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My doctor has told me I have had a TIA

My doctor has told me I have had a TIA. Just what is it anyways?
My doctor has told me that it is like a mini stroke that distroys some brain cells in a small scale compared to a full stroke. If I had a kind of stroke do I expect more. And why can't it be detected by the same test as a stroke? Finaly what do I do or not do to make things better. I have had cronic head aches for as long as i can remember. I don't have the ussal heard of symtoms like lose of felling or paralist on my left side. I am 52 years old. around 20 pounds over my ideal wight. No hystroy of heart disease
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) The keep word here is "Transient" when it comes to being all but imposable to detect on a C scan or a MRI. The attacks "hit and run" making it Very hard to find with a imaging test. What you discribe sounds so close to what I went trew its all most scary. Please email me to the tempory Email box I set up. I can get you in conntact with a MD that is my brother in law who can explain this far better then I can and can answer any questions you will have.
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