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Suggest treatment for transient ischemic attack

I am 65 yrs. female recently diagnosed with a possible TIA, but with unusual symptoms. Did not have the classic symptoms. That was on May 7. All during last night I had charley horse severe cramps in my left calf. Woke up feeling tingly all over, feeling shaky, severe dry mouth-absolutely no saliva. The whole body tingling and shakiness comes in waves, then goes away. I tingle from my toes to the top of my head. No vision problems, can smile if my mouth is lubricated by drinking water. No pain anywhere. The waves of tingling seem to be accompanied by slight warming sensation. Not a hot flash. I ate some cereal thinking my blood sugar was low. I am up and about now but the tingling and shakiness persist although dry mouth is not so bad. Having a little difficulty typing this from the shaky feeling in my fingers.
Fri, 1 Mar 2019
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Hello,

I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms are not typical of a TIA.

For this reason, I would also recommend checking thyroid hormone levels in order to exclude possible thyroid gland dysfunction and an ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG monitoring in order to exclude possible cardiac arrhythmia.

An EEG is also necessary in order to exclude possible seizures.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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Suggest treatment for transient ischemic attack

Hello, I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms are not typical of a TIA. For this reason, I would also recommend checking thyroid hormone levels in order to exclude possible thyroid gland dysfunction and an ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG monitoring in order to exclude possible cardiac arrhythmia. An EEG is also necessary in order to exclude possible seizures. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist