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I am a 56 year old female and I have had high BP since my 20's (runs in the family) and I now have stage 2 hypertension. I take my med's religiously and my doctor has never been able to bring my BP into the normal range, (without med's my BP has been 139 over 239.) I am out of town and on Saturday I was standing talking to my friend and suddenly I felt light headed and in a dream state and thought I was going to faint so I sat down and told my friend, "I am NOT okay" I was very confused and scared. I could'nt find simple words and I did not want to talk at all. I was in a convention so aid came over, took my BP it was 184/132, they called an aid car, took my BP 10 minutes later and it was 199/148. I could not walk normal had aid getting to the stretcher. I heard the paramedic say TIA to her partner and I was not sure what that was. Got to a horrible old hospital, they did an EKG, normal, and blood test were normal and they did the stoke evaluation and the Dr. Was with me for about 5 minutes. They gave me a shot in my IV which brought my BP to near normal. He discharged me with a diagnosis of dizzy and high BP. I felt a bit disoriented for the next few days, and I know it was more than just being dizzy. Could it have been a TIA?
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