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I had what I thought at the time was a painless migraine with aura a couple if weeks ago and didn't really think much of it. I've had them before but honestly not for a couple if years now so I thought they had stopped. The thing is, while it was similar to previous migraines I've had the visual effects were slightly different than I remember and this gas caused me to worry.
My symptoms happened over a few minutes and didn't all appear immediately intensely at first if that matters. I had a tingling in my left arm and it felt kind of numb but I could still move my hand and raise my arm above my head. I felt lightheaded like I wanted to lie down, no vertigo though. I also had a vision disturbance I find hard to describe, like it was difficult to focus on the words I was reading at the time and it was more like a bright light on one side rather than the kaleidescope pattern I'm used to.
As I said it's been 2 weeks and I'm only really thinking about it now because I have only really just learned about TIAs properly. I could still speak fine and my face was unaffected so I didn't think it was a stroke but in hindsight I've started to worry it might be more serious than it originally seemed.
I visited my doctor for a strange feeling I've been having in my arm for the past week and I mentioned the suspected migraine, how I was worried about it and if it might be related and she didn't really ask me to go in to any details and just treated me for anxiety but I'm not completely assured. I didn't really go in to as much detail with her because she seemed more interest in my arm discomfort.
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