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    Is transverse myelitis a cause for sudden dizziness and leg buckling?

had an episode of dizziness with leg buckling today,lasting about one minute. made it to a chair before falling into it. Have transverse myelitis for 26 years,had 3 ischemic strokes 7 years ago,16 DVT s and 2 PE s 26 years ago also,history of seizures past b5 years
Wed, 31 Jan 2018
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Hello!

My name is Dr. Aida and I am glad to attend you on Healthcaremagic!

Your symptoms could be related to possible seizures or blood pressure fluctuations. A TIA can not be excluded either, considering your past medical history for stroke.
Coming to this point, I would recommend going to the ER for a physical exam and some tests:

- a brain CT scan or MRI
- an EEG
- complete blood count
- a resting ECG
- blood electrolytes
- fasting glucose
- kidney and liver function tests.
Meanwhile, it is necessary to closely monitor your blood pressure and heart rate values.
Hope you will find this answer helpful!
Kind regards!
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