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My mother is 84 and has had 2 TIA's in the last year and

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My mother is 84 and has had 2 TIA's in the last year and also has a brain tumour which has not affected her in any way as far as we know. Today she suddenly felt odd and took her blood pressure which was 158/95. it is usually more like 114/72. She has a pain at the back of the crown of her head which she says is not unusual and her head feels odd. She is feeling a bit nauseous and is a bit unsteady on her feet. Mentally totally normal. I wanted to bring her back to my house but she has insisted on staying in her own house just 2 miles away. I have left her quietly in her bed and she has a phone beside her and her emergency wrist bracelet. I will check up on her intermittently, but is there anything more I should be doing? Our GP surgery is not open.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is otherwise very well for her age, and very active

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Given her history, elevated BP and symptoms I would take her to Emergency.

If she does not want to do this then I would not leave her alone at home....even with the phone and bracelet it would be best if someone were there with her.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you - I will go back to her now, and take my computer in case I have further questions. are there further costs to continue this conversation?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you vary much for your advice so far

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