does anyone else have any input on this? This is actually quite frightening. My next doctors appointment isn't until the 11th, and im struggling to think of what this might be. I often get very clumsy, dizzy after this too for a few minutes. I've talked to other smokers and they have no idea what I'm talking about.
Would a ministroke be very noticeable? like would my right side be paralyzed/so numb I cant move it? If these are ministrokes this could be life or death.
I'll reiterate: I'll be standing, smoking a cigarette (and if its first thing in the morning I'm smoking it faster than normal and I might have breathed it into my abdomen rather than my lungs), I'll get a crushing sensation below my ribs toward the center/right of my stomach, and it almost feels like its swelling there, and then my arm/leg will go numb for a few minutes and I'll be quite dizzy, and sometimes I will also get that tunnel vision or when you go kind of blind like white noise on cable tv only gray comes over my eyes.
And I get it: smoking is bad for you. However, being 22, and that I rarely smoke more than half a pack a day if that, I don't think it should be solely to blame on cigarette smoking, so quit the after school special stuff. I really am terrified I might have a stroke soon. I'm a migraine sufferer and I've read that that puts me at a higher risk for a stroke too