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Old 06-18-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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The doctors said a previous episode was stress. So many times Stress is blamed for all sorts of other serious ailments. She was smart to take this selfie.

Selfie-diagnosis: This woman recorded her stroke, which helped doctors diagnose her - The Washington Post
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:40 PM
 
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Smart....yet stupid to behind the wheel!
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Smart....yet stupid to behind the wheel!
She pulled over and was not driving when she did the video.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:44 PM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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I wonder how many people may have been in her same situation, and were mis-diagnosed because of lack of evidence of their health issue? She was very fortunate to have presence of mind to do what she did. The next time she might not have been as fortunate as she was this time.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It was not a stroke.

Another misleading headline.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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What was it then.

Everything I've read described it as a TIA or mini stroke. Whatever it was it helped save her life when she recorded it. Without that she probably would have been told to go home and rest because it was stress. And the headlines may be helping bring attention to the symptoms of serious illness episode as well as the fact younger people are having strokes. All these are good things in my book.

Stroke diagnosis made through woman's selfie video - Health - CBC News
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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A TIA is commonly called a "mini stroke" but it is not really a stroke. Medical personnel make a distinction that we lay persons don't. They have to be factual.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:31 AM
 
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It just happen to have occurred while she was driving. She pulled off the road and did the recording, so she did nothing wrong. That is pretty scary. You could see the left side of her face sagging, then very slowly getting better. I am glad that she is ok.
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