Happy New Year Folks.
Hi guy’s, i have been looking on here since the 15th of Dec to see what it’s all about. I had a Stroke at 19 which when i was 21 they at last found out i had Anti-thrombin 3 deficiency. For this i take warfarin which is used to help my blood from clotting. It has twice let me down leading to me having a TIA in 2007 and 2009. After landing in Majorca in August having a peaceful holiday on my own, the left of my face went numb from the top of my ear to the middle of my chin. Half of my tongue included, very weird but assumed it would be down to my blood condition. After landing back in the UK, Doctors appt already booked he refferred me straight to the hospital for another MRI as the last one was 2007. I went to the neuro specialist on the 15th who tested my reflexes, looked in my eyes and sent me for blood tests. I am having a neck MRI and an electrical activity test done later this month as there are a few white spots in my CNS which were not present in 2007. I guess i’m confused as i have always put any symptoms down to my right sided weakness and SAD during the winter months. A Lumbar puncture will be looked into if my results are not conclusive from these other tests but have been told i would have to come off my Warfarin at which point i freaked out as i know all to well the consequences. I guess i’m wondering if anyone on here has been diagnosed without the Lumbar Puncture. Sorry to babble but i feel like my head is in the washing machine at the moment.