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Weakness and Fatigue

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Call 911 if you think you may be having a stroke. If you can't get an ambulance, have someone drive you to the hospital. Do not drive yourself.

Signs of Stroke

  • Sudden weakness, numbness, tingling, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body.
  • Sudden changes in vision.
  • Sudden trouble speaking.
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements.
  • Sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches.
  • Sudden problems with walking or balance.

Call a doctor if:

  • Symptoms of a stroke were definitely there and then went away after a few minutes. This could be a sign that a stroke may soon occur. It's important to see a doctor right away.
  • You have sudden muscle weakness, and you don't know why.
  • You are so tired that you have to limit your usual activities for longer than 2 weeks.
  • You have lost or gained weight for no clear reason.
  • You do not feel better after 4 weeks of home treatment.
  • Fatigue gets worse even with home treatment.

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Last Updated: November 14, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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