i will try not to give you my life history, here is a brief description of what has happened to me, I'm desperate to hear from anyone with the same kind of symptoms..
im 45yrs old and woke up 6weeks ago with numbness and pins and needles from the top of my head to my waist on the right side of my body, as a midwife of 23yrs I thought because I had no other symptoms I didn't go to hospital until the next day!
CT scan was negative and all other tests normal except very high blood pressure, I was allowed home the next day and returned for an MRI 7 days later as I was still completely numb, this confirmed a small infarct in the thalamus.
since then I've started medication for high blood pressure and clopidegrol, all the relevant tests have been normal the consultant was confident that my symptoms will get better and the numbness is temporary!!
However 6 weeks later the numbness and heavy feeling is no better at all, I have full use and movement of my arm but sometimes the heavy numb feeling is so intense I can't quite explain what it feels like it's truly horrible!
Will I be like this forever!!!