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Arms numb and swollen tongue

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while watching tv one night both of my arms went numb. and I felt like a rush of blood went straight to my head. about 30 sec later I was talking a bit funny asthough my tongue was swollen. I thought I had food allergy. I went to the doctor and he said I had to get an ekg. The ekg said it was a minor stroke. he said that my pressure read normal on one and high on the other. my grandmother died of a stroke and my father just had a stroke less than a year ago. should I worry or is this an anxiety attack? thank you

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replied May 11th, 2010
Anxiety and Stress Answer A11960
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The symptoms are suggestive of a stroke.You should get lipidogram,carotid doppler,control bp and sugar.Preferrably get CT angiogram to rule out vessel disease.After investigating you will be put on blood thinners and some other neuroprotective drugs.The good thing about stroke is you can cure it by changing your lifestyle and some drugs...

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