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It could be TIA. Have you been initiated on Plavix? It improves the blood flow. TIA or transient ischemic attack, which as the name indicates there is a temporary lack of blood flow to a particular part of the brain. This usually recovers, but these people are more prone for strokes. The basis of therapy for TIAs is blood thinners to prevent clotting, controlling high risk factors like diabetes and hypertension and avoiding smoking. So, focus on controlling the high risk factors and taking blood thinners. And consult a cardiologist for the chest pain. Take Care.
Sometimes epileptic activity can cause persisting weakness. Ensure to take your anti epileptic medications regularly and follow up with your doctor. The TIA risk is more so if there is a strong family history, if you are a diabetic or hypertensive and if you smoke. So, whether diagnosed with TIA or not, to be on the safe side focus on controlling the high risk factors and exercise regularly, this promotes blood circulation.
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