The Neurology Patient: Going Home
What to Watch For
You were hospitalized for ____________________________________________.
Once home, there are some signs and symptoms which you and your family/friends
should watch out for.
ξ Increasing or severe headache
ξ Feeling sleepy all the time
ξ Trouble waking up
ξ Vomiting that won’t go away or stop
ξ Trouble with walking or balance
ξ New arm, leg, or facial weakness
ξ Personality or behavior changes (quick mood changes, irritability)
ξ Confusion (frustration)
ξ Changes or loss of vision
ξ Change in speech, swallowing, or talking
ξ Numbness, tingling, or changes in sensation
ξ Feeling dizzy
ξ Having a hard time concentrating
Report any of the above to Dr. _______________________________________
at (608) 263-5442 or call your local Emergency Room.
After hours or on the weekend, call UW Paging at (608) 262-2122 and ask for the
Neurology Resident on Call.
If you have SUDDEN numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg; trouble seeing;
confusion; trouble speaking clearly; walking or severe headache with no known cause;
you may be having a stroke and should call 911.
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 7/2016 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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