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I've had 2 "mini" strokes since Feb 14th this year - - last

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I've had 2 "mini" strokes since Feb 14th this year - - last one on April 21st. Tonight: blood pressure is its normal, but high 153/98. Taking meds for HBP and Type 2 Diabetes. I've had diarrhea for better part of 2 days. Headache all day today - VERY light-headed tonight.... Mike Elliott
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: was in the hospital for testing after the lst stroke on the 22nd of April. I've been on HBP meds since Feb
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I think that covers everything
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

how old are you Mike?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
65 in July 2017
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

what meds do you take?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
no, can't afford it
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
lisinopril, metoprolol tartrate, metformin, prevastatin, clopidogrel. ranitidine
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
concerned that the diarrhea is voiding my meds and leaving me susceptible to heart/blood issues
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I'm "seeing" a free clinic doctor - closed now. medicare doesn't kick in for 2 more months, no insurance until then. should I be trying to get to an emergency room?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I can't tell that my messages are getting through - any response?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

I'm here

what is causing the strokes?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
hello? I'm shutting down this page at 1130.... ty - they found no contributing factors to either of the strokes
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
can only say it is the combo of weight, diabetes, and HBP
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
ultrasounds found no evidence of clots or blockage
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

did they check for a fib?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
very disappointed that this is a pay-for-aid site. No hint until you're in the site. IDK - what is a fib? I was told that they found no abnormalities . EKG, CAT, and MRI's
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Last time, went to Ft Sanders Hospital in Knoxville, TN - supposed to be a STROKE center.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I was taken there - even though I live less than a block from Methodist Memorial here in Oak Ridge, TN
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
apparently, you see no urgency in what I've told you. I might as well leave.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

A fib is a heart arrhythmia that can cause stroke

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
as I was told, They found no abnormalities
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
my light-headedness - has faded. thankfully this might not have been an emergency. sorry to have bothered you
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

you might want to still get checked