Overworked?

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  1. mgcoleman

    mgcoleman Mezzo Forte User

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    I've had a busy few weeks, including Easter today. While doing some lonv tones and lip slurs tonight, I noticed I was struggling to keep a good embouchure on my right side and was leaking air badly. Before anyone jumps to a conclusion, I am not presenting any stroke symptoms. My smile is slightly uneven, so I wondering if I have just over worked things.
     
  2. gmonady

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    If you have a uneven smile, get yourself to a physician NOW!!!
     
  3. amzi

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    Just in case you don't understand what the good doctor is telling you is that you are indeed describing what might be a stroke symptom. Having been victimized by many small strokes because I was completely missing/ignoring obvious symptoms I would encourage you to seek medical treatment immediately.
     
  4. Newell Post

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    From Wikipedia......

    FAST is an acronym used as a mnemonic to help detect and enhance responsiveness to stroke victim needs. The acronym stands for Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties and Time.[1]

    Facial drooping: A section of the face, usually only on one side, that is drooping and hard to move
    Arm weakness: The inability to raise one's arm fully
    Speech difficulties: An inability or difficulty to understand or produce speech
    Time: Time is of the essence when having a stroke, and an immediate call to emergency services or trip to the hospital is recommended

    If you hadn't been practicing as much as usual due to being busy, you might have some general embouchure weakness, but it would be symmetrical. If you have any question about this at all, go to the nearest E.R. immediately.
     
  5. Dr.Mark

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    It's better to go get checked and nothing is wrong verses not getting checked and something's wrong.
     
  6. kingtrumpet

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    Learn your scaled better --- start with ER --- my Mom had strokes before, get checked out
     
  7. gmonady

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    To all on TM. If you have signs of motor weakness, trouble speaking, trouble smiling, eyes drooping or numbness or tingling sensation on one side, do go directly to the ER, and don't wait until the next day (or two). We now have amazing medications that can totally reverse an otherwise permanent debilitating condition if they are given IN THE FIRST FOUR HOURS of symptoms. That is why my first post stated go NOW.
     
  8. kingtrumpet

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    My Mom recieved that kind of medical care - although there some "different" nuances in her attitude and some memory loss -- she can function well ---- 10 yrs since the strokes, she's doing well
     
  9. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    I'd sure like to hear something positive from mgcoleman; it's been a couple of days....
     
  10. Newell Post

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    mgcoleman: are you OK?
     

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