Patient Comments: Stroke vs. Mini-Stroke - Warning Signs and Symptoms

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What warning signs and symptoms did you have with stroke or mini-stroke (TIA, transient ischemic attack)? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Wana, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 23

My transient ischemic attack (TIA) happened when I woke up in the morning to start my routine to work. It happened when I couldn't focus on my eye sight (I first thought maybe my spectacles needed to be rechecked). But I still went driving, when my eyes became worse, then I start to feel my lips and face become numb, and last my right hand (but my numbness lasted for 2 minutes). Luckily I remembered 'FAST'. After I rest for 1/2 hour, I drove straight to the hospital.

Comment from: Mike, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 27

I was watching TV and I found it hard to see the right side of the face on the TV. It was ok if I looked at it with my left eye. Then a friend rang and I found it very hard to find the right words to talk to her. I felt confused and unsteady. All of this lasted only a couple of minutes and I was fine again. I am worried if this was a mini-stroke. I wonder what I should do about it if anything.

Comment from: amt600, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

The right bottom side of my mouth has dropped and it makes eating and other things tough. I am worried if this is a symptom of a mini-stroke.

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