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Posted by: Gladys | 2010/02/17

Was it a stroke?

Last night i was in bed and suddenly couldnt move my body except my toes and blink my eyes though I was concious. I felt something throbbing in my head. I tried to call out, but I could not talk, this happened for sometime. I finally came out of it and had the worst headache could it be a stroke or ceasure?

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Hallo Gladys
It could have been sleep paralysis - a harmless but frightening experience! It is regarded as a type of sleep disorder,often happening if you are over tired, anxious, depressed or had irregular sleeping patterns.
See http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9806

signs of stroke:
Difficulty speaking or understanding speech Difficulty walking
Dizziness or lightheadedness (vertigo)
Numbness, paralysis, or weakness, usually on one side of the body
Seizure (relatively rare)
Severe headache with no known cause
Sudden confusion
Sudden decrease in the level of consciousness
Sudden loss of balance or coordination
Sudden vision problems (e.g., blurry vision, blindness in one eye)

dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010/02/17

Hallo Gladys
It could have been sleep paralysis - a harmless but frightening experience! It is regarded as a type of sleep disorder,often happening if you are over tired, anxious, depressed or had irregular sleeping patterns.
See http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9806

signs of stroke:
Difficulty speaking or understanding speech Difficulty walking
Dizziness or lightheadedness (vertigo)
Numbness, paralysis, or weakness, usually on one side of the body
Seizure (relatively rare)
Severe headache with no known cause
Sudden confusion
Sudden decrease in the level of consciousness
Sudden loss of balance or coordination
Sudden vision problems (e.g., blurry vision, blindness in one eye)

dr Bets

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