My Husband Has Had 6 Tga Episodes

My husband is 64 years old and a Viet Nam Vet. He had his first TGA episode in 1994 at the age of 47. He had been at work and somehow drove home although it took him around 4 hours for a normal 30 minute drive. He was very disoriented and kept asking the same questions over and over again. I took him to the hospital where they did several tests over a week poriod and diagnosed him with a TIA. The episode lasted about 12 hours. He has never recouped the memory for those 12 hours.
The 2nd episode was in 1999. This one lasted about 5 hours and after multiple tests at the hospital was diangosed with TGA. He was prescribed Paxil, which he took for about 11 years and then went off of it.
The 3rd episode happened in August of 2012 and lasted only about 30 minutes to an hour. This time the tests showed evidence of a stroke.
He was started on Crestor even though his cholesterol is perfect.
4th episode, September 2012 while we were in Italy and lasted about 45 minutes.
5th episode, November 2012 while at work and lasted about 30 minutes.
6th episode, December 2012 while at home and lasted about 30 minutes.

Has anyone had this many episodes? His are getting closer and closer together and I am very concerned.
We have read that many Viet Nam Vets have this possibly from PTSD and/or exposure to Agent Orange.
We have also read that people on Crestor, which he has now stoped taking, have TGA episodes.

I would appreciate any insight anyone has.

Thanks
Cindy
ckcanino ckcanino
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1 Response Jan 13, 2013

I have had 9 in the last 10 years. I don't get to fussed about them.