I went to my neurologist today for a routine checkup and my Dr. heard bruit sounds when listening to my carotid arteries. He has ordered a carotid ultrasound, and an echocardiogram (tomorrow). He wants to see me back next week. This doctor is normally very laid back and today he was very much in a "take charge" mode. I've had 2 TIA's and had a carotid U.S. 2 years ago after one of them and everything was fine. I've also had 2 echocardiograms in the past, but the last one was about 5 yrs ago. I'm a bit concerned. He said it might be heart sounds rather than noise from blocked arteries, but either way, it doesn't sound so good to me. I'm especially worried after all this talk about Lyrica side effects, because I had these 2 TIA's after starting Lyrica, and around the time of starting Lyrica, my Carotid arteries were ok. If anyone knows if these kinds of problems are linked to either Autonomic Neuropathy or the use of Lyrica please respond. THANK YOU in ADVANCE, LL
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