I recently made an emergency room visit about 2 months ago due to numbness in the left side of my face. During this occurrence I also felt like I may feint but did not have slurred speech, vision impairment, or other symptoms common of a mini-stroke. I had worked 13 hours that day outside in 100 degree weather (as a Field Geologist). I had an EKG, CAT scan, blood work, x-ray done, which revealed any correlation with a mini-stroke. My blood pressure while laying in the hospital bed was 120/68 during the duration of the night. The entire event lasted about 3.5-4 hours. The doctor didn't want to rule out mini-stroke even though I am 25 but interpreted the event as either a panic attack or TIA and recommended me to a neurologist. I am planning to see one after I get insurance in a month. Since then I have lost weight (25 pounds off of 6 foot 2 frame originally 265) and am eating healthier with daily exercise. My question is how to pinpoint the difference between a panic attack and a mini stroke? and what your opinion is on my situation.
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replied December 18th, 2010
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Hi NewtonDig and welcome to ehealth: I am sorry, but not being a physician I cannot pinpoint the difference between a panic attack and a mini stroke....They are very similar in many ways....However, I do want to congratulate you on what you have done in taking off 25 pounds and changing your eating as well as your life style...What you have done is not easy to do...It takes both determination and a tremendous will power to say "I am going to do it" and do it...Kudos to you.....Take care....

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replied November 2nd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. I think those feelings were due to too strenuous workout and hot humid weather. Its unlikely to be stroke i cant see any risk factor in it and cant see any reason to correlate it with stroke. You need not to worry about any thing.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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replied November 21st, 2019
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Yeah you need to stay focus on the health care program you are doing right now you dn't need to worry too much about it..
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