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Offline bpadilla49

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Perceived weakness vs actual weakness
« on: May 20, 2014, 08:42:07 PM »
How can you tell the difference? My left arm and leg feel heavier than my right. Freaking out about brain tumor or stroke!!!
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Re: Perceived weakness vs actual weakness
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 10:10:59 PM »
It's the difference between simply "feeling like you can't" move a muscle and literally not being able to move it. Like, you actually can't do it, instead of thinking "Well, it feels like I can't".

I'd assume you're probably the former.
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Re: Perceived weakness vs actual weakness
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 10:24:48 PM »
You feeling like an arm is weak, or heavier is perceived weakness.  You not being able to button your shirt is real weakness.
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Re: Perceived weakness vs actual weakness
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 10:44:29 PM »
Nice to see you've moved on from brain eating amoebas! Not so nice to see you've switched over to fearing neurological issues...

Your question supplies your answer. If you had true "clinical" weakness you wouldn't be asking the difference. True weakness is "I can't" not "I feel".
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Re: Perceived weakness vs actual weakness
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 11:04:54 PM »
Go back to the amoebas before it's too late, man.

I'm suffering through the same 'weakness' fear too.
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Re: Perceived weakness vs actual weakness
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014, 11:35:58 PM »
Hold both your arms out extended in front of you for 10 seconds. If you can maintain that position without one of your arms drifting down significantly more than the other one, you can be pretty confident you're not having a stroke.
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