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bouts of numbness in left arm

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  • Posted By: iserpico
  • September 21, 2007
  • 01:18 AM

for the past few months I have been having a sudden onset of numbness of my left arm. it is the left arm only ,when it happens I also have decreased motor control, finger dexterity etc. When I speak it doesn't sound clear slightly slurred. These bouts last for a max of five minutes and not every day usually once a week, it almost always happens in the evening, I am perfectly healthy I was told it might be low blood sugar, but this does not sound right. I am very worried.

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  • Symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) develop suddenly and are always temporary. They usually go away within 10 to 20 minutes. TIA symptoms are just like stroke symptoms. They vary depending on which part of the brain is affected. Common symptoms of TIA include: Weakness on one side of your body or an inability to move a part or all of one side of your body, such as your face, arm, and leg.Numbness, tingling, or a feeling of heaviness on one side of your body. Trouble seeing, such as blurring or double vision, dimness, or a sensation that a shade has been pulled down over the eyes.Trouble speaking or finding words.Trouble understanding words.Vertigo, unsteadiness, dizziness, clumsiness, staggering, or fainting. You may have trouble walking. You may also have a drop attack, which is a sudden loss of strength in your legs. It is not always easy to recognize a transient ischemic attack (TIA) because you may think that the symptoms are caused by normal aging or other conditions. But you should treat any symptoms of a TIA as an emergency because you have no way to know whether they are from a stroke or a TIA. Or, some kind of nerve impingement of the shoulder. But the slurred words make me think T.I.A.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • September 21, 2007
    • 08:23 AM
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  • Thank you so much for the info could I really be having these TIA attackes at 39 years of age. DO these attacks cause permanent damage?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 21, 2007
    • 02:09 PM
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