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620048 tn?1358018235

why does this happen to me?

I was just feeling better today, ready to tackle chores and all of a sudden my head was hurting, my teeth & even where I have no teeth, feeling sick, my chest hurts......and no, its not a stroke, I have done this before.

But it was just so sudden....

any takers?

meg
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620048 tn?1358018235
At least I don't think so..another thought  I had was how do MS'ers ven know if the are having a stroke, we have a lot of those symptoms anyway ?

meg
572651 tn?1530999357
Good quesiton, Meg.  That is why with questions about the heart, we always should not take it for granted and seek immediate medical help.  There are signs that something is a stroke that the medical personnel recognize immediately , the clues they use spell FAST

F = face, is one side drooping? is there a dramatic changes?

A= arms. can the person lift their arms and keep them equal?  If one drifts downward, that may be a sign of a stroke.

S= speech.  Is the speech slurred or doesn't make sense?  

T = remember that TIME is so imporatant.  There are drugs to use in conquering the problems of a stroke and breaking apart clots, but they must be given within a few hours of the first signs of a stroke.

I hope this helps, Meg.  If you think you might be having a stroke, don't delay in getting help.

-Lu
620048 tn?1358018235
Thanks, Lu, I am not sure but I have been sick since and I am terrified of pneumonia, so I asked for some antibiotics from my primary and he called them in.

However, my MS Dr. wants a chest xray and check up just to verify what is really going on.  I have been trying to get an order from him for yesterday and today with no response.   I will stay with it.

My primary Dr. here is not happy with me seeing other specialists in SF and has told me as much.  I am not sure what he is thinking, he is such a child.  There are no good Drs. in this area at all or I would change Dr.'s.

I get a lot of help from UCSF but they are 3 hrs away to go see all the time.  But we can do a lot on emails..

hugs, meg

620048 tn?1358018235
I will be going to my cardio tomorrow however....

hugs, meg
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