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 develop tremors, tics, or other unusual movements, such as a walking (gait) change or mouth smacking.
You have coordination problems, such as dropping things, tripping, or falling more often.
You have vision changes.
You have changes in hearing, taste, or smell.
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November 14, 2014
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