Strokes happen fast, and getting help quickly can help you make a full recovery.
Stroke symptoms come on suddenly. The most common symptoms are:
Even if your stroke symptoms go away, call 911 right away. Temporary stroke symptoms are often caused by a "mini-stroke," or transient ischemic attack (TIA). A TIA happens when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked temporarily.
TIAs may not last long, but they still require treatment. Also, a TIA could be a sign that you are about to have a full stroke.
For more information about stroke symptoms, call the OWH Helpline at 800-994-9662 or check out the following resources from other organizations:
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Page last updated: May 10, 2017.
Content last reviewed: January 24, 2017.