Have you had your heart checked out? That also causes numbness down the left arm. Women don’t always have same symptoms as men who have heart attacks. It would be a good idea to have the arteries in neck checked also. They can cause the same problems. Do you have any other symptoms since your stroke? It would be good to know where in your brain did the stroke happen. Knowing this would give you an idea what other things to look for. I would not function without my medicines. Talk to you dr and let him know how much pain you are in. There are so many meds on the market today for every symptom you may have. They said it would diminish with age. I am older now and that was not true. They say you don’t have then when sleeping and that was not true. I woke up on numerous occasions vomiting so severely I could not catch my breath. I have other health issues and finally able to retire and that has been so wonderful. I had a stressful job. Headaches are rare not but still have aura that enables me to take my med.