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A 30-year-old female asked:

reacurring episodes of extreme weakness and numbness in face. normal blood work. could be tia? have low bp but high cholesterol. am only 30.

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Dr. Clemens Schirmer
Interventional Radiology 19 years experience
Not a classic TIA: Given your age a classic TIA is less likely but there are other conditions that could affect your vessels that could cause this. I would strongly recommend that you should see your doctor to evaluate this further. Start collecting some information about the circumstances of each episode (e.g. Eating, sleeping, after workout, morning etc. 0.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
A FEW COMMENTS: Although unlikely this represents a TIA in view of your age, might consider following causes: a migraine aura or equivalent, seizure activity, hypoglycemic attacks, cardiac arrhythmias, possible shifts in electrolytes especially potassium. Might also want to check thyroid and homocysteine levels. Good luck, hope you uncover etiology and get this fixed.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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