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Question: paralyzed fingers
|DLeventhal - Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:10 am||
I am al healthy 35 yo female, on no medications. Earlier today I experienced strange symptoms which included a paralysis of my left pinkie and ring finger, some dizziness, and blurred eyesight. It only lasted for about a minute, but it worries me. What could cause these symptoms? I've never experienced anything like it before.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:21 pm||
There are a few possibilities including a variation of a migraine, seizure, or, most concerning, a transient ischemic attack (TIA)
A TIA is essentially like getting chest pain before having a heart attack. TIA's can be early warnings of an impending stroke. The symptoms are similar to a stroke but clear up very quickly.
I would advise you to see your doctor for a full evaluation to see if any work up should be done regarding TIA's. Given that you are healthy and young, a TIA is less likely but due to its seriousness it should be evaluated for.
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