Other symptoms to look for: abrupt loss or dimness of vision in one eye; sudden loss of balance, possible accompanied by vomiting, nausea, fever, hiccups, or trouble with swallowing; sudden severe headache followed by loss of consciousness; brief loss of consciousness, unexplained dizziness or sudden falls.
If these symptoms are present in yourself, or someone near you, dial 911 immediately. About 2 million brain cells die every minute during a stroke event, so getting to the emergency room fast can significantly limit damage, and greatly improve potential recovery. Call 911 for the earliest medical intervention. Don’t attempt to drive to the emergency room.