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confusion difficulty talking dizziness numbness in face and hand

so i woke up this morning an my hands were numb, i waited 10 mins an nothing had changed so i got up an kinda started panicing. my faces started to get numb in spots like my nose an lip on the right side. i also started slurring my speech and had confusion of words i had a bad head achto. so i called the ambulance thinking i was haveing a stroke or something . when they gott her they didnt do much but talk to me. one of the men td my boyfriend i was just having a paic attack an they told me if i wanted to i could go to the hospital to get test done but to take the bus an it was anything serious.. so i just stayed home it got a like worse but i seemed to get out of it after 45 min. the only thing i dont get is how do they no what it was they never did my vitals or anything?? would you think it was jst a panic attack ive had them before but never like this.

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Asked by redivy at 10:39 PM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Health

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  • Don't let people downplay what's happening with you! You could have something really serious going on! Go to a doctor ASAP!!

    Answer by Steff107 at 10:40 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • You have had them before? In what type of situation?


    Answer by Southerncharmes at 10:41 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • ive had panic attacks before but never like this ive had the normal 1 were you kinda just panic about everything but never 1 like this were it had actualy feeling that i couldn't snap out of ...

    an i dont have medical so i dont no on what to do if i should just go in or if i should just not wrry about it

    Answer by redivy at 10:56 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • if you've had them before it's most likely not a stroke. But confussion, difficulty speaking or remembering, wringing your hands, shaking, dizziness and things you are describing also sound like you may be experiencing LOW BLOOD SUGAR or HYPOGLYCEMIA! When you start feeling this way you may want to drink some juice or eat some bread and see if that helps. You may also want to ask your doctor to have you take an A1c test, which is a test that tells you what your average blood sugar is over the course of 3 can be an indicator of hypoglycemia or diabetes....diabetics can suffer from lows. And having your blood suagr too low can result in coma or death so look into the possibility!

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 10:58 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • It could be a stroke, go to the doctor and get checked out. Please do not fool around with something like that. Do not let anyone discount what you are feeling or that you want to get checked out. It could be a number of things, so just go to the doctor.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:44 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • it's probably bells palsy, it's the temporary (2-3 weeks) paralyzing of one side of the face. it needs to be looked at asap! go to ER cuz that does sound like the first symptoms!

    Answer by nairda at 2:39 AM on May. 1, 2009

  • You must get to an emergency room now.

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:17 AM on May. 1, 2009

  • Go to the Doctor and get checked out! Could be a panic attack, low sugar, or any number of things. Low sugar and diabetes are bad and need to be taken care of. panic attack -- you may need to get on some kind of med. to help with the stress. Don't wait it could get worse. They EMT should have at least checked your vitals and sugar with the symptoms you had.

    Answer by jlaney at 11:39 PM on May. 2, 2009

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