Woman records herself having stroke after doctors didn’t believe her

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(CNN) - A Canadian woman recorded herself having a stroke after doctors didn't believe her the first time she went in for help.

Stacey Yepes (je-pess), from Ontario was at home watching television when the whole left side of her body went numb and started to tingle.

"This is a stroke, I can't be having a stroke," said Yepes.  She decided to seek her local hospital for help.

The doctors there said it wasn't a stroke.  "They said it was stress related and told me to manage my stress."

When it happened again in her car a few days later, Yepes did something incredible.  She used her smartphone to tape her own symptoms.

Her video was eventually shown to doctors at Toronto Western Hospital and her self diagnosis was confirmed.

She'd had three a mini strokes.  She is at home recovering and her local hospital has asked to use the video she took in order to learn from it.