I am a mother of two and I had transient ischemic attack last month. Because of financial difficulty I had to go look for work, unfortunately the work that I've got is for night shift from 10 pm to 6 am. I find it very hard to sleep during day time but I'll try my best. My relatives told me that I shouldn't be working that time because it is bad for me and that I would be more prone to another attack. They advise me to just wait and look for another job that is on normal hours. Please advise me on what to do, I've got work tonight, I need an income but at the same time I don't want something bad to happen to me, I don't want to leave my family. Thank you for your time.
Transient ischemic attacks are caused by thrombi that stick in some brain arteries and cause temporary stop of the blood flow. Blood has its own mechanisms (fibrinolytic system) for dissolving the sticked thrombus. Thrombi are usually created on some atherosclerotic plague placed in the carotid arteries. Irregular heart rhythm can also cause creation of thrombi in the left heart chamber that flows up to the brain.
Type of work do not have influence on thrombi creation.
Do you have some heart arrhytmia?
Have you ever made carotid arteriography or carotid doppler examination?
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