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signs of stroke?

My husband was diagnosed with vertigo a few months back. What wasn't addressed was the numbness and pain in his left side. An ekg showed his heart to be okay.
Friday and yesterday, he was unable to move his left arm, got dizzy and sick to his stomach. He says that his entire left side, arm and leg go numb and very weak. He suffers from chronic headaches and takes Tylenol like candy. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone? He is the kind of person that doesn't go to the doctor unless he feels that he is scared. When he was diagnosed with vertigo, let me tell you, he scared me to death. He asked me to take him to the ER! The last time he went to a dr. was 20 years ago with a bleeding ulser and hyatical hyrnia {sp} I know he should see a doctor, I just want to see what symptoms others have had, if they are anything like this?
Thank you.
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Hi,The symptoms you have described,sound like stroke related.I myself and my husband both have mini strokes.It sounds like,with the numbness and pain he has suffered a stroke or min strokes.When he went to the emergency room,did they do an mri?He needs to been by a neurologist,one that knows what their doing.Make an appointment as soon as possible,as soon as you read this would be preferrable.It might be several things that causing this.Please make an appointment as possible though.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Raven33
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Hi,

I am feeling numb on my right hand and my sizzling on my right leg.  I had headache and right part of my face is numb.  Is this a sign of Stroke?  I am scared, I work too jobs about 80 or 85 hours I work.  I don't get enough sleep.  I want advise, what should I do.

THank you
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hi my husband is 46 back in aug 05 he was taking a bath when he lost feeling on his whole left side it took me and my son to get him out of the tub. i called the paramedic they thought he had some kind of back spasam. my husband didn't go to the hospital. two days later his left side lost feeling again. we went to the hospital that time. they told us he had Tia which is mini strokes. so that was the 2nd time. in nov before thanksgiving he started to loose his speach and couldn't say his words. they wouldn't go from his brain to his mouth. so he went back into the hospital. they ran test and found two spots on the brain showing clusters where the bllod vessels broke which again was TIA's. he is know going to physcal therpy, speach therpy and on a whole lot of medication including comidian which i don't like it's a blood thinner. well thats our story. i wish well for everyone.
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