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Stroke?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 6, 2007
  • 08:26 PM

I am 36 years old and a light smoker. Three weeks ago I had a wisdom tooth removed and everything went well. A week ago, I woke up babbling and stuttering - twice in that week. And now for the last two days I have numbness on the side where the tooth was removed. I called several dentists and they all agreed that this numbness isn't related to the extraction because it was an upper extraction (no chance of nerve damage).

People are suggesting that I may have had two mini strokes. The numbness is causing me to not be able to taste food on the left side, and my left cheekbone feels slightly bruised.

Is this related to the dental work or from a mini-stroke?

Thanks

Anne

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  • No one knows about this?
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  • some kind of non-traditional migraine with a strange aura? not all migraines are headaches, and can cause some really weird symptoms.... i'd bet that maybe the dental extraction messed with a nerve somewhere (maybe just irritated it) and it triggered a series of migraines? ask the doctor about this, as that's only one possibility.
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  • Last week I had two episodes. The first one I was awake for, and the second one I found out later. I updated my live journal during one of these "episodes" and read the post later and it was so messed up. I would start out coherent and then the sentence would turn into a new subject. Left side of my face drooped. I was able to move sort of, I kept spilling my drink and getting angry with everyone there because they kept asking me if I was OK. I felt fine but frustrated and couldn't get the words out.I'm 33, have history of drug use, drinking, and my mom dropped acid when she was four months pregnant with me. God, I love her. Anyway I called the American Heart Association after I read "my" post on line. I freaked out, because the time I updated was as least an hour afterI have a history of seizures with no known cause, but they had all the signs of a seizure. No memory ever with those. That was 3 years ago.The first one: Took a lot of pills that night, Vicodin, Klonopin, Xanax, Flexeril, and pot. I got my depo provera shot that day.The second episode: I was sleeping, no drugs, no alcohol.I went to the ER at Beaumont and met my mom up there. I was there for over six hours and after an EKG, a CT scan, blood and urine samples all I got was this lousy bracelet.The doctor referred me to a neurologist because he thinks I "might" be having "absence seizures."It's sort of like walking, talking and updating LJ in my sleep.Something is wrong with me. I don't have epilepsy. My symptoms are like a partial seizure and a mini stroke.No recent head injuries and it's not the drugs. So what's the deal?
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  • Last week I had two episodes. The first one I was awake for, and the second one I found out later. The left side of my face drooped. I was able to move (sort of), I told someone there I couldn't stand up so I was coherent at times. I kept spilling drinks and getting angry with everyone there because they kept asking me if I was OK. I felt fine but frustrated and couldn't get the words out. I had taken a lot, A LOT, of pills that night with alcohol.I'm 33, have history of drug use, drinking, and my mom dropped acid when she was four months pregnant with me. God, I love her. Anyway I called the American Heart Association after I read "my" post on line. I freaked out, because the time I updated was at least an hour AFTER I went to sleep. The harder I thought about it, and reading it the live journal entry, jarred a vague memory of getting up to do this.I have a history of seizures with no known cause, but they had all the signs of a seizure. No memory ever with those. That was 3 years ago.The first one: Took a lot of pills that night, Vicodin, Klonopin, Xanax, Flexeril, and pot. I got my depo provera shot that day.The second episode: I was sleeping, no drugs, no alcohol.I went to the ER at Beaumont and met my mom up there. I was there for over six hours and after an EKG, a CT scan, blood and urine samples all I got was this lousy bracelet.The doctor referred me to a neurologist because he thinks I "might" be having "absence seizures."It's sort of like walking, talking and updating LJ in my sleep.Something is wrong with me. I don't have epilepsy. My symptoms are like a partial seizure and a mini stroke.No recent head injuries and it's not the drugs. Does anyone have any ideas?
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