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TIA???

J97
My 28 daughter recently had an episode where she got a tingly feeling in her right leg, arm and right side of her face.  She was unable to move her arm or her leg which lasted for 10/15 minutes.  She also lost the vision in her right eye.  This happened suddenly without warning.  When she was able to move her arm and leg the tingly feeling was still there for about 1 hour then disappeared as well.  She described a feeling like someone putting pressure on the right side of her face and pulling down over.  I thought it might have been a TIA/stroke and I am wondering if she should request to see a neurologist??
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Hi,

Yes please seek consultation with her GP and later on a neurologist. This sounds very much like a stroke. However the possibility of migraine is also there especially if there is a positive family history of migraine. The acuteness of symptoms however points more in the direction of stroke.
There are many risk factors for stroke like high BP, cholesterol, obesity, smoking, alcoholism, and stress. These risk factors if present should be kept under control by regular physical exercise and right diet.
Keep us posted.
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J97
Thank you for your comments.  I have arranged an appointment to see our GP and we will request a referral.  My daughter said she didn't bother arranging to see anyone as she had been told that she was too young for a TIA/stroke.

Thanks again.
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Absolutely--your daughter should see a neurologist ASAP! In fact, if she ever experiences an episode similar to the one described, she should head to the nearest emergency room. If it was a TIA, this is a warning that the next time it could be an actual stroke, in which case she needs to get to the ER within 2 hours of the episode starting in order to prevent permanent damage and allow for the effects of the stroke to be reversed. Please stress this to her, as I've experienced two TIAs and this was the advice given to me by my neurologist. I've actually never seen my neurologist so alive and adamant as he was when he emphasized that a TIA, or any similar experience, was extremely serious and warranted an immediate trip to the ER.

Just to be safe, your daughter may want to begin taking one baby aspirin per day to limit the chances of a recurrence, though I would strongly recommend that she visit a neurologist to obtain a diagnosis of what really happened, first.
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