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is this a mini stroke

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whenever i lie down for a sleep during the day
my face goes numb and it takes about 1 minute for me to open my eyes
and i get loud ringing in my ears.
and icant move my face when it happens
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replied December 2nd, 2008
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A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a stroke that comes and goes quickly. It happens when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in your brain. This causes the blood supply to the brain to stop briefly. Symptoms of a TIA are like other stroke symptoms, but do not last as long. They happen suddenly, and include

Numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body
Confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech
Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Loss of balance or coordination

How long do your symptoms last? The symptoms of a TIA last from an hour up to 24 hours. If you seriously think this is what's happening, you need to see your doctor quickly.
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