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Episode of tingling and feeling warm all of a sudden, loss of hearing, dizziness and difficulty in walking. Is this TIA?

Hi, I am a 35 yo woman. I smoke and drink occassionaly. Over the past weekend I experienced an episode which came on as quickly as it stayed. The entire thing lasted merely minutes (5 ish). I was relaxing on my cousins deck and telling a story. All of a sudden I started to get really warm and tingly all over. I instantly lost all coloring and went pale and started excessively sweating. I could not articulate my words right and has a loss of hearing . I was slighlty dizzy but weak when I tried to walk. It hit me fast and hard and was gone withing 5 mins. I did make an appointment with my primary care giver in 2 days. From what I can find online, it sounds like a TIA. Any other suggestions as to what it could be? Thank you,
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Yes, the probability of TIA is there in you.

It is advisable to get a plain CT scan of the brain done to rule out any underlying pathology. Get an Electrocardiogram as well.

If it is a onetime occurrence, you may neglect it. If it recurs, please get it evaluated in depth.

Wish you good health.

Answered: Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Ram Choudhary's  Response
Hi Niccikat,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
It may be a TIA if you have a strong history of heart disease and TIAs in the family.
But if not it would be more likely a Syncope episode.
Recall the finer details if you were lying/sitting and then sharply stood up or walked and suddenly had the episode then I am pretty sure you had an Syncope only.
Otherwise both possibilities have equal chances.
If you have any further query please put-up an follow up query.
Wish you a great health!
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