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Symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   do i have migrainor do i have TIAs? i am 42 yr lady, when i was 28 i had my 1st attack, slurred speach severe headache numness down left side and loss vission, it passed since then i have had 6 or 7 attacks the last one yesterday, this time my BP was 154/104 but only 2 episodes have i had headaches, the 1st symptom always is left eye vision disturbance it really annoys me, i put my head under blanket each time, my left side hands, nose mouth face goes numb, i dun all tests 7 yrs ago and they said it normal and i have complicated migrain , when i feel my vission goin i quickly take asprin, for your kind reply.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   please let me read your query
Doctor :   Do you have vomiting or nausea?
User :   yesterday i had nausia
Doctor :   ok
User :   and my body felt really hot
User :   but normal temp
Doctor :   did you take prophylaxis for migraine
User :   no
User :   i av neva taken anythin eva
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   your symptoms can be due to migraine
Doctor :   did you take scan of head before?
User :   no
User :   what about my BP
Doctor :   yes it is slightly higher
Doctor :   it cannot be usually the rweason
Doctor :   reason
User :   i am thalasemia
Doctor :   since very high bp like 200/;120 etc can cause bleed in brain
User :   and anemic
Doctor :   and can cause paralysis or tia
Doctor :   ok what is your hb count?
Doctor :   your earlier attacks are tia
Doctor :   a TIA resolves within 24 hours, but most TIA symptoms resolve within a few minutes.
Doctor :   TIAs are often warning signs of a future stroke. The risk of a stroke increases dramatically in the days and weeks after a transient ischemic attack, and the TIA may offer an opportunity to find a cause and prevent the permanent neurologic damage that results because of a stroke.
Doctor :   so do get an physical examination with out fail
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