They can occur days, weeks or even months before a major stroke. In about half the cases, the stroke occurs within one year of the TIA. [Source]
What’s a TIA?
A TIA is a “warning stroke” or “mini-stroke” that produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. [Source]
And the symptoms:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body (see the last point with the target reference – that was sudden!)
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding (Sarah)
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes (see)
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination (June 19, 2007 actually)
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause (Click, Kneed and death)
Guess I better play a littler harder this next year.