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So scared am going to have a stroke..could it be something else?

I have twice woken with a numb right hand and forearm- not weak- but numb fingers and thumb.Took several hours for normal feeling to return. I felt fine otherwise. Saw dr after second episode as i wanted him to reassure be it was prob from me lying on that arm and shoulder. But he wants to refer to me to a specialist to rule out TIA. Ihave to wait several weeks and am feeling terrified and keep thinking i am about to have a stroke.
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Stroke occurs when blood supply to brain is reduced or restricted. The brain cells die due to lack of oxygen, nutrients and a blood vessel within the brain bursts. Strokes need to be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible to minimize brain damage. There are three main types of strokes.
1. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs): caused by blood clots or other clots.
2. Hemorrhagic strokes: caused by arteries in the brain either blood leakage or bursting open.
3. Ischemic strokes: caused by blockages or narrowing of the arteries that provide blood to the brain, resulting in reduced blood flow that damages brain cells.
If you feel like you have stoke you must be aware of the symptoms:
Headache, Trouble seeing, Trouble walking, depression, paralysis or weakness on one or both sides of the body, Arm weakness,Speech difficulty, Numbness or inability to move parts of the face, arm or leg.
If you see any of these symptoms for very long time, So, must visit a doctor as soon as possible.
Good luck.
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