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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I was at work talking to a couple of peers and all of a sudden my brain seemed to go into slow motion. Almost like satellite TV screen when theres a storm - things were that cut was over in less tha5 seconds ..I am 52 and in pretty good health. I take lipitor for high cholesterol (genetics) , work out 5 days a week, good diet. what could this be?
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi there
Doctor :   may i know your gender please ?
User :   Female
Doctor :   and is this the first time this has happened ?
Doctor :   anyother medical condition you have ?
User :   Yes - several days before I was getting dizzy. I have a pretty stressful job but I happend to be home cleaning my daughters room when I was getting light headed
User :   nope - I have no other medical conditions
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you be more elaborate in your symptoms ?
User :   Other than lipitor I take a multi, omega 3 and coq10 daily
Doctor :   any visual changes ?
User :   just had light headed a few days checked my blood pressure, it seemed to be ok. I don't know how else to explain it. It's like everything was breaking pieces...slow motion.
User :   that was the visual - just like satellite TV during a storm
Doctor :   and is your cholesterol under control ?
User :   I have been getting more frequent headaches but they are tension headaches usually. Yes cholesterol is under control.
Doctor :   ok well the next step for you is to get a CT and MRI done..
Doctor :   from the history you have given me
Doctor :   it can be a minor stroke
User :   ok - thanks. I will make an appt with my doctor.
Doctor :   so its important to get these tests done
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care'
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