Cheating Hurt by Infidelity
Betrayal Wayward Donations lying
Welcome

Forums

Guidelines

Find a Local Counselor

The Healing Library

Media

Contact Us
lies
cover
In Association with Amazon.com
Support
Infidelity -
-
like us on facebook
You are not logged in. Login here or register.
[Register]
Newest Member: courage831 (44955)

Off Topic Post Reply     Print Topic    
User Topic: Stroke?
amitheow
♀ Member
Member # 4691
Default  Posted: 2:23 PM, September 20th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ok for the last four days I have felt weird. My face has gone numb- both sides, down my neck, into my neckline area ... like where a necklace would lay. I headaches and feel like the creepy crawlies are all over me. My left arm goes tingly, then the right ...

I went to the doc and she said she didn't think stroke. I passed all the touch me here, walk, what day is it, blow out your cheeks, etc .. tests. She took bloodwork to see about imbalances. Also said I am maybe stressed.

I AM SO STRESSED. I mean STRESSED. LIke crying and hyperventilating every night stress.

Could stress be doing this? I feel like I'm having a stroke or something but I am scared to go to the hospital and I did go to my doc. It happens in my car, at work ... and I was on a jury so at the courthouse. It does not happen at home. I'm also sleeping fine, eating fine, can taste fine .. not confused ...


Old Timer, Just here to help
My screen name is: Am I The Ow? - Not Ami the OW.

Because in my situation I didn't know if I was the OW at first or if I was being cheated on. Found I was being cheated on.


Posts: 5085 | Registered: Jun 2004 | From: Texas
Sad in AZ
♀ Member
Member # 24239
Default  Posted: 3:01 PM, September 20th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It sounds like a severe case of anxiety. Your doc may prescribe anti-anxiety meds. DS takes them, and he says they help a lot.

Take care of yourself and feel better soon!


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20173 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
click4it
♀ Member
Member # 209
Default  Posted: 3:47 PM, September 20th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

(((ami)))

Its so scary to have those symptoms because the first thing to think is stroke or heart attack. I have had exactly what you are describing and its scared the SHIT out of me. For me its anxiety and I can bet its the same for you, considering the stress you are under.

I always err on the side of caution though. If you feel the symptoms getting worse, go the hospital to relieve your worry. And also talk to you doc about anxiety meds if you are open to them.


Me: 42
Two boys: 17 and 14
Divorced 12-13-05
d-day 10-02-01

Laughter will cure life's ills. Have you had your laugh today?


Posts: 25554 | Registered: Jun 2002 | From: California
madseason
Member
Member # 13224
Default  Posted: 3:59 PM, September 20th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm kind of surprised that your doctor didn't send you straight to the emergency room, which is where I would suggest you go. Last summer I had similar symptoms with numbness, etc. Went to the ER, passed all of the tests, nothing on CT scan etc. Guess what showed up on the "just to cover all bases" MRI? Yup. Stroke. Go get checked out just to be sure.


Lose my breath in waves
Knowing that every crash is bleeding the hourglass
And taking the stride
From all our lives

*Somewhere, far away from here, I saw stars. Stars that I could reach.*


Posts: 10285 | Registered: Jan 2007 | From: Southeast of Disorder
click4it
♀ Member
Member # 209
Default  Posted: 4:01 PM, September 20th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

you must have exceptional insurance and doctors mad because *most* doctors or insurance companies would have stopped at that part where those test came back fine. I wish all doctors were "the cover all bases" type. and glad you got the treatment in time!


Me: 42
Two boys: 17 and 14
Divorced 12-13-05
d-day 10-02-01

Laughter will cure life's ills. Have you had your laugh today?


Posts: 25554 | Registered: Jun 2002 | From: California
GabyBaby
♀ Member
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 4:02 PM, September 20th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I could be very wrong, but I think stroke symptoms are usually localized to one side of the body.
However, with that said, if I was experiencing what you described, my butt would have been in the ER in a hot minute!

((( amitheow )))


Me - 40s
SorryInSac - WH#2 - 40s. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - ??

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW)
Legally married 18yrs, together 16.5yrs

I edit often for clarity.


Posts: 6443 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
madseason
Member
Member # 13224
Default  Posted: 4:03 PM, September 20th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Me too Click, especially when I found it there was an old one that showed up too. I have no idea when I had the first one. Some things you just don't mess around with.


Lose my breath in waves
Knowing that every crash is bleeding the hourglass
And taking the stride
From all our lives

*Somewhere, far away from here, I saw stars. Stars that I could reach.*


Posts: 10285 | Registered: Jan 2007 | From: Southeast of Disorder
tushnurse
♀ Member
Member # 21101
Default  Posted: 4:53 PM, September 20th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Nope not a stroke, one of two things in my opinion, anxiety, or a pinched nerve in your neck.

Both will cause the numbness, so will anxiety, esp if it's associated with hyperventilating, or holding your breath which you may unconciously doing.

Dr's are starting to get away from sending everyone to the CT scanner for every change in normal. These things are excellent diagnostic tools, but they are a HUGE amount of exposure for each one. In addition they are expensive, and nonconclusive about 80% of the time.

If you had these changes and the stayed, or progressively worsened then it would be absolutely appropriate to send you to the ED, and scan the old beaner.

Try this: When it happens if you are able to stop what you are doing. Find a place to be quiet. Close your eyes, and do some focused breathing. Using your abdominal muscles not your chest muscles, breath in for a count of 5 breath out for a count of 5, focus on making sure that your chest isn't moving when you do this that it's your belly muscles doing the work. Focus on nothing but the breathing and the counting. YOu can also do a simple meditation with this where you flex each major muscle group starting from your feet and go up until you do your neck and head, while still focusing on the breathing, make the muscle tight on inhalation, and relaxed on exhalation. If all the symptoms go away when you are done, I'm betting anxiety.

((((and peace)))))


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8509 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
tushnurse
♀ Member
Member # 21101
Default  Posted: 4:53 PM, September 20th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Nope not a stroke, one of two things in my opinion, anxiety, or a pinched nerve in your neck.

Both will cause the numbness, so will anxiety, esp if it's associated with hyperventilating, or holding your breath which you may unconciously doing.

Dr's are starting to get away from sending everyone to the CT scanner for every change in normal. These things are excellent diagnostic tools, but they are a HUGE amount of exposure for each one. In addition they are expensive, and nonconclusive about 80% of the time.

If you had these changes and the stayed, or progressively worsened then it would be absolutely appropriate to send you to the ED, and scan the old beaner.

Try this: When it happens if you are able to stop what you are doing. Find a place to be quiet. Close your eyes, and do some focused breathing. Using your abdominal muscles not your chest muscles, breath in for a count of 5 breath out for a count of 5, focus on making sure that your chest isn't moving when you do this that it's your belly muscles doing the work. Focus on nothing but the breathing and the counting. YOu can also do a simple meditation with this where you flex each major muscle group starting from your feet and go up until you do your neck and head, while still focusing on the breathing, make the muscle tight on inhalation, and relaxed on exhalation. If all the symptoms go away when you are done, I'm betting anxiety.

((((and peace)))))


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8509 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
sad12008
♀ Member
Member # 18179
Default  Posted: 9:28 PM, September 20th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Bell's Palsy?


You can't fill a cup with no bottom.

Posts: 3876 | Registered: Feb 2008 | From: a new start together
jrc1963
♀ Member
Member # 26531
Default  Posted: 9:35 PM, September 20th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Bell's Palsy?

I was gonna say this too.

Ex experienced symptoms like this and it was Bell's Palsy. Scared the hell out of him, but he recovered from it just fine.

I also say you should go to the ER. Anxiety could be the culprit, but if you think something's really wrong, that's just going to cause MORE anxiety!

Hope you get it all cleared up soon.


Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

Posts: 24511 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Florida
InnerLight
♀ Member
Member # 19946
Default  Posted: 3:43 PM, September 21st (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Do you have skilled body workers in your area? Someone who has advanced training in craniosacral therapy -cst- would be good. Tis will lower stress hormones and relieve pinched nerves. CST has been used effectively for Bell's palsy.

Other modalities that may help would be neuromuscular therapy, acupressure, acupuncture.

There is a practitioner directory here
http://www.iahp.com/pages/search/index.php

Even a decent Swedish massage therapist helps with stress like this.

I hope you feel better soon.


BS, age 53, d-day 6-2-08, divorced after 17 years and 20 together. Now I am living alone in the beautiful rural property that was once the dream retreat with X. It's taking a long time to create new dreams but despite some struggles I am mostly happy.

Posts: 5825 | Registered: Jun 2008 | From: Rural California
sportsfan
♂ Member
Member # 9918
Default  Posted: 10:24 AM, September 22nd (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I had similar symptoms, amitheow, a few years ago. A friend (OBGYN) suggested I go to see a friend of his (neurologist) who ordered a doppler scan in my neck. It turned out my left carotid artery was 80% blocked ... had it fixed immediately ... all is good again. Something to think about.

Posts: 1950 | Registered: Feb 2006 | From: PA
amitheow
♀ Member
Member # 4691
Default  Posted: 7:50 AM, September 23rd (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hey Everyone

Ok so ... the weekend was pretty ok. Saturday was fine. Absolutely NO symptoms and I did start my "ladys time" ... which is almost ALWAYS with me followed with a headache that would fell a moose. I did have the headache on Sunday along with my ladys time ... and towards evening, as I started getting ready for bed/my week my right side went sort of funky. Not NUMB but weak and tingly. I took an Ibuprofen PM ... and slept like a baby. I got ready for work, no problems.

Got in the car... PROBLEM PROBLEM. Right side of my face went all tingly. I HATE my job. I don't know why. I think I am just bored and hoenstly while I am not treated badly I see other people that are and it makes me upset for them. Sometimes it's my boss doing the bad treating ... and it jsut makes me not want to be here.

Add in three college classes and I think I am just FREAKING OUT.

TushDoc - yes the last few times this has happened I grabbed my bottleo of lavender essential oil and got somewhere quiet and rubbed it on me - and in a few minutes, with some eyes closed just ... relaxing it went away.

I feel like with a stroke - this would be steady symptoms, not come and go ... and I also feel like my neck is very very tense. A massage would not be a bad idea I don't think.


Old Timer, Just here to help
My screen name is: Am I The Ow? - Not Ami the OW.

Because in my situation I didn't know if I was the OW at first or if I was being cheated on. Found I was being cheated on.


Posts: 5085 | Registered: Jun 2004 | From: Texas
amitheow
♀ Member
Member # 4691
Default  Posted: 7:51 AM, September 23rd (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oh and I forgot, I also have a very weird pressure on the very pointy top of my head! It comes and goes too ... have it for a few minutes and then nothing for hours.


Old Timer, Just here to help
My screen name is: Am I The Ow? - Not Ami the OW.

Because in my situation I didn't know if I was the OW at first or if I was being cheated on. Found I was being cheated on.


Posts: 5085 | Registered: Jun 2004 | From: Texas
Topic Posts: 15

Return to Forum: Off Topic Post Reply to this Topic
adultry
Go to :
madness  
© 2002 - 2014 SurvivingInfidelity.com. All Rights Reserved.