Am I okay if I had stroke symptoms but they seem to have stopped?

No. Do not assume that if symptoms commonly associated with a stroke stop before you call 911, you are okay. You might have had a TIA (transient ischemic attack) or what is also known as a mini-stroke. Even though you feel better, and it seems like the problem has passed, according to the National Stroke Association, 1 in 20 people who have a mini-stroke have another stroke in the next two days.

Just like a stroke, a mini-stroke requires immediate care and follow-up medical treatment to control any risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Common symptoms of a stroke are listed below. If you suddenly experience any of these symptoms, dial 911.

  • A feeling of numbness or weakness in your face, arm or leg (You might notice it on one side more than the other.)
  • Vision problems in one or both eyes
  • Dizziness or loss of balance; difficulty walking
  • Confusion
  • Problems speaking or understanding what other people are saying
  • Severe headaches without warning or explanation

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