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So read an article today while waiting at the pediatrician's office. All about stroke and women and warning signs and headaches and now every twinge in my head has me ready to call 911.<br><br>
Which gives me pause. After all, there are all these twinges ...<br><br>
So does anyone here have experience with headaches, strokes, combinations of the two? What precisely is a headache? Is a sharp pain that lasts for 3 minutes a headache, or just a sharp pain that lasts for 3 minutes? Or does a headache mean something that lasts for an extended period of time? And do normal people have "twinges" on any regular basis and not have strokes?<br><br>
And anyone with experience with paranoia ... join the club ... :LOL<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 

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I had a stroke 6 months ago due to a blood clot in the main vein of my brain. In my case the headache started at 5 am, actually woke me up because it was TERRIBLE<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> . I took like 4 Tylenols and did nothing and finally at 7 pm (with the same exact sharp pain as at 5 am) when my dh and I were ready to go to the ER, the stroke came. I don't know why I waited so much but anyways, usually the headaches are totally different from what you had experienced in the past, nothing will make it better, are extremely sharp and probably you will have trouble seeing in one or both eyes. You can also have sudden numbness or weakness of any part of your body, specially legs were deep vein thrombosis usually apear, and also sudden trouble walking, dizzines and loss of balance and coordination.<br>
Of course the paranoia is there... and it's hard to live with it but I just think that if I'm taking good care of my health, and that also includes taking all the tests to check if I have any genetical factor that could lead to it, then I cannot do anything else, I'm in Gods hands.<br>
I will say that if you really feel something is not right with your body, don't take any chances, go to the doctor or even to the ER.<br>
Oh, and I didn't feel any twinge.
 

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Something else, I started to see bright little "lights" when the headache started. I also asked my neurologist about the twinges (which I have felt after the stroke) and he told me that they are perfectly normal in any person, due to muscular relaxation, or just a nerve acting crazy.
 

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Thanks to the mods for moving this ... it's where I would've posted it if I'd been paying attention ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guilty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guilty"><br><br>
And thanks, Eggie, for your story ... wishing you calm & health ... already can see you've got strength ...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
A friend of ours had a stroke some years back, and for him there was no headache, nothing ... he was getting out of his car, and suddenly sat back down in his car and couldn't walk. Couldn't go anywhere. He said later that there was no pain, just the knowledge that his body wasn't moving and wasn't able to. His wife was with him and was able to call 911 ... but he said he wasn't able to think either, like his mind was a blank except for acknowledging that he wasn't able to walk. So if she wasn't there ...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Scary stuff.
 
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