I just got out of the hospital after having a T.I.A. (Under tx. for hight B.P cholesterol for several years.. heart cath 3 yrs.ago shows mild/moderate plaque in coronary arteries, with 2 very slight right coronory artery aneurisms).BP on admisssion was 230/135 with symptoms of significant confusion, loss of balance, difficulty speaking ( not slurred speach…but delayed speach with studder and hesitation) unable to type (the letters were gibberish) unable to write and severe chills that evolved into full body shakes. The symtoms lasted for several hours, all of them resolving throughout the morning except for the issue with my speach.
They initially did a CT Scan which was normal. They also did a carotid echo, heart echo and MRI…all negative. They gave the "probable diagnosis" of TIA, increased my blood pressure,meds and discharged me…to be seen by my regular Dr. next week.
Is it normal to still be having problems with my speech 3 days later?