I'm 39, gave up smoking 7 years ago and don't take the pill. I woke up at 2.30 am by my dog and had a dehydration type of headache, got a glass of water and went back to sleep. I woke again at 6.30 this morning and went to get out of bed, my left leg took my weight but when I moved up and forward to step on to my right leg, the leg just didn't work, collapsing beneath me and sending me sprawling with bruises to show for it. Although i hurt myself and was preoccupied with the pain I was quite confused, I know that I thought I was stepping on to my foot, instead of the reality of sliding across the floor on my ankle. I couldn't work out how to get up for a few minutes and was very unsteady but went back to bed and slept a little while longer. I've been shaken all day and my body felt quite depressed and tired (i wondered if this was adrenaline effects). I've felt odd with a stiff neck (quite apart from the aches and bruises caused by falling) since this morning and went to see the doctor at tea time. He took my bloodpressure which was fine and he said I would not have been able to get up so quickly if it had been a stroke. He said that it was possibly my motor side of the brain staying asleep longer than the other side. I accepted that but thought later that this didn't make sense because I'd have been unable to use my left leg too. My mum thinks I may have had a mini stroke. I've had a quick read and notice that symptoms can be quite brief. Any opinion or advice would be accepted respectfully.
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