This event happened yesterday at 9pm 9/13/2013.
I am 22 years old
in good health
I was sitting in my friends room just watching TV when I suddenly felt like something was very wrong. For unknown reasons I grabbed my phone and used it as a mirror. I imminently noticed that my face looked different. Thinking this was signs of a stroke I smiled as big as I could, and found that only the right side of my face moved. I immediately started screaming for the people in the room to call 911. Unfortunately the words failed to come out of my mouth. When I went to stand up I felt weakness in my legs and fell to the floor, and started pointing to my phone and yelling stroke. While my friend was calling 911 I noticed that drool was running out of the left side of my face. My friend asked me if I could get down stairs on my own power. I stood up using the stair railing to support myself. Once I was down stairs I feel back to my knees and waited for the ambulance to arrive. I felt like something very wrong was going on in my head and noticed that I also had a hard time moving my left hand. The ambulance took about 10-15 min to arrive, and before it did started feeling better and regained my ability to speak and walk. Once the ambulance arrived I was able to walk under my own power and could speak but still had a very hard time forming full thoughts without having to stop and think about it. By the time I arrived at the hospital (took about 15 mins) I was feeling much better and was able to fully tell the doctors what had happened, but was still feeling like something was wrong inside my head. By the time the doctor saw me (30-45 mins after arriving at the hospital) I felt like I was completely fine and had regained my strength. She did a basic test for signs of a stroke (No MRI or anything like that was conducted). After doing the test she told me that she did not believe I had a stoke to spite the fact that what I experienced was very much like one. They than run blood tests and monitored my heart. The blood tests came back all clear, and after only being there about 5 hours told me I was being released. They have no idea what happened to me and told me to come back in 2-3 weeks... Today I feel completely fine.
List of symptoms I experienced:
Left side of face droop
drooling out of left side of face
Trouble walking under own power
Loss of strength in left hand
Trouble saying full sentences
Trouble understand what was being said to me
Trouble forming thoughts
Rapid heart rate (145 beats a min)