Serious question. My wife 58. Has what she describes as excruciating cold spots in her legs and arms and face. She says like ice water running through her veins at times. Not all the time. Drs have no idea. He had a TIA this year had complete stem to stern checks MRIs cat scans etc.... cardio check ups. She does have hypertension and on meds for that. She was diagnosed with fibromylagia about 20 years ago which is brought on by stress. She only complains of joint pain with that. She has had neurologists, cardio docs check her out and no one knows why. She will lay in the evening with a hot pad on her face due to the cold in her face. When she is buys she is OK but when she stops about every evening it flares up. I think it is fibromylagia. Thoughts? She is not over weight, eats well. does not smoke or drink heavily.
Regarding hypertension, I have that, and knock on wood the only side effect from the meds was being so sleepy. It took some fine tuning to get the right balance.
You know that each stroke kills some brains cells ... right? Even a TIA kills some cells. Not a lot...sort of like pin holes in the brain,
But, just like throwing darts at a board blindfolded...sooner or later you are not going to miss. Sooner or later the continuing TIA are going to damage areas that control essential functions.
I saw this with my Mom. Each episode cost a little bit more...but, also other systems were failing too with the loss of the brain function that controls it.