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AM_BD
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   Posted 1/24/2006 2:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear All:

Yesterday morning I had a terrible experience. From around 10 AM I started feeling a bit dizzy, but nothing significant. Consequently, I did some exercise for 30 mins. and then as I returned home I started feeling quite dizzy. It was not that I lost my balance or lacked co-ordination of any sort, but it was quite strange. I felt a little sensation on my right arm and leg also, but I am not sure whether they were significant enough or not. Anyway, I became quite panicked at that time and started praying. As I finished praying, I felt a lot better and the dizziness was gone.

The symtoms were not like that of a TIA - which I had earlier, but I could feel that my neck was quite stiff. In fact, massaging the neck helped subside the dizziness.

I have a bit of a low pressure with the systolic pressure being continuosly under 65.

Also, twice last week I suddenly felt dizzy as I was running up a long fleet of stairs.

Any possible suggestions from anybody?

Regards,

AM_BD

Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/24/2006 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Call your doctor and see what he/she has to say about this. Sending some prayers your way.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


"Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change."


Warren
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   Posted 1/24/2006 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Im in line right behind Jeannie and agreeing 200%.  Call a doctor.  Those are scarey symptoms at the very least.  Hope he simply tells you there's nothing there to be concerned about.

scool Warren
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. - James Gordon, M.D.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Dennison Prentice


AM_BD
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   Posted 1/25/2006 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear:

The doctor simply told that these are normal reactions to statins and aspirin which I take regularly in the night. Can the side-effects arise so late i.e. after 12 hours of medicine intake? I haven't had any problems since? I think that it was a anxiety/panic attack.

Regards,

AM_BD

Johnny JR
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   Posted 1/25/2006 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
nono  
Hi
 Five years ago I kept feeling dizzy I kept going to my Doctor and I was told I had nothing to worry about I kept going to him in the end he told me it was in my mind and also told my wife who was with me then my wife had doubts  I was put on antidepressant's but I was still feeling unwell in the end I was sent for a scan they found both main  arteries in my neck to the brain were getting blocked right side 98% and left side 70% I was then given an operation on the right side which they unblocked left the other side because that dropped down to under 50% after the first operation. But now 4 years after that operation my left side is completely blocked they cant do anything about that but with the one that was repaired that is OK I only hope that it keeps working I did not know that when I was feeling dizzy that I was having TIA'S I was told this after I had my operation and that operation decreases the chance of having stroke's.I am now on Statin's plus Plavix. to thine my blood.So always double check with your Doctor or get a second opinion.That operation as saved my life.
                                           Regards John.

Warren
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   Posted 1/25/2006 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Johnny Jr.

Welcome to the forum and WOW!!  There is an important lesson here.  That is, if you know somethings not right with your body, be persistant and seek a second or sometimes a 3rd opinion. You are living proof of how important this is.

scool Warren
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. - James Gordon, M.D.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Dennison Prentice


AM_BD
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   Posted 1/26/2006 12:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear johhny,

Was the dizziness constant or did they only happen sometimes (at a particular time)? Did you have any other symptoms, as weakness, numbness?

Also, how did the blockage of your left artery increase over the years (high cholesterol)?

Regards,

AM_BD

Johnny JR
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   Posted 1/26/2006 3:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
The dizzy spells were over about a 2year period and yes I had numbness in my leg's they felt hollow i was about 53 when it started i dont smoke i knew my Cholesterol was a bit high so did the Doctor but no alarm bell's ringing i have now been told that if there was a blockage of say 99% in my left side they would have operated but because it is completely blocked they cannot operate and the brain as died were that was fed by that artery but they tell me it's safe with just one main artery working that I have to believe and keep living as normal i have my wife and children to think of.I have also been told that i cant have a stroke on my left side that made me feel a little bit better that make's me lucky does it?.
John.

Johnny JR
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   Posted 1/26/2006 3:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Again
The operation i had was an Carotid-Endarterectomy.And the dizzy spell's were when i got up from sitting and when i looked up at anything like drawing the curtain's. And they lasted just seconds
John.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/26/2006 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
When I visit my doctor she always listens to my carotid pulse. She's very thorough that way so maybe you could ask your doc to do that?
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


"Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change."


AM_BD
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   Posted 1/30/2006 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Jeannie & John,

Thanks for yuor replies. I recently undertook the carotid tests and the doctors did find a blockage - but it is quite insignificant, at around 20-30%. I had the TIA becasue my blood glucose was so high (>500) at that time. Since then I haven't had any problems. Since then, the doctor has put me on a low fat diet, which is really the same as before - hence no uncomfortable changes. Also, I have started out working at a Gym and feel well. The dizziness was entirely due to the medication as I tried a day without them and felt absolutely fine!

Hoping towards a full,happy life!

Regards,

AM_BD

Johnny JR
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   Posted 1/31/2006 4:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
Glad your test was OK. Did not meen to scare you but your test was a great result hope thing's keep going your way.
John.

AM_BD
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   Posted 2/1/2006 4:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks John. Your suggestions were much appreciated.

wa5ekh
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   Posted 2/4/2006 2:39 AM (GMT -7)   
My mother was diagnosed wwith TIA for dizziness while she was on a oral diabetes control med. The doc prescibed oral blood thinner for this about 10 years ago and kept her on it ever since. I think this is crazy myself. Still don't see how they can accurately call them TIAs based only on temp. loss of control while on daibetic oral meds. there was no permanent loss of ability. sad
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