I have just been sent home after a suspected TIA so here is my story....
I have been experiencing pins and needles down my left arm, my left leg and the left side of my lips.
The pins and needles would come and go every couple of hours and lasted 30mins or so. My leg would be numb but I could still drive safely. I haven't felt dizzy or anything more.
I phoned the doctor who said "get down to A&E asap!"
I went to hospital and they admitted me. I have had every test ....CT scan, ultrasound on my neck arteries, MRI scan of my head, various blood tests etc etc. I was there for three days. I understand exactly why I was there because there was a possibility that I was having a mini stroke. I did have a sudden increase of the pins and needles and felt as though I was going to pass out when the doctor inserted a canular into my arm! Not sure if this was "shock" or a genuine mini stroke.
I am out of hospital now and they have put me on five daily tablets (this was the first time in my life that I have been admitted into hospital and I am 66 years old so I do count myself lucky)
The tablets are statins, soluble aspirin, blood pressure, etc etc.
I do have high blood pressure and this maybe a factor and I do like a glass of wine or three.
I am not convinced I have had any sort of mini stroke or TIA as my symptoms are not slurred speach, drooping face, etc. TIA symptoms are more like a stroke which then gets better as the interrupted blood supply to the brain returns.
I am writing this post to see if anyone else has had a similar experience to me and what was their outcome.
I think something is interfering with my Ulna nerve and the nerves that go to my left leg.
Huge thanks to everyone who reads this.