Kaizen76 saidSo last night I had a headache so bad I couldnt see out of my right eye. BUT, I was determined not to complain or whine, and kept reminding myself that it wasnt that major, that people go through far worse....
So...what's the worst pain you've ever felt?
ummm - you really ought to see a doctor about that headache thing. I had those and shrugged them off. It turns out i had been having minor strokes. Perhaps if I had sought intervention then I wouldnot today be paralyzed.
The mentionof the vision problem is a DANGER DANGER SIGN
I strongly suggest you hie yourself to a doctor stat - if possible get a CT scan ( I am willing to bet they will see scarring in your brain from what you just described.
I had my major stroke at age 37.
The first ones preceded the big one by a couple of years.
I know patients (survived and some who did not) as young as 16 suffering major strokes.
If I scare you with that - well, good. Get it looked at. If it is a false alarm you will have wasted a day or two. If it is not you could be facing wasting years in Rehabilitation in an attempt to recover function.
these are signs of stroke:
sudden piercing headaches
visual disturbance (of any kind) especially double vision.
difficulty speaking or understanding what people are saying.
numbness on one side of the body.
Try to pick up a pen with either hand and draw a circle.
If you cannot call 911 - it is an emergency.
I just checked your age. Go to the hospital!
(Before you say - not me, impossible) - I had NO typical risk factors for stroke.