Strokes

@eladmj (127)
United States
October 11, 2006 11:00am CST
How do u know if u are having a stroke or a heart attack
2 responses
@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
12 Oct 06
Signs of a stroke usually occur suddenly and include: numbness or weakness of the face or limbs particularly on one side of the body confusion, trouble speaking or understanding visual problems trouble walking, loss of balance no coordination dizziness severe headache Symptoms of a heart attack include: shortness of breath diaphoresis (sweating) a grey-like pallor complains of a "weight on chest" or a "vice-like pain" that does not improve with lying down pain may also radiate to the neck, jaw or down the left arm (please note...pain varies...some don't have chest pain at all...my husband only had pain in his neck) (I'm an R.N.)
@eladmj (127)
• United States
12 Oct 06
i have this pain in my head, it's been going on for about 3 days, and its just a sharp pain an last about 1 second, but it is back to back for about 15 minutes. and I don't know what it is
@eladmj (127)
• United States
12 Oct 06
i have this pain in my head, it's been going on for about 3 days, and its just a sharp pain an last about 1 second, but it is back to back for about 15 minutes. and I don't know what it is
@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
12 Oct 06
I suggest you see a doctor or neurologist to be sure that everything is ok. Only a doctor could tell you what is going on which could be anything from cluster headaches to a stroke warning. It is always best to best to play it safe. Only a doctor can examine you, run tests, diagnose and treat. Please see one and let me know how things work out.
@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
11 Oct 06
Some people don't know at all..some feel a cramp or pain shooting up their arm...tightness in their chest...some just think they are having a cold...affects everyone differently.