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Second opinion] I was in the shower a few minutes ago. My right arm went totally limp like a rag doll. I lifted it with my left arm. In less that a minute it seemed fine and is functioning now. I haven't had a lot of food today and I spent about 5 hours in the sun (2 hr 12 -2 and 3 hr 6:30*- 8:30 this evening in tems about 85 degrees. I didn't remember to drink water I'm thinking this may just be a result of the heat .

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

I am very healthy. 77 years old. Sometimes my energy lags just a little.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I did have a slight stroke May 2010. not the bleeding kind. No treatment required. I do not have diabetes or high blood pressure. Not on any medication except anitidepressant sertraline.

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Neurologist: Dr. Greg, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago
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Neurologist: Dr. Greg, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago

I​'m sorry to hear that you suffered from a limp arm today. I'm very concerned that you suffered from a mini stroke (AKA Transient ischemic attack = TIA). This is a problem that can progress to a full stroke if not managed urgently. The fact that you have improved function is a good sign for now. Nevertheless, I would recommend that you visit a local urgent care this weekend to discuss testing and medication adjustments to prevent this from recurring.

Please let me know if I can answer any additional questions for you.

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