Arm exercises for stroke victims

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Avatar n tn Does anyone have any information on stroke victims who have severe cramps and seizures? We would like any information you have so we can ask the dr if she has considered all the options. Please help if you can!
Avatar n tn I'm afraid that he wont be able to ever move his fingers again. Do anyone out there seen stroke victims move their finger and open and close them after 19 months? I also heard that what ever you get back after 2 years is what your left with? We got the Saeboflex for the hand but no results yet on any finger movements. Please tell me what might happen in the next 6 months.
Avatar f tn hi my name is fred im a ex truck driver due to a stroke im 38 I had the stroke at age 36 I get better daily but with me I have learn patients thru god's grace and thru faith that I,ll get better its going to happen forget the doctors keep working exercising and never give up and be thankful that your alive,it could have been worst after I had my stroke my wife cheated and left me,that was harder then the stroke to me, well im'blessed and single looking for a faithful wife god bless all stroke vi
Avatar n tn I have peace of mind believing that my mother will be in heaven soon and that is all I could ask for at this point. We had mom over for Christmas the day before the stroke and now I can see what a blessing that was for all of us. My mom will be missed but I do believe that we will all be together again some day in the future. God must have a plan for our destiny because we are His children.
Avatar n tn All I can say with confidence and backed up by several doctors opinions is that these ideas are working for my wife. Will it work for every stroke patient? I doubt it since every stroke is different. I brought this information here with the intent to encourage others to investigate new ideas. Most of all, I wanted to provide encouragement to other care givers in this situation for the first time.
Avatar n tn These posts are the only thing that keep me from running to the doctor every time I have a chest/arm pain. For the last 7 years I have had on and off episodes of chest pain, arm pain, shortness of breath, racing heart, fatigue, etc. After several EKG's over the years, my symptoms too have been diagnosed as anxiety related. I took Lexapro for 9 months which seemed to help tremendously. I went off it in May and now the physical symptoms are creaping up on me again....
Avatar n tn You alsolutely need to find out what caused the stroke so the next one can be prevented. For a bleed survivor book there is A Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte-Taylor or Teaching Me to Run by Tommye K Mayer. For a clot survivor story there is Change in the Weather by Mark McEwan While there may be nothing the doctors can do, if she survives the survivor has lots that can be done to recover.
Avatar f tn if your father can raise his left arm and could point to pictures or letters, try that mode of communication. there are various programs and technologies out there for patients who are paralyzed -- i would contact a good rehabilitation facility that deals with traumatic brain injury patients or spinal cord injuries (or lou gehric centers) - they may have some programs to direct you to.
Avatar m tn I have had a cat scan which turned up nothing abnormal and have been referred to a neurologist by both the optician and my dr. By some stroke of luck there was a cancellation for the neurologist so I am able to get in tomorrow. There was apparently nothing wrong with my eye but the optician did feel that something was wrong with my optic nerve (can't remember if he said it was swollen or something was pushing onto it?
Avatar n tn If is new then it is another indicator of brain injury. tiredness is common for people with acquired brain injuries or stroke victims. if you tilt your head forward (chin too chest) does you feel tingles around your lips, in your hands or feet? This would indicate damage to the c-spine and that part of the spine has put pressure on the spinal cord at the base of the skull and may have damaged it.
241234 tn?1220984156 We are sorry to learn that you had a stroke and can certainly understand your desire for information about treating spasticity as part of stroke rehabilitation. For citations to research articles, you may wish to search PubMed, which provides free access to a bibliographic database of published biomedical literature from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). You can access PubMed at
1137779 tn?1281546105 ' Meanwhile, I cannot sit in an upright chair now for more than 30mins without getting numb face, arm, foot, headache/neckache, blurry eyesight and stuff. I have to lie a certain way to sleep otherwise something sticks in my throat and impedes breathing. I have to recline all the time if I want to feel normal - even then I have to be careful because half-an-inch that way and the mice in my leg start racing around, half-an-inch that way and the buzzing in my ear is beyond distracting.
Avatar f tn Now in 2008, more problems, read the timeline. Current Neuro says brain MRI was normal. But we were only looking for a tumor or stroke. no contrast on that MRI. Went back to my PMP and she just ran all sorts of blood tests. Vitamins level normal, slightly elevated white cell count. Will have a back MRI with contrast next week. Thanks to what I have read here I did not blurt out to my PMP that I thought I had MS. Gave her my timeline though.
Avatar n tn Few examples- Heritable connective-tissue disorders,Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV,Fibromuscular dysplasia,Cystic medial necrosis,Marfan syndrome Spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection is a common cause of ischemic stroke in patients younger than 50 years and accounts for up to 25% of ischemic strokes in young and middle-aged patients. Now you could understand why you were tested for various antibodies.
Avatar n tn my left shoulder is hurting under and around the shoulder blade.,under left arm through chest and down left arm. i have been hurting for about 2years,and it has gotton worst, when i get a pain shot in it for a hour or 3 it hurts worst than ever. I donnot know who to go to or what to do, i get so tired of saying i am in pain. my husband gets so mad if i even mention, i am hurting, .i get in a corner and pray and hurt and cry. i am so miserable. I donot have a clue.
Avatar n tn Dear Sir or Madam: Can you please recommend what to do for postviral syndrome with neurological complications such as fasciculations, nerve burning, visual problems, and fatigue? Would any therapies such as IVIG or plasmapheresis work on this? There must be a specialist somewhere who is exploring the connection between neurology and infections. Can you help me find that somebody? DESPERATE. THANKS.
1323357 tn?1274826939 People that have experienced DP as a result of a bad drug trip or experience have NOT caused long term damage the mechanism is exactly the same, your brain is protecting itself, hiding away to get the rest it needs whether this be from the fear a bad experience causes or from the long term drain the drug use has on your body. For some people, there seems to be no trauma, no drug-inducement, no nothing that caused the DP.
Avatar f tn Probably but maybe with so much cell phone use I can calculate that it may be cause for anxiety and that might be the cause for all my weird syptoms. Anyway I have done all the tests too and they all say there is nothing wrong. Just hoping to figure this out. If I do I will post it. See ya!
544292 tn?1268886268 Another difference is length of acute withdrawall period; 4-6 days for opiates, 5-9 days for tramadol. Secondary withdrawall varied widely, but though a matter of weeks or months, symptoms DO resolve and successfull recoverers report that in retrospect this period was "more a matter of patience, rather than the teeth grinding endurance" of the first week.
429155 tn?1205676864 Oxycontin.- While awaiting the scan results I was given oxycontin for pain relief, this seemed to do the trick for 2 weeks, 10mg 2x a day, then things hurt again so up the dose went 20mg 2x a day, then 40mg 2x a day, then 80mg 2x a day and up to 120mg 2x a day, recognise the scenereo anyone??..
544292 tn?1268886268 Sometimes, in war, you have to lay in your foxhole and do nothing but wait in silence. There's time for action and there's a time for inaction. To know the difference is good. It is wise. At the moment I'm beating myself up badly for not being able to move and certainly NOT being able to drive in this state! Come on now; I don't want to hurt anyone because my driving abilities are impaired. Let's act with intelligence shall we?
Avatar f tn What I'm wondering is do any other adults with mild CP have these symptoms? The dr's have no idea what is causing my issues.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors, Many people have come here for many years, giving support and getting support. Because I still believe that Tramadol is unique in it's ... terror and torture of humans, this thread continues. The people who can understand what you are going thru are the people who have kicked it and there's people here who come back to lend a hand. You also will never need an understanding ear as much. You can do it. You can quit. You do not need to be a slave to Tramadol.
480448 tn?1426952138 For a person who is experiencing this for the first can be VERY upsetting and disturbing. I was there before as well...the first time I went through this, I was convinced there was something wrong with my eyes. Everything just "looked" so weird, so odd. I almost felt like I was having out of body experiences...or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind.
Avatar n tn My Physical Therapist got to the point that he wouldn't see me anymore because the exercises were causing me too much pain. The memory foam pillow worked for about six months to reduce the pain at night. I am seeing symptoms of compression on the left side of my body as well as the right. According to my neurosurgeon, only the right side was compressed. It would seem with so many of us out here asking these questions, there would be an answer somewhere.