Anyone diagnosed with TIA?

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wa5ekh
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   Posted 12/25/2005 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Just curious how many people have been diagnosed with TIAs(ministrokes). How can you tell the difference between TIA and Hypoglycemia (from medication and/or exercise).

wa5ekh
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   Posted 12/26/2005 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
bethuk,
do ypu take medication for Diabetes?

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   Posted 12/28/2005 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
TIA due to hypoglycemia very rarely presents like paralysis of one half of the body(Hemiplegia),and giving glucose intra-venously dramatically reverses the condition and the person becomes normal.TIA's are very common in diabetics because of high cholesterol in the blood leading to athreosclerosis.

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wa5ekh
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   Posted 1/2/2006 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, thanks! I was waiting for this response. Hemiplegia seems to be the traditional symptom of stroke that I remember. But that was actually the point, and I haven't been able to find very many TIA people with this symptom. The Hemiplegia seems to be exclusive to folks displaying the traditional stroke. And most of the TIA people I could find and talk to were frequently Diabetics (type 2 Medicated) and they did not have this traditional stroke symptom. That is why I ask this here. I was also curious whether there was a possibility that the TIA wasn't really a hypoglycemic agent induced side effect. Almost all TIA people I met with so far cannot tell me the difference except the "TIA" event was usually during some physical activity , which also commonly causes severe hypoglycemia in many medicated Diabetics, right?

Is there another more specific marker for TIAs? I know someone will say CT, but I have heard many CT clot diagnosis have relatively low confidence levels, but Doctors are hesitant to contradict each other for legal reasons.

The reason for concern from my family's experience is that the correction for Hypoglycemia is simply ingestion of sugar or carb., but TIAs are treated with longer term precautionary blood thinners (much more dangerous!).

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   Posted 1/3/2006 1:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear wa5ekh,
as the name suggests,TIA's are Transient"ischaemic"attacks,and narrowing of blood vessel lumen is the common cause.Umm,hypoglycemia may present itself occasionally as"TIA-like"situation,but i don't feel that hypoglycemia triggers TIA.
I don't know of any specific marker for TIA,as the attack itself usually appears rather suddenly!Diabetes is usually considered to be a low-grade inflammatory process these days,and a test for "c-reactive protein"is being done.Any sudden increase in the levels of CRP may be helpful,iam not very sure.
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   Posted 1/3/2006 1:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Wa5rekh,
These "ischaemic" strokes may also be triggered by sudden blocking of a blood vessel supplying a specific part of the body,especially any part of the brain.If i may go further,i would say that TIA itself is a "marker" of worse things to follow!Such attacks may need blood thinners under medical supervision.Don't you think that in persons getting TIA's,blood thinners or any drug which can help prevent future problems is worth the risk and may do more good than harm?
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