Acute stroke symptoms

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Avatar n tn Should ever experience these symptoms collectively, get yourself to an ER immediately because some the damage done by a stroke can be reversed if anti-coagulants are administered within 3 - 4hrs of the clot developing. The anti-coagulant, in and of itself, is a potent drug, so the ER would thoroughly vet you before administering it--which will include a check-up by the neurologist on call. I'm not a doctor, but judging by your post, I doubt you're having a stroke...
Avatar f tn Based on the imaging report, there do not seem to be any fixed problems in the brain suggesting a stroke which could be responsible for her symptoms.
Avatar m tn Like if an area of the brain is affected, it causes certain results peripherally. In the absence of this, it is difficult to say that the symptoms are due to TIA or stroke. Many times with TIAs the imaging studies do not pick up any positive findings. If your symptoms persist or recur consult your doctor. Regards.
Avatar f tn hi i have been having ongoing symptoms for sometime now but they reflared at the beginning of june my dr is referring me to ms clinic so have that appt. set up for the fall. anyways my question is about acute relapses i awoke at approx.
Avatar n tn None of 3 Doctors diagnosed stroke but felt it was compressed disc or pinched nerve.For 1 week now he is in a stroke rehab unit in a wheelchair with catheter and very little speech and some disorientation,MRI and Cat scan and Doppler all show negative results.Is there any possibility that there could be another diagnosis that is being missed?
Avatar f tn in a person with prolonged, untreated high blood pressure, multiple lacunar infarcts can occur. This can cause additional symptoms to develop, including stroke or facial nerve paralysis. The damage has been done and as you are not in an acute phase, the work up now is determining if there are other high risk factors for developing infarcts. So, you can wait and have the tests done. Regards.
Avatar n tn My 75 year-old mother had an acute ischemic stroke a week ago today. She had a frontal parietal infarct that damaged a third of her left hemisphere. She hasn't really regained any level of alertness, though has shown marked improvement every day. Yesterday was the first time she was able to really open her eyes and look at things, though she closes them again after a few seconds. She can hear and move all her extremeties, though the movement is much more limited on her right side.
Avatar n tn His doctor has given him an MRI, and he has no sign of stroke or tumor. Are these typical symptoms or a person that attempts to quit after excessive use for a long period of time? Also, his tolerance level changed, which made him stop in the first place, along with family intervention.
Avatar m tn My dad in Indonesia, 63 years old, is currently in hospital due to stroke (brainsteam?) since a month ago. Based on what I heard, I am in usa, he is currently physically getting better. He can write and move his hand/foot. However, he still can not breath by himself and rely on the ventilator although the doctor did tracheotomy. Everytime, the ventilator is taken out and replace with the oxygen, he start having difficulty to breath.
Avatar n tn The next day he woke up with the same symptoms as the stroke 6 years ago and we assumed he had another stroke. The MRI, CTScan shows no new stroke, but his symptoms continue and he doesn't seem to be getting much better. He has lost his job due to the memory loss issues. Any thoughts on what could have happened? We are seeing a neuropsychologist.
Avatar n tn But your MRI needs to rule out vertebral artery dissection, some (unlikely) form of small brain stroke, or even an acute disc problem in the neck impinging on your spinal cord. Dunno about the relationship with caffeine... Anyone else?
Avatar f tn Weakness, confused speech, etc, as you describe, may be related to a vascular event such as a stroke. CT heads are good in the acute phase particularly if you are concerned about bleeding. However, they are not sensitive in identifying strokes in the acute phase. I would recommend that your friend have an MRI of her/his brain to evaluate further. Additionally, does your friend have any medical history, neurological history of seizures, etc, history of low back pain?
Avatar n tn Rapid assessment of acute ischemia is critical for the management of acute stroke patiens who may benefit from thrombolytics or neuroprotective therapeutics. Differentiation of acute from chronic stroke, which may all appear hyperintense on T2- Weighted Imaging(T2WI ), is essential in determining the management of patiens.
Avatar m tn Most patients with an acute stroke might also present with confusion or are sometimes perceived as being confused when there is an expressive or receptive aphasia or a visuospatial neglect phenomenon. Most functional recovery occurs within the first 3 months. After this, further recovery is possible, but it is generally limited. So, if her symptoms are improving you can be optimistic. Good Luck. Regards.
Avatar f tn Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help. I am an Occupational Therapy student and I have been giving a case study about man who has had a stroke, which I have to present on Tuesday the 22nd of January 2012. I was just wondering if you could help me clarify something, I would really appreciate it. The man in the case study was admitted to the acute stroke ward via A&E 4 days ago.
744637 tn?1250806622 Hi, It is difficult to differentiate complicated migraine from stroke. The symptoms of stroke develop very rapidly while the symptoms of complicated migraine develop insidiously. MRI and CT scan in patients of stroke shows the characteristic small vessel ischemic changes. The best treatment for migraine is recognition and avoidance of trigger. Medications like NSAIDS are used to abort acute attacks of migraine. Other medications include butalbital, isometheptene and botox.
Avatar f tn I have read that Migraines, or even TIA's (mini strokes which usually resolve any damages or issues on their own), have the same display of symptoms as a stroke. The doctor really should have been more thorough or at least made sure you understood what happened to you before you left though. It saddens me to see this type of routine apathy in the medical profession. Also it might help to note the events that led up to the throbbing pain in your head.
Avatar n tn My father had a similar sounding stroke on Dec. 8, 2006. He seemed pretty alert, spoke well, could swallow, etc. His major problems were left side paralysis and double vision. After about three weeks, he took his first steps and within 2 weeks of that was walking 40 feet with a walker. He was not able to start moving his left hand until about 4 weeks in. At that point, he could move all fingers and make a loose fist.
Avatar m tn To all, actually. Wow! What a relief to read that so many other stroke victims have exactly the same symptoms as my 93-year-old mother since her stroke almost 4 weeks ago. Glad to hear that these phenomena seem to diminish with time. She takes Dilantin to prevent seizures, Resperadol (sp?), and at night, if needed, another sedative for these issues. A bladder infection and then a rash from the antibiotic also added to her considerable discomfort and agitation.
Avatar n tn Doctors are ignoring stroke symptoms, suggesting skilled nursing facility. He has been 1 week in medical ICU, 1 week in Surgery ICU, 1 week in step down ICU How can we lobby to keep him in the hospital longer and get him into acute inpatient rehab? We feel that the nursing home will not aid his recovery with his multiple issues and he will not get regualr therapy.
Avatar f tn Hi Dear, Stroke is an injury to part of the brain. The symptoms of a stroke depend on what part of the brain has been injured. Every part of the brain has a different job. Many patients have symptoms that are not specific to any particular part of the brain, like headache and sleepiness. Many patients who have survived an episode hemorrhagic stroke have disorders of sleep and wake, which are related to the quality of life.
1069105 tn?1256704012 My mom is a 72 year old female living in Singapore and diagnosed with hypertension 8 years ago (which was initially controlled via wel-known BP medications (see below), but which medications she is no longer prescribed for unknown reasons.) In 5/09, while hospitalized due to methyldopa induced cholestasis, she was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. In 8/09, 14 days into Warfarin therapy, she fell, suffering a skull fracture causing an acute subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage.
Avatar f tn Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help. I am an Occupational Therapy student and I have been giving a case study about man who has had a stroke, which I have to present on Tuesday the 22nd of January 2012. I was just wondering if you could help me clarify something, I would really appreciate it. The man in the case study was admitted to the acute stroke ward via A&E 4 days ago.
1069105 tn?1256704012 Mom 72, Singapore. Diagnosed w/ HTN '92. 5/’09, hospitalized due to methyldopa induced cholestasis, diagnosed w/ A fib. 8/’09, 14 days into Warfarin, she fell (cause unknown), suffering a skull fracture causing an acute subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage. Initially paralyzed left side & recovered almost 90%. On our request, switched to Aspirin. 12/’09, open cholecystectomy due to acute cholecystitis w/ pigmented gallstones. In 5/’10 , she had a minor stroke.
Avatar f tn If your visual changes were distinct from these scenarios and weren't otherwise accompanied by any other symptoms or changes in exam, it's less likely a stroke and other causes should be sought. In the acute setting, if the history is suggestive of a stroke, physicians will often get some brain imaging (CT or MRI) though neither of these is 100% sensitive to the very smallest of strokes.
Avatar n tn The doctor says that amazingly she is going to make a full recovery given the fact that some people even with smaller stroke have worse symptoms than her.. however one problem that persists is that she feels heavy or like a dull sensation in her head and a little dizzy at times,, I was wondering if anyone has similar sensation in their head like dullness etc ..… thank you.
284078 tn?1282620298 I hope anyone who uses Topamax for any reason is fully aware of the serious risk of acute narrow angle glaucoma. I had read several articles about it but saw it firsthand last week. As usual on my quiet weekend off I got the dreaded call from the emergency room, again. This time about a woman on Topamax for 7 days who seemed to have lost almost all her vision 12 hours after increasing her dose per her doctor's instructions.