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Traumatic, breakdown, jaw locked. Chances of stroke?

My wife had a traumatic experience during a family argument. She went into a bit of a breakdown. She calmed down in about 15 mins, but her jaw was locked (could not open it past a certain point) and she had some numbness in her face . An hour has passed and it has loosened a bit. I am concerned about the possibility of a stroke , but I have not seen any other symptoms. I don t want to stress her more by taking her to the ER but also don t want to take chances. Your suggestion? Thanks - Mark
Asked On : Wed, 16 May 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Oct 2012
hi this is called conversion disorder where psychic anxiety gets converted to physical symptoms that mimic epilepsy..consult a psychiatrist and get an EEG done..if its normal, then her internal conflicts need to be addressed by a counsellor and also medication may be needed to calm her please consult a psychiatrist..have a good health
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