Patient Comments: Stroke - Symptoms

For stroke, what were the symptoms and signs you experienced?

Comment from: Goober, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 22

Weeks before my stroke, I experienced waves of nausea. When I would lie in bed at night, the right side of my throat felt like pressure was being applied to it. I also had many, many PVCs two months before my stroke and one month after. My jaw felt sore. My personality changed. I was snapping at people and saying things that were out of character.

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Published: June 25

I was sitting at my computer when my left arm and leg went numb, beyond the feeling you have when your arm or leg falls asleep. I thought it would pass, so I went over to my couch to see if it would. It did not. I managed to go downstairs in my apartment building, and someone told me go to the ER. I called my doctor, and the nurse told me to go to the ER. This was after a couple of hours. I was treated in the ER, and admitted overnight, and discharged the next evening, because I regained use of my leg and arm. I do not recommend anyone be as stupid as I was, I should have gone to the ER right then.

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Comment from: Jackie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

I have been having a headache for almost a week. I went to the doctor and they prescribe me Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide 10-12.5mg. Every since I have been taking the medicine I have noticed that my left side of my face is swollen.

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Comment from: sophia, 35-44 Female Published: October 13

I am seeing a ripple in the left eye and I am having a sharp sticking in the both temples but not at the same time it comes with dizziness like sea sickness. Sometimes I have a feeling like there is crawling on the top of my head and also my heart is fluttering and it feels like my heart goes up and drops. Also in my neck it feels like my heart is beating real fast. I am also having twitching in the arms and legs and sometimes it feels like a pin sticking me. My sinuses are also being affected tremendously.

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Comment from: Paul, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 25

My father is in the hospital as I write this. On Sunday he experienced a stroke while driving his car. He ran into the curb and crashed. He was taken immediately to the ER where they were quick to diagnose a stroke. The CT scan revealed a minor stroke had occurred within 48 hours prior to the accident. The doctors said the "clot-busters" would not be administered. He has lost mobility to the right side of his body, and his speech is very slow and heavily slurred. It has been 3 days now and he can finally answer questions with short simple answers. Although he does not seem to completely comprehend what the question is. I just want him to get better and come home now.

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Comment from: dotlee, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 16

My son had a stroke and the neuro doctors say it was caused by a spike in blood pressure and heart rate, caused by the adrenal gland. Have you ever heard of this before? His speech is good but his throat has been affected and it is very hard for him to swallow. Could you give me any comments on this?

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Comment from: More Tuned In To Me, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 16

I had a severe headache for almost two weeks with vision disturbances and numbness in my right jaw. The ER doctor said it was a migraine. Ten days after the onset of symptoms, I fell out of bed when I tried to get up. I could hardly see or walk. It felt like I was drunk. I am forty-seven years old and have lupus anti coagulant and was on blood thinners (not enough). I was blessed to have recovered well. I am still tired a lot, ringing in my head, headaches and my short term memory is not good, but I can walk and talk and smile the same as I always did.

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Comment from: bootsy49, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

TIA's can trick you. I thought my legs were buckling and I would fall. By the way I've been a nurse over 25 years and didn't see it coming. I fell and couldn't get up again. I was admitted to the hospital with CVA left side which caused paralysis on the right side. This has been unreal, but I am adjusting.

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