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  • Posted By: nikki1207
  • May 21, 2010
  • 08:49 PM

Hi there all,

I'm looking for some help. Two months ago I was in the super market and I started to feel dizzy, I went to pick up a bottle of juice and dropped it straight away. My right hand started to go numb, so I thought maybe it was too hot in there, or the lights were too bright or something so I waited outside. My friend the took me home and my hand started to go more numb and eventually I couldn't even feel it in my pocket or type a text with it. By the time we got home (approx. 5mins later) I became very confused when trying to write something and things got progressively worse. I couldn't write, read or speak properly. My symptoms lasted around 20 mins.

I went to the hospital that night, and the Dr. diagnosed me with a TIA. Here are some of my stats:

21 yr old female
Heart rate (bpm): 64
Blood pressure: 110/72
Cholesterol/Glucose levels normal
Blood count normal

I've had the following tests:

Echo Bubble test
Arteries in neck scanned

The hospital have now released me from their care. I feel this is very unsatisfactory as I still have no answers as to why I had a TIA. One doctor went as far to say I could have imagined the symptoms. In my opinion, this is impossible.

I'm seeing my GP on Monday and am going to push for the following tests:

Blood clotting tests

Is there any other tests I should ask for? What other options should be explored?

I'd be very grateful for any help.

Kind Regards

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  • The hospital have now released me from their care. I feel this is very unsatisfactory as I still have no answers as to why I had a TIA. Seeing a TIA is suspected i'd suggest asking for "thrombophilia genetypes" testing to be done. This tests for common genetic stuff in which can cause blood to over clot at times. Such testing picked up that i have a MTHFR polymorphism but also tests for things such as Factor V and Prothrombin gene mutations. Well over 10% of people have one of these defects.
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