• 7 months ago

    Is it a TIA or a possible nerve inflammation

    I went to ER after I felt tingling/ numbness on the entire left half of my face. I was discharged later that night with having a "Transient ischemic attack". A CT scan and MRI were taken and reports according to the doctors were normal. They have now started me on daily aspirin. I have had 4 episodes of transient pain with tingling and numbness within the last 3-4 days.

    My questions are that: 1. If it is a mini stroke, why are my CT scan and MRI normal, shouldn't they have found something on the scans? Also I am getting recurrent episodes everyday. If the problem was this severe, shouldn't they have caught something on the scans?

    This is why I am thinking it may be a nerve inflammation. The nerves that supply the face.

    Any thoughts or ideas of what I should do next? Should I consult a neurologist?


  • 6 months ago

    RE: Is it a TIA or a possible nerve inflammation

    I too have suffered from several episodes like you have described, and they still don't know what seems to be causing them. They did find damage of my first stroke back in 2012, but since then all scans have been normal. I would consult a neurologist, that is what I did and he found neuropathy on my left side due to my diabetes.