Sullen v.5



man I'm stupid. more serious than I thought.

Monday, April 25, 2005

After writing that post, I just realized.. "you know, this might be more serious than I thought.. didn't I just research this?... symptoms of a stroke aren't just like 'whew glad that passed'.. it's more like.. a warning sign.." Sure enough, obviously, I may very-well have experienced a TIA (transient ischemic stroke) ... where people go through the symptoms but recover within 24 hours with no problems.. but they're typically regarded as a warning sign to a serious stroke. I definitely need to look more into this.

sigh. Maybe I'm exaggerating this.. but looking more into it..


During a stroke, parts of your brain are not receiving enough oxygen, and this can produce a number of warning signs. These symptoms include:

a sudden change in vision, particularly if it occurs in one eye (CHECK)
sudden numbness or weakness in your leg, arm, or face, especially if it occurs on only one side (CHECK)
a sudden, severe headache that has no known cause (lately I've been having many headaches, but they've passed over the past couple of days..)
a sudden change in your ability to speak or understand speech (No..?)
difficulty standing, unsteadiness, or unexplained dizziness (yes)
Nausea, vomiting, or drowsiness (yes)
It is extremely important that you call a doctor or emergency services (911) immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. Treatments provided within the first three hours of symptoms may help prevent brain damage. If these same symptoms occur just briefly, and then stop, it is still very important to seek help. These brief symptoms may be TIAs (Transient Ischemic Attacks) or "mini-strokes" and may be a sign of a serious problem.