Heat stroke victims

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During the summer use a hat or scarf and avoid the sun on the head for long periods. The stroke disables are very vulnerable to heat stroke. They may not be able to compensate properly. Make sure you bring two varieties of cold drink and offer sips ar fifteen minute intervals. Make sure the sunlight hits as much skin area as possible. Ideally for at least 45 minutes per day. The value of a moderate amount of sunlight every day cannot be underestimated.
I'm 78, had a stroke in Oct.2007, feed through a belly tube, can't feel heat or cold on my right side, lost some equilibrium but walk without walker or cane. Around 2001 I acquired a neuropathy problem (numbness in hands and feet), my neurologist called it bracial plexes said I'm losing my mylin, Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, Fla.), says "No, mylin's fine, It's a nerve problem, and that it'll get worse. Mayo offered no solution. If you have any ideas, I'm listening!
Those victims who are 'lucky' enough to realise initially that something is unusually wrong, those who are lucky enough to have access to a computer, those who are 'lucky' enough to have had such serious adverse effects that a visit to the doctor was impossible (ie, those who had bad zaps etc) and so did an internet search that day to see what would cause such symptoms (thinking it was the onset of stroke, or brain tumour) - THOSE VICTIMS are the ones who are bringing the information in the
He also stated that this could explain the stroke (and MS) like symptoms that I have experienced- such as tingling in my right side, fatigue, slurred speech, racing heart. He also recommended that I try to have blood drawn immediately in the case of another attack and wear a heart monitor. However, I have had one in the past, and- of course- the episodes never happen while I have the monitor.
I've had a hip injury from a 15 ft fall onto concrete stairs, a bad through the windshield, and work related tears (lifting stroke victims etc.), and 3 other ladder falls....so I'd be lost without this heating pad at times.
Family history positive for Heart Attack(father died at 42 after 8th attack) Mother Stroke,Pacer and Died of Heart failue, Positive for cancer,porphyria,High BP,Diabetes,Lupus and such.. Sorry this is so long,your service is great and I appreciate it.Any suggestions or ideas on where to look next or should I just learn to live with some fluke in my system..They say i am healthy and thats reassuring, but they are still troubled with my symptoms...
I quit smoking last April. In the fall, I began to have heat flashes...red faced and very hot and slightly dizzy. I also developed severe gas in the morning and the feeling of a knot behind my navel. I went to a Doctor, and he initially believed I had an anxiety disorder. (though I had no anxiety, I believe he thought the hot flashes were anxiety). Anyway, he put me on Celexa and the nightmare began. For two days I had amplified hot flashes, nausea, vomitting.
My dissection resulted in a stroke and my artery is closed forever. You were lucky! My stroke doc says he sees many dissections in people doing less than what I was doing. Like you, my headache started within a couple of hours of me completing the race. Looking back, I feel that was an indicator that something was not right. As far as exercise goes, no running again. I spin now with a heart rate monitor. I don't let my heart rate go above 150. Have you considered that vs checking bp?
I wonder if all the electrical impulses are being rerouted in the head or something. I know heat worsens the symptoms. But, right now, with the pneumonia my temperature is lower than normal (even before taking the meds) and my tremors are almost gone! Go figure! Anybody else notice something like this?
It appears that Post-Viral Syndromes aren't choosey about victims. From what I understand, pertaining to the Guillain Barre Syndrome, the symptoms appear to resemble "French polio" in young children... and "stroke" in adults. I am not a physician, so I cannot comment on much more other than what my personal experience dictates. I hope you find some answers.
I became very breathless unable to breathe or slow my heat rate down. At the time I thought I was having a Panic Attack , But this continued to happen each time I worked out , I will be walking slow on the treadmill ( 3.3) for about 30 Min and if I bump it up a bit It happens again. I have become extremely anxious now because of this. I finally went to a cardio Man (a great guy) he did really not believe me at first and did a stress test, on the stress test it happened.
One thing to add to my post - I feel like the muscles in my shoulders/neck area are so tight they are going to snap. I've tried heat, ice and a combo of both to no avail. My back is still slightly tender, too. Ok, that's it. Thank you!
I still have 'off days' - the heat bothers me especially, and living on the Gold Coast in QLD means I do get some exceptionally bad days. Minor neck pains However, considering the alternatives I'm ecstatic about the outcome. ADEM has no controlling role in my life anymore and I love it.
Please write back and let me know what your dr said!!
My husband developed migraine headaches after a sever stroke about 5 years ago. He went thru all the depakote, etc. for depression, and then in early 2005 had another stroke. He was then started on Topamax. He has lost 40 lbs, and he cannot afford to lose any more. But, I am seriously contemplating asking my MD to prescribe Topamax for me for weight loss.
Mine is definately heat related. Funnily enough when i excersise most intensely (football, running etc) i'm fine but gradual and seemingly innocuous activity (golf practice, painting, cleaning) i get hot very qucikly and get an all over prickly ich sensation without any visiual symptoms. The most distressing times are at night in bed. I have to stand near an open window and if it persists still, I go and sleep in the spare room.
I am going to try alternating between heat and ice packs and see what happens with that. The past two days weren't bad but this morning is painful. Could be the way I sleep too. Who the heck knows. I have a wedding to go to on Saturday and I sure as heck don't want to be in pain. I wanna dance!
NO,NO and heres another one,its also called NO!,quite simple really ,~STOP". putting psychologically disturbing Psychoactive CHEMICALS(the ignorant call them drugs,the complete MORONS call the Medications)into your body,ONLY USE--exercise,fresh air, good food, love?(uh whats that?.............fill in rest yourself)),friends,sex;if you can get it!? (most MEN(Bastards) cannot when "THEY" want!
, where both eyes see a little different. I've had heart palpatations, stroke like symptoms (numbness in face, slurred speech). Clumsiness, falling, dropping things...all due to numbness. I've had head CT, MRI with contrast, EKGs, EEGs, Seizure monitoring, stress tests, blood work upon blood work, First it was stroke, then migraines, then MS, then seizures. It's anxiety. It's okay to make sure your body is "ok". But sometimes you can get addicted to tests.
Some addiction specialists draw the analogy of an addicts brain to a person that has had a stroke. Although recovery is CERTAINLY possible, the addict has to basically train different parts of the brain to resume normal function. So clearly, there is a relationship to length of abuse and damage, and in turn recovery efficiency.
pain up the back and sides of my neck into the base of my skull (thought I was having a stroke), swollen lymph nodes on my neck, very loud high pitch high-frequency squeal in my ear (tinnitus); blurry vision, feeling like I can't breathe, so dizzy at first I thought I was going to pass out, nauseous, aching jonts, breaking out in sweat, then major chills, tingling in my limbs, parts of my body going numb, lost 30 lbs.
I have this strange feeling that never leaves, its like a uncomfortable feeling in my body, like I am going to jump out of my skin or something. I used to think I was having a heart attack every day, or a stroke or seizure. spent all Christmas day in the hospital getting tests done ( ekg, bloodtests, xrays, etc) because I thought I was having a heart attack, which all came back normal. I have seen 3 different doctors, they all say it's anxiety. I was prescribed Ativan and Cipralex.
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