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mild stroke..symptoms

Hi. I am asking this question on behalf of my mom. She went into the hospital this past Monday because she couldn't lift her arm or move her leg very well. Her arm was much worse than her leg. Throughout the weekend she was complaining of discomfort in her arm, but she had hit her elbow the day before so she assumed it was only that. However, when she woke up on Monday and had no use of it, and her leg started feeling very heavy she went to the hospital. They said she had a mild stroke. She had no other symptoms and the recovery was amazing. They were all amazed. By Monday night she could lift her arm over her head, although it still felt very heavy and her fingers wouldn't do exactly what she wanted them to do. Her leg was completely better. It felt as though nothing had ever happened. Her arm has improved to the point that now it just feels like a muscle pain. She moves that arm a little slower than she would like, but otherwise, she is back to her old self. (Just as a side note...She has never had any health issues other than asthma..) They found a blockage in her neck and are going to make an appointment to get that taken care of. Her cholesterol and triglycerides (sp?) are normal. They just called and said her chloesterol is 120 and her triglycerides are 217. But they want to put her on medication anyway because they said that since she had a stroke they want it to be lower than normal. She says she isn't comfortable doing that. If it's normal why mess with it?  My question is what do you think? Should she start taking medication for something that is in the normal range..she is 50 and NEVER been on any medication (except an antibiotic or tylenol and an occasional inhaler, but nothing long term). And also, as quick as she recovered, what do you guys think? She's wondering if she ever had a stroke at all, with the blockage (80%) she's wondering if her body was just giving her a warning. None of the tests she took showed a stroke, but the doctors said she definately had one, and sometimes if it's too soon or a mild stroke it won't show up. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank You.
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