About ten years ago when I was heavy smoker, I had an evening where I was lying in bed and I noticed I couldnt move half of my body, and I had a headache that suddenly turned into immense pain in my head for about 5-10 minutes. I literally felt like someone with a knife was cutting my brain in two. Afterwards I looked in the mirror my face looked noticeably lopsided.
I talked to a doctor about this about 5 years later/ago, and they were completely uninterested in discussing it. They said there was no point, and that it could be a bunch of things. When I pushed them for an answer, they said it could be an atypical migraine. But when I looked it up, it didn’t have anything about lopsided face and I didn’t think it fitted.
Its my eyes/eyebrows specifically that look really a symmetrical now. Almost every photo I see of myself thats what I always get drawn to, and its frustrating being denied any kind of answer to what caused it.
I feel like its possible it was a TIA. Which from my understanding is a “mini stroke” as it fits the symptoms way clearer. But its so frustrating that no one is interested in exploring it at all.