While we cannot give medical advice or a diagnosis on this board, here is some information on the warning signs of stroke that you might find helpful. I suggest you make an appointment to see your doctor for a physical to rule out the possibility of a future stroke or other medical condition.
This article lists numbness or tingling in your limbs as a common impairment after suffering a stroke. You ability to get better after a stroke depends on a number of factors, and you might ask your doctor if there are any estimates of how long you can expect numbness to last.
I would make a pros and cons list for each (as you seem to be doing in regards to proximity to your daughter and ranking). In the end, only you can determine which hospital is best for you in terms of care and overall experience.View Thread
First of all, I think that it is a great idea to look into going to a teaching hospital or other source to find out why you are having these TIA's, as then you can create a proper plan to stop them from happening and reduce your risk of having a full blown stroke. Here are some prevention tips that you might find helpful, including treatment options that may be available to you as well as lifestyle and dietary changes you might consider making. Also, here are some organizations that may be able to provide you with more information and support.
The only way to be sure if you had or are having a mini stroke is to be examined by a doctor. Unfortunately we cannot diagnose anyone here on the board. If what you think you are experiencing is a mini stroke, I strongly urge you to call and schedule an appointment with your doctor. While they don't cause permanent brain damage, mini strokes are important signs that you cannot ignore . Is there someone who can go with you to the doctor and would limit your chances of having a panic attack? Please let us know how you are doing.
From this WebMD article : "A TIA happens when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked or reduced, often by a blood clot. After a short time, blood flows again and the symptoms go away. With a stroke, the blood flow stays blocked, and the brain has permanent damage."
Here is a paper from the AJMC in case you want to read further on the subject.
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