Mark's mini-stroke story

Mark's mini-stroke story

In 2011, Mark (28) had a TIA after he was hit by a car whilst walking home from work. Paramedics took Mark to hospital where he was kept in A&E overnight. It was here the doctor first mentioned the term stroke. Mark had a second TIA five days later. He recognised the symptoms and went back to the hospital, where he was assessed and treated. Mark has since gone on to make a full recovery, and urges others to seek medical help immediately if they show symptoms of stroke.

Stroke Association ‘Not just a funny turn’ campaign tells the stories of people affected by mini-stroke and highlights the action you can take to recognise the symptoms and prevent a full stroke.

Find out more at –

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.


  1. Bubblez R Us on January 31, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    I had one a couple weeks…I was about to fall asleep my head went numb my body went numb tingling and couldn’t open my eyes or speak

  2. Mia O on January 31, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Just been put on blood thinners and being referred to the stroke clinic,had a funny turn last week where my right eye went blurry and right side of my body didn’t feel like mine then I got a pain left side of my head (like my skull was splitting) then my speech was slurred and then I was so drained I had a 10 minute nap

  3. Ron J. on January 31, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Wish I saw this a week ago .. I had dozens of TIA events and then the big one nailed me. I am having to relearn walking. My left leg refuses to comply but slowly I will be back to normal.
    Day 7 in the hospital .. recovering at a nice pace . My left hand is now working. Woke up with 0 sensation in my hand and could not stand up. Eventually called the and was put on blood thinners 2 CT SCANS AND 1 MRI.

  4. BERETTA on January 31, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    my granma had a mmini stroke is she now anyone anwser

  5. Not u on January 31, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Hello, My name is jayson I just had a TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK AKA A MINI STROKE. I want to thank all of you for sharing your stories I denied admittance to the hospital after my stroke and I would not recommend it. I have a question my apt use to be a meth lab landlord didn’t tell me and there is a open source of mercury chemical visible in bottom of the toilet. I know now that TIA is a side effect of mercury poisoning. I am about to open my landlords property speak with lawyer and others today

  6. Osprexx on January 31, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    My young wife had a TIA two weeks ago. She is recovering, using a walker. Her memory, spelling, things like this all seem fine. Her personality seems (childlike) at times. Will she recover from this?

  7. Elle The Bat on January 31, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Gosh just like my story I’m possibly having mini strokes !!

  8. sootylum on January 31, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Suffered from a TIA on Sunday 16th scared the life out of me. Thankfully no change in limb use. Still anxious and worried it will happen again but GP says that’s just part of the  three stages of grief. Hope your ok now.

  9. Erin Averyt on January 31, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    did your face tingly before you had your mini stroke

  10. Emily Ustick on January 31, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    I remember when Frankie Muniz had one in 2012 and 2013. He also had some amnesia after that too

  11. Super Jihan on January 31, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    My dad had a TIE stroke this morning and there was no medical care because of corona and because we’re in Syria
    We’re totally fucked up here and it just sucks the life out of me …
    I got a visa to continue studying in Germany I’m only 19 years old and I want to build a future but I can’t leave my dad and I can’t stay here in Syria ..
    It’s just me and my mom now and I can’t leave her alone …
    No doctors and no medicine
    I just want things to change here .. I want my family to be treated like humans ..
    Not like pets who can be replaced
    I know a comment here won’t help
    So I just hope for the best

  12. Chris Mullan on January 31, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    i had a small stroke few weeks ago, very scary. hope your ok now.

  13. Annavita Soto on January 31, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Sounds scary

  14. telecasterbear on January 31, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    I had my first TIA when i was in the 7th grade. It began with losing vision in the left eye. Then the left arm went numb. Then I would get cold. Then I would vomit. Comprehension or reading were not possible. I would go to the school nurse, my father would come to the school and take me home, then he would go back to work. I would be left alone at home. Symptoms would ease up hours later, then the severe headache would last for another twenty four hours. I had several through middle and high school. I had several more years later. The last one was at age 27. I am 56 now and gladly havent had any in a long time. No one thought to take me to a hospital because I couldnt tell them anything, and they just "sick". I never knew about mercury exposing association with tia until i read a comment in this video. After an old thermometer broke, my dad collected the mercury and i kept it and played with it for days or weeks. I was about 8 or 9 years old at the time.

  15. alison Marie on January 31, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Had a TIA a week ago. Still not feeling great. Lots of anxiety since then as well

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