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I had a minor brain bleed about 3 weeks ago, my headaches

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i had a minor brain bleed about 3 weeks ago, my headaches are about gone, but my left side still hurts a little bit especially the back of my head, now it is starting to hurt in the front right were my caratoid artery is, i also wake up sweating all the time. i think its my caratoid artery.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Haroon Iqbal replied 6 years ago.
Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Hello and welcome to justanswer!

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Do you have hypertension?

Customer:

yes i have been on meds for about a year

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

hand or limb weakness?

Customer:

on and off

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

What were the meds?

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Have you been using aspirin?

Customer:

metroprol 1/2 tab every 12 hrs

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Do you feel tingling , weakness in you limbs?

Customer:

no aspirin

Customer:

no

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

MRI has been done?

Customer:

yes and angiogram of the brain

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

what are the symptoms right now apart from headache?

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Nausea or vomiting?

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Is your BP under control?

Customer:

wake up sweating, heart palpatations, bp under control some lightheadness

Customer:

at times i feel a little weak when i walk

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Ok and i think you should review your medication also because metoprolol has the potential to increase the blood lipids and also you should see your physician urgently , because you need clinical assessment and physical exam.

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Please do blood work for blood lipids like cholesterol, clotting status , like platelt count , PT and APTT etc.

Customer:

what do i tell them i saw them on monday they gave me adavant. and said i had anxiety, i also have low iron

Customer:

is that included in a cbc

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

And possibly a fresh MRI or angiogram to see if you are under risk .

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

NO

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

CBC is different.

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Do you have chest tightness, wet palms and breathlessness during the spell?

Customer:

during wish spell

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

But if you are developing weakness of the limbs you should be assessed .

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Spell of sweating and palpitations etc.

Customer:

no

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Otherwise , your symptoms are hardly consistent with a hemorrhage .

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

normally pressure on brain causes slow heart rate.

Customer:

why does it feel like my caratoid artery hurt

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Near your neck?

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

because the pair of carotids enter skull on either sides of the neck.

Customer:

yes goes up to me ear, my temple. will it take a long time before i heal from the brain bleed

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Possibly because you might be oversensitive about carotids , a kind of PTSD.

Customer:

the funny part is that the brain bleed was on the right not the left and the right side is fine.

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

If you are feeling such symptoms now , you can go to ER to check out your BP and general physical exam.

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Is it possible that you have fear about the right side?

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

because left was already affected.

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

If your mind is clear , and there is no limb numbness, weakness, nausea then it might be only anxiety, unless proven otherwise.

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Are you occupied most of the time about your carotids?

Customer:

no just now only because thats where i have the pain the most most times

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

pulsating pain?

Customer:

what do you mean by pulsating

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

i mean rhythmic pain like an artery is pulsating.

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Like pulse.

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

or heart beat.

Customer:

like there all the time. like a heartbeat and pulsating

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Ok , possible risk might be of an aneurysm and if you can discuss with your physician , an MRA ( arteriogram ) should be done to investigate the aneurysm .

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Such aneurysm may have a feeling as if there is pulsation and it can burst any time if present.

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

I think sincerely ***** ***** should be investigated.

Customer:

ok i will call my dr tomorrow its not that easy to get them to listen.

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Ok and good luck.

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

Take care.

Customer:

thanks

Dr. Haroon Iqbal :

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