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Member Carenity • Community manager
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When a stroke happens, treatment is needed immediately to lower the possibility of permanent brain damage or death. 

Althought other signs and symptoms may be present, common warning signs of a stroke can be found with the F.A.S.T. acronym:

Face: Smile. Does one side of the face droop?

Arms: Raise both arms. Does one (or possibly both) arm drop down?

Speech: Say a short phrase. Is your speech slurred or strange?

Time: If yes to the above, call 911 immediately and write down the time that the symptoms started.

 

Did you know of the F.A.S.T. acronym prior to your stroke? Did you experience any of these F.A.S.T. signs and symptoms prior to your stroke? 

Share your experience and advice with others.

 

Check out the F.A.S.T. song, as well:

Beginning of the discussion - 5/24/19

Did you experience the FAST warning signs prior to your stroke?
Member Carenity
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No, but I became aware of it after my stroke. The video is a good one!

Did you experience the FAST warning signs prior to your stroke?
Member Carenity
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I wasn't aware of anything other than an overwhelming numb feeling. My husband later said I had all of them.