I have had several CM's and also a mild stroke
. I always go to the ER
and they run the tests, CT, MRI/MRA, Carotid Doppler, EKG, blood work, on and on. The first time it happened was the real deal, it indeed showed a small stroke and I was glad I went, my L. arm was numb and then I tried to talk and could not, it was like my tongue was swollen. I had a minimal amt. of headache on the R. side, which made sense, it was my L. arm that was affected.