2 weeks ago I suddenly felt a strange out-of-body experience, then 5 sec. numbness in my left hand & foot only. The numbness then changed to tingling in those 2 extremities. I then began feeling very anxious. Once at work, an ambulance rushed me to the hospital where I spent 2-1/2 days. I was originally diagnosed with having had a TIA, but then when explaining my episode to one of the residents, the exact symptoms returned on a lesser scale. I did have an EKG, as well as ultrasounds of my carotid artery and echo-cardiogram.
I was then given a tentative diagnosis of having had an anxiety attack. I've since seen my primary care physician who prescribed Lexapro. The 1st time I took 1/2 a tablet (to gradually move up to 1 tablet), my heart began fluttering and I ceased taking it. I was told to wait 2 wks. and then try it again.
In the meantime, I'm now experiencing a wave of weakness a couple of times per day and have also experienced a slight tingling in my foot (usually left). Does this diagnosis seem to fit? I have 2 extremely stressful jobs--teacher and ministry head--and have been under a great deal of pressure lately. I was wondering if this could be the cause of something. View Thread