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Im getting short lived -5 seconds - dizzy spells, and when

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I'm getting short lived -5 seconds - dizzy spells, and when the spell happens, control of right hand/arm is reduced; several times a day, for the last week or so
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

Do you have any risk factors for stroke like high blood pressure, smoking, etc?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am taking medication for high blood pressure, together with a statin and a blood thinner; my blood pressure is reasonably well controlled

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for this reply Jon

You do have some risk factors. Blood pressure, cholesterol etc

This increases risk of stroke and your symptoms are consistent with a stroke

You need to see a doctor as soon as possible

If you can, I would go to A and E now to get checked. This is very serious.

I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
I noticed that our chat is not complete.

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