My name is Andrew and im 56 years old.
Im looking to see if anyone has suffered anything similar to myself.
Around 5 weeks ago one Saturday morning i found i had pins and needles in my arm, shortly after i noticed my foot and leg felt numb, i was having a shave and realised my face was numb, all down the one side. It was strange as i never felt anything nor unwell in the slightest other than this numbness and pins and needles. I phoned NHS 24 and that evening was admitted to hospital.
I was in hospital for 9 nights as i went through various scans, MRI and CT and tests. I was diagnosed with having a small stroke and told i suffer from high blood pressure.
Since i came home from hospital my foot is better and i have movement although stiff at times, its not perfect. I can feel a slight cold numbness in parts of my face, sometimes feels worse than other times, maybe when showering and shaving.
My biggest concern however is my wrist and hand. My wrist feels like i have an extremely tight watch on and my hand has pins and needles and i have no great feeling in my finger tips, its like when you have used superglue and had it on your finger tips, you cant feel anything until its removed. When i touch material, clothes or bedsheets it feels like they are wet.
When in hospital i raised my concerns about this and was told it may take weeks or months but it should ease and get back to normal.
Two weeks ago i arranged a telephone call with my GP asking him if there was any treatment or anything that can be done about my wrist and hand as i find it hard to believe after 9 days and all these tests you leave hospital and thats the end of it.
My GP showed no empathy and told me he thinks i don't realise i have had a stroke and this condition may possibly be for life. To be honest i got quite a shock at this.
This week i have had a consultation with an Osteopath and next week start physiotherapy and acupuncture.
My question is has anyone else suffered from this this and what is their experiences?