Thank you for posting your query.
I have gone through your symptoms in detail, and most likely you had a severe migraine
attacks. A feeling of swelling on the face, numbness
, etc are common in severe migraine attacks.
Birth control pills increase the risk of getting migraines too.
Findings that could be more suspicious of stroke
would be weakness of face, arm or leg; slurred speech, imbalance of gait, etc.
In any case, if doubt persists, an MRI
of brain would sort out the diagnosis.
I hope it helps.
Please get back if you require any additional information.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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