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feeling pretty scared now, what should i do ?

(11 Posts)
cheeryface Wed 10-Jun-09 22:31:54

on friday i was sat talking on the settee when i came over all strange. everything went a bit blurry and then the room seemed to be moving , i felt all dizzy. it lasted just a couple of minutes . afterwards i had a headache and i had tingly arms.
ive still got this headache now and after talking to someone i am worried that ive had a mini stroke or something. could that be possible?

please help

snickersnack Wed 10-Jun-09 22:34:17

I would definitely ring NHS Direct now and see what they suggest.

Haribosmummy Wed 10-Jun-09 22:36:00

The tingly arms is a possible sign, so it's worth getting it checked out.

cheeryface Wed 10-Jun-09 22:53:01

thing is this happened friday, so its a few days ago.
ive got visions of something awful happening to me while im with the kids.

morningsun Thu 11-Jun-09 00:13:25

possibly a migraine
see your GP tomorrow

MumHadEnough Thu 11-Jun-09 00:20:40

I used to get a very similar thing, called a focal migraine.

If you're really worried call NHS Direct now, or get an appointment for GP first thing in the morning.

Did you feel sick too? I used to feel sick sometimes and quite often my speech would be really slurry. In fact the speech thing then became the first symptom I would have, along with one side of my body numb/tingly.

It is scary and my GP did describe them as being like mini-strokes.

MumHadEnough Thu 11-Jun-09 00:22:39

Also, are you on the combined pill?

Curiousmama Thu 11-Jun-09 21:24:30

How are you today cheeryface? I've had and still get those MHE very scary. Mine started 9 years ago when pg with ds2, had to spend a few days in hospital just to check me out.

Hope you're ok cheeryface?

MumHadEnough Thu 11-Jun-09 22:28:22

They sure are! You have my sympathy. sad

I had tried everything, various preventative medicines, imigran, those things that go under your tongue and then ended up on Betablockers. Eventually they just disappeared on their own.

I haven't had one since last October then last week I started getting the symptom of one coming on where I can't remember what I was going to say and I get the words in my sentences mixed up. I felt a bit of a headache starting too and was sooooooooo shitting myself they were back. I went to bed and thankfully it never came to anything.

I couldn't go back to having them again (Please God) as I used to get them in clusters too. It was awful sad

Curiousmama Fri 12-Jun-09 09:19:38

Sounds awful MHE sad

Things that trigger mine are hunger, stress and also pre-menstrually. Mine aren't as bad as yours though MHE as my words are ok...I think?

Jux Fri 12-Jun-09 10:10:05

Doc, A&E, NHS Direct. Whatever way you can. You need this checked out.

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