. After suffering a heart attack on July 5, 2014 (my LAD was 100% occluded) & another heart attack on February 5, 2015 (again my LAD was 100% occluded)
I had a Stent placed in each time. I am in hospice and do not take any cardiac medications. I took some for around a month but not now except nitro for Angina & some pain medication for my ALS. . Lately my edema has gotten worse and lately I started losing
vision in my left eye. It does return but then I lose it again, then it returns and so on. From what I have read transient vision loss can occur from heart failure. I am pretty sure that this is what's happening to me. My question is what should I expect?
Does this mean I will have another heart attack? As I stated earlier I am in hospice, I just want to know what to expect, like how much time do I have left? I am not looking for a cure I'm wondering when my suffering will end. Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I'm really sorry about this situation

have you ever had a stroke before?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, that's something I've actually nvr had.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

This could be a sign of an impending stroke

It is called amaurosis fugax

Can you look that up and see if that is what you are experiencing?

here is an article for you

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaurosis_fugax

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Have you been diagnosed with a stroke?

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