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Why Am I Loosing Control On My Legs?

I had a heart attack in 2007 and have felt well since and on the usual medicines. Last week I lost the control in my right leg and it recovered . Two days later I lost control in both legs and fainted. I am awaiting blood tests and have had my blood pressure tested. The latter was excellent. Please comment.
Mon, 8 May 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Dear patient the history that you give here points to a classic embolic stroke known as TIA.
YOU should go to the ER immediately and tell them to get you an MRI/CT head. Mri will be better but if it takes time a ct will also point to a tia.

Excellent Blood pressure may rule out a haemorrhagic stroke but it does not rule out the possibility of an embolic stroke which is common in patients with a history of a previous heart attack.

I suggest you review the medications with your doctor and consider adding clopidpgrel 300mg with the aspirin you probably are taking.
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Why Am I Loosing Control On My Legs?

Dear patient the history that you give here points to a classic embolic stroke known as TIA. YOU should go to the ER immediately and tell them to get you an MRI/CT head. Mri will be better but if it takes time a ct will also point to a tia. Excellent Blood pressure may rule out a haemorrhagic stroke but it does not rule out the possibility of an embolic stroke which is common in patients with a history of a previous heart attack. I suggest you review the medications with your doctor and consider adding clopidpgrel 300mg with the aspirin you probably are taking.