Transient ischemic attack

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What is transient ischemic attack?

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is where a patient experiences stroke like symptoms for a short period of time, usually under 24 hours. It is usually caused by some kind of temporary disturbance of blood supply to some area of the brain and it can be considered a warning sign of a true stroke.

Common symptoms reported by people with transient ischemic attack

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with transient ischemic attack

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Aggrenox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

Data from patients with transient ischemic attack, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with transient ischemic attack

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Aggrenox)
Perceived effectiveness
for transient ischemic attack (6 evaluations)
Side effects
lightheadedness
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anger nausea 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation grogginess in morning
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for transient ischemic attack (2 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constant brain fog drowsy in a.m.
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with transient ischemic attack, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has transient ischemic attack on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 23
40s 63
50s 129
60s 97
70+ 42
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 18
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 56
50-59 years 42
60-69 years 12
70+ years 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 84
Female 275

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 199
Not Diagnosed 15

These charts show data from TIA patients who have completed their condition history
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