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 ?
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.
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..
I will be going to my cardio tomorrow however....