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Are there such things as "mini" strokes or heart attacks? if so do I have symptoms?

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  • Posted By: SheenaY
  • August 11, 2009
  • 11:10 PM

Hi. I am brand new to this type of thing so if I mess up please forgive me and feel free to let me know I committed a faux-pas.:o
I am getting concerned enough to see if it helps or if I maybe I will at least be able to help someone else.

I currently suffer from Fibromyalgia, arthritis, degenerative disc disease and just found out my cholesterol's not too hot either. I am a 43 year old female, 5'3" 110lbs. (I am assuming that I should let you know this as it might affect a potential diagnosis).

For about a year to a year and a half now, I will have these occasions of shooting pain in my arm, tight painful chest and weakness. This comes on very suddenly and lasts from 10 minutes to 45 minutes. Some are MUCH worse than others, and scare the heck out of me. I have taken an aspirin every time just to be safe, I guess.

Yesterday I had a very mild one of these, but today I have pain in some very strange places. My right palm started aching very very suddenly, and then my right arm started aching and feeling very weak, exhaustion hit my like a ton of bricks (as if I was being knocked out by something, like when you have surgery sort of), then the palm of left hand started aching and the fingers as well,my chest hurts just a little bit, and the bottom of my throat has started to kind of ache and go up into my right ear. I feel like I can barely hold my neck up and am getting a slight headache and even with my glasses my eyes are a little blurry and hurt up in my eyelids.

Obviously, I'm not having a heart attack or I'd be down for the count that is why I am wondering about the "mini" stroke or heart attack thing.:confused:

If anyone has had these symptoms or has some idea of what's going on, I'd be very grateful to hear from you.
thank you

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