Well as a doctor and a human being, I sure hope not. If you are feeling ill and have such serious symptoms... I would suggest going to your nearest emergency room. Any type of stroke is serious and help should not be delayed! Better safe than sorry! When you can..please keep us updated here... and I wish you the best!
I am 36 years old, when I was 26 I was diagnosed through the ER with Bell's Palsy since I have had crazy systems migraines, vertigo, metallic taste, tingling in arms and feet, blurred vision, all of these are on and off through the years. I found out the other day that what I actually have been experiencing is mini strokes. In other words, it wasn't bell's palsy. Dr.'s did not appropriately evaluate me because of my age. Looking back now, it all makes sense. I have had many CT scans so I asked why after all of the scans could they have missed something so important, I was told because the didn't see them in CT scans but it showed up plain as day in the MRI. The past month I went to the ER 3 times in one week, so dizzy I was staggering drunk feeling, severe blurred vision, memory issues, studdering, and not being able to articulate my thoughts correctly, elevated blood pressure with no pain any where. I was told Vertigo and sent home all 3 times.
Dismissed because of my age. Now what? I would love to sue the crap out of them, but I won't what purpose will that serve, I can't go back and must move forward. My point is no matter your age DEMAND the MRI now I can't speak properly and have had to withdraw from college because my memory is done for (hopefully temporary) and I am being sent STAT to UAB. Not really a question but more of an informational vent.
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