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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 20, 2006
  • 04:32 AM

The last few weeks I have had horrible dizzy spells then pain right after. I am dizzy all the time. I have horrible pain in my left shoulder and left side of neck. My left arm is weak and sometimes goes numb along with my left middle toe. Then the pain spread to my right shoulder and I also have weakness in my right arm and hand. I wake up stiff and always in pain. My jaw also hurts every morning. I have been tired for a very long time. Could be due to my thyroid issues, but I have a feeling it's not. Because this morning I started twitching. It feels like when you are just about to fall asleep and you have that falling dream. I just had this at night off and on for a few weeks, but it has been happing all day. It is mostly happening in my right leg and on every now and then my right arm. I am also having a hard time speaking correctly, I am stuttering a bit and can't find the right words to say. What going on? I am getting scared now. Could this possbly be ms? Or maybe I have a pinched nerve or something? One more thing, today my right side of my face went numb for a few minutes. and right now my left ring finger is going numb. Is this something I need to go to the doctor right away for? Please if somebody knows anything that will help me, please let me know what to do. I really would appreciate it.

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  • If you haven't yet, get to a doctor soonest! Not to alarm you, but those are many of the classic symptoms of heart attack (Left side weakness/numbness, pain in jaw, dizziness), followed by stroke (weakness/numbing in Right side, speech problems). Even if you are young, and it was mild, there could be a blood clot or bleed in your brain causing the weakness and numbness in your right side and speech problems.You need a doctor to run several tests to rule this out but the potential consequences if left untreated are severe. You may lose the ability to speak at all, to control your right side, possibly death if there is an active bleed in your brain. Permanent brain damage is likely with delayed treatment.Other possibilities are anyuerism(burst/enlarged blood vessel in brain), diabetes, or just a pinched nerve.Hope you are OK, and its not too late to get you this info.
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    • December 22, 2006
    • 09:29 PM
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