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healingtouches, Board Certified MD
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Having been diagnosed with a t I a on 28th sept have

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having been diagnosed with a t I a on 28th sept have continuous pins and needles traveling around my body not happening when I'm in bed is this a normal after effect I'm traveling to Italy this Saturday 8th
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that should read tia
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
apologies my question was for a neurologist or cardiologist
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 1 year ago.

ok I will opt out to leave your question for neurologist or cardiologist

Good luck

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought I had just paid for an urgent response
Expert:  healingtouches replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can understand your concerns as a cardiologist

Expert:  healingtouches replied 1 year ago.

how was the TIA diagnosed?

Expert:  healingtouches replied 1 year ago.

did you have a TEE? (transesophageal echo)

Expert:  healingtouches replied 1 year ago.

The most important thing would be to see what caused the TIA, to rule out a cardiac source, a TEE would be indicated to make sure there is not a small hole in the heart. The symptoms that you are experiencing are not typical of a TIA, since classically symptoms of a TIA last less than 24 hours. You can travel, but I would advise Aspirin 325mg daily until a full cardiac evaluation.

Expert:  healingtouches replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if I can help you with any other questions or concerns.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If not a tia what is the most likely cause ? initially I had weakness on my left side, with facial numbness, left arm had pins & needles.
Also difficulty in movement of left leg
Expert:  healingtouches replied 1 year ago.

has the weakness completely resolved?

If not, you probably have had an actual stroke, not just a TIA.

Initial imaging of the head doesn't always reveal this.

If you are still experiencing symptoms, it's not a cause for alarm, but you need follow up imaging with MRI of the brain, physical therapy and someone who can follow your care to see what caused this in the first place.

Are you connected with a neurologist locally?

Expert:  healingtouches replied 1 year ago.

important imaging would be a TEE as I mentioned above, as well as an ultrasound of your carotid arteries.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had an ultrasound of the carotids - all clear
Should I ask my GP to refer for a TEE
Expert:  healingtouches replied 1 year ago.

absolutely, 2 reasons for a TEE - one is to make sure that you don't have clots in the heart, second is to make sure that you don't have a hole in the heart.

I wish you best of luck.

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Expert:  healingtouches replied 1 year ago.

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