- Loss of control of right arm & leg…
my nan had this. it's called Prada Willi Syndrome (spelling might be a bit out). she lost all movement/control down the right side of her body. it was funny for an hour or two,m but then she died.Posted 7 years ago
she did die, but several years later due to a stroke. can't remember what triggered the Prada Willi thing. something that affected one side of the brain. but it was quite funny. the right side of her face was all droopy.missingfrontallobeMember
alpin – Member
my nan had this. it's called Prada Willi Syndrome (spelling might be a bit out). she lost all movement/control down the right side of her body. it was funny for an hour or two,m but then she died
Doubt it was Prada-Willi Syndrome. http://www.pwsausa.org/
To the OP, wait to see if problem happens again, then off to see GP. No harm in making GP appt now, if you feel perfect by time appt comes around, then you can always cancel.
Problem isolated to one side of the body could be something or nothing, I wouldn't advise leaving it completely unseen by a medical professional face to face.Posted 7 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
Continuing the STW tradition of asking strangers for medical advice, any ideas on this one?
I woke up fine this morning, shaved etc. then in the shower my right arm started playing up (was trying to make a small movement but it resulted in a big movement) and my right leg started shortly after. It was quite amusing for about 30 seconds (like I was a puppet on a string) but then it crossed my mind I might be having a stroke or something :p After about half an hour it calmed down (although it's taken a couple of hours before it feels pretty much back to normal).
Google didn't shed any light on things and getting a doctor's appointment is PITA so I figured I'd leave it unless it happened again. The sensation is hard to describe, when bringing my arm towards me (I guess contracting the bicep) it was pretty normal but when moving my arm away it was like something was giving it an extra push so it moved away further and faster than my brain was telling it to, didn't actually feel like a muscle spasm though. No other symptoms either (no headache, no blurred vision, pupils evenly dilated, no rashes, face felt fine). Do I have hours to live?Posted 7 years agoalpinMember
ah… you're right.
balls pelsy (sp?) is the one i'm thinking of.
i was confused.
years ago we had a charity week at school and the chosen charity was Prada Willi Syndrome. no-one took it seriously due to the name and the fact the kid we were raising miney for would eat soap, sticks or anything else he could get his hands/teeth on.Posted 7 years agomeehajaMember
one for the GP there. NHS direct will just call you an ambulance as you are/were FAST postive, meaning ambulnce control will be told that you ARE having a stroke, crew will arrive within 8 mins, complete with response car, to find a healthy normal man!
could be a Bells palsy, could be some neurological issue, could be related to back problems (posture/ pulled muscle etc) could be a TIA (mini stroke). Well worth seeing GP asap, tell them its an emergency and is not appropriate for A&E if they try to fob you off. If the symptoms return get to A&E asap. don't just leave it though, this could be a warning for something (like a creaky bike, find the creak, don't just turn your ipod up!)Posted 7 years ago
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