Posted by: Sean | 2005/06/29



I have blood pressure of about 140/90 and am on Norvasc 10 mg for the last 6 months.

Since then I have on three occassions felt very light headed for a period of about a weak. During this time I feel a bit numb accross by ears / nose area. My head feels warm. (I have been diagnosed with sinus problems previously, but am not suffering from runny nose etc)

I feel disoriented, almost like a flu - without the blocked nose. I am not suffering from any headache, but feel disoriented in my head.

The first attack happened in March, The second in May and the third time is now (aprox 2 months gap and then 1 month gap) There were absolutley no symptoms during the gap months.

I know it sounds hypercondriac etc, but I did ask my doctor about Strokes / Brain Tumours / Anurisms. He stated that he is fairly sure that it is none of the above.

I am 49 years old and weigh about 100 kg. I do not smoke.

Do you think there is any chance of any of the above, or any other reasons

Much appreciated


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Sean, I doubt that it is due to a stroke, brain tumour or an aneurysm. It might be that you just had an episode of low blood pressure or low blood sugar. The best would be to have your blood pressure and blood sugar checked immediately when it happens again. IF your blood pressure and sugar OK, the best would be to see a specialist physician to make sure that there isn’t something sinister underlying the whole thing. Good luck.

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