There's always that possibility it was a mini stroke. Did you notice any other symptoms at all? Confusion, loss of vision, hearing, trouble speaking or moving your mouth, headache?
When I had my stroke, I had numbness on BOTH sides of my body. Yeah, weird eh. I thought I was having a migraine headache, so I didn't receive prompt attention. When I started speaking "gobble-d-gook" to my coworkers, and unable to hear them or see them, we all knew something was wrong and they called 911. That was about an hour after the first symptoms appeared. I was left with a seizure disorder.... But nothing else. I am very lucky. I was only 28 years old.
Do you recall if you were tested for the Anti-phospholipid Syndrome (APS)? Or the Anti-Cardiolipin Antibodies? Those are pretty standard blood tests when looking at lupus. Both those conditions mean that lupus has caused a protein to form in the blood which thickens the blood, putting the person at a risk for a stroke or heart attack. Another name for APS is Hughes Syndrome (found in people who don't have lupus). I knew I had APS, but a daily aspirin wasn't enough to thin my blood. I'm on life long blood thinners now.
Perhaps a call to your rheumy regarding these tests would be a good idea. Just find out if they were done, and if so, get the results from her. I'd also tell your rheumy about the numbness episode you had. And if you didn't get those blood tests done, that they should give you a requisition to get them completed. It never hurts to cover all your bases, right!
In the meantime, if that happens to you again, call 911. Better to be safe than sorry. Give them a call tomorrow, while this is all still fresh in your mind.
Let us know how you make out, okay,
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus