Stroke - Symptoms
The symptoms of a stroke caused by an embolism usually appear suddenly and are most intense right after the stroke occurs. With a thrombosis, the stroke comes on more slowly. In either case, symptoms include:
- Blurring or decreased vision in one or both eyes
- Severe headache, often described as "the worst headache of my life"
- Weakness, numbness, or paralysis of the face, arm, or leg. These symptoms usually occur on one side of the body only
- Dizziness or loss of balance or coordination