Brain stroke side effects

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Avatar n tn It just keeps getting better and better, we could see improvement by the week, I was told that the brain after a stroke as part of the healing process goes through a stage of rewiring itself. I am a tradesman, I work with small intricate parts for repair and replacement, the first months of jobs were very difficult, the simple jobs were hard and I really had to concentrate. When not working I would work puzzles from the internet or play card games from Yahoo .
Avatar m tn You may have had an intra operative TIA or stroke that affected the region in your brain which controls your gustatory sense. I am not sure if this will recover, but I would suggest that you see a neurologist who will probably order an MRI to see the cause of this symptoms. This may not have been related to the surgery and may have occurred separately, so it is important that you obtain his opinion of how to minimize any further events.
Avatar m tn Can there be residual side effects of a stroke like face tingling, dizziness, jaw tightness, muscle weakness?
Avatar n tn This will depend on the area of the brain affected, the more extensive the area of brain affected, the more functions that are likely to be lost. If there was no trauma to this area, this could be an infection or nerve-related problem (if the lips are numb). You can have this evaluated further for proper diagnosis. Complete medical history and physical examination are important in assessing if other tests should be done. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I had a massive R brain stroke last August. I am only 52. I was a miracle. I lrft hospital ICU after 4or 5 days sent to nursing home for rehab but left AMA in early Oct. Able to walk w/o walker most of the time but balance is still impared. I cook some simple meals I do some easy household tasks. The depression is really getting me down. My husband tries very hard but I'm realizing I lrft rehab to early. So I try to help as much as I can.
Avatar f tn Is it possible to have risidual side effects from this type of stroke? I don't understand why it is taking so long for me to regain my strength. Are there others out there with anything similar?
Monster First, I’d see your doctor to discuss the symptoms you are experiencing, just to make sure everything is going well with your recovery. Second, these are not terribly common side effects of statins, and since there is such a great benefit to what they do to lower your cholesterol and help prevent future issues I’d discuss switching to a different statin with your pharmacist or doctor.
Avatar n tn They use an expression 'pump head' to describe the way the brain is impacted by being on a bypass machine. Could you comment on how the brain is negatively impacted by being on a bypass machine?
Avatar m tn Yes I have medication side effects that are in clinical study myself that are neurological but they are researching them and understanding what they are and I am working with them. Bipolar disorder is a specific psychiatric disability. It would not be caused by medications but they could cause mood disruptions.
Avatar f tn Anybody else with side effects from topamax like this? Anybody else think it's not really working for their migraines? Imitrex doesn't seem to help him - as long as he sits up, it goes away at about the same time as sitting up with the Imitrex. Gah. If it was me, this would be a lot easier.
Avatar f tn Is his doctor aware of the history of a bleeding ulcer that your post mentions? Has the ulcer completely healed? I certainly would make sure the doctor is aware of this. I know in my case, when taking the Plavix I couldn't drink. I love to drink wine and while on the Plavix one glass would go straight to my head. I felt drunk. And, yes,the bruising is terrible. I walk around with purple marks on my arms all the time.
Avatar n tn What did the savella side effects do to some people i hear they are horrible?
29837 tn?1414538248 I ask this because overall, I don't feel much, but this morning I woke up with a headache, which is very rare for me. I believe one of the side effects can be a headache. I also notice my hands slightly shaking since starting Harvoni. Anyone experience this? Just curious as to what others are going through. I know this is a new type of treatment, but it would be helpful and put people at ease if others are experiencing the same effects.
Avatar n tn I experienced the side effects I was told could happen, worse cramps and heavier bleeding. I am fine with these because my choice for birth control is very limited because I get blood clots and cannot take the pill. However, I am wondering if anyone has experienced a decrease in thier sex drive becasue of it. I am only 29 years old, married to a very wonderful and attractive man, but honestly I could care less about sex.
Avatar f tn I've found that Aggrenox seems to work without side effects. It's primarily baby aspirin, but also contains a drug that prevents platelets from sticking together. I've taken it twice a day since my stroke, and it appears to work, but who ever knows?
Avatar n tn Have already tried Doxepam, Zonalone Creme, Elavil,Dilantin, Tegretol, Tylenol/Codeine, Neurontin, Ultram,Percoset,Darvoset, etc, with really bad side effects and zero relief. Wondering what alternatives to prescription meds can be used for pain relief from small fiber sensory neuropathies? this began from a drug reaction but another MD feels it could be a combination of the drug reaction and viral syndrome together. These have not abated for 1/1/2 years. MRI's and 100 rule out tests normal.
Avatar n tn Hello dear, You probably had a Transient Ischaemic Attack or a mini stroke caused by the temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that usually persists for less than 24 hours.The most frequent symptoms include temporary loss of vision ; difficulty speaking (aphasia); weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis); and numbness or tingling (paresthesia), usually on one side of the body.
Avatar m tn My dad finished 12 weeks of Incivek 9 days ago. The side effects seem to be getting worse, not better. The rash is still spreading, is now on his scalp and encroaching on his face. It is severe, likely to leave scars. He isn't thinking straight, can't remember how to do simple things such as looking something up online. He is not sleeping, will go a week or more before finally getting a few hours of sleep. Seems to be experiencing short term memory loss as well.
Avatar m tn He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
Avatar n tn My Dad, age 70, just suffered an ischemic stroke on the left side of his brain. He was at the hospital within 2 hours of the stroke, but the medicine to dissolve the blood clot didn't seem to have much affect. Right after the stroke he had no movement on the right side of this body, could not speak, and was having trouble swallowing. We have seen very small improvements...he is mostly swallowing on his own, he has said the odd word (but not when he tries)....thats about it.
Avatar f tn He is showing signs of irritability. What are the residual side effects of para embolic stroke and what can I do to help his condition and is it likely to improve? He seems to be very serious and doesn't like a lot of social activity. It is like treading on eggshells and I think I am getting more anxious.
Avatar n tn Headaches are still bad and balance is bad, we were lucky that only other side effects are trouble with his speech, left face is impaired and he has trouble with his left eye. My husband is only 38, very active, coaches, works out and is a fireman. There are no problems with highblood pressure, and his heart checked out fine. No one can give us a reason why he had these strokes. I know that we may not ever get that answer, but that would help us to understand this.
Avatar n tn Could I have had a stroke, or is there something else going on invloving seisures or my brain. My neurologist has an appointment to see me, but it isn't for 2 months -- I can't wait, I need help now, I can't work this way.
Avatar n tn Maybe cut down to two beers, for a week, and then 1 beer, and then stop? Is cutting down slowly a good way to avoid side effects? Is my body getting used to not having alcohol? My stomach now feels better, less gas, and my apetite has increased. I'm not going to have any psychological withdrawls, I feel good without drinking, I'm just worried about the physical withdrawls.
Avatar f tn I recenly had a stroke, I now having spasm in my brain and they go down to my right side of neck ,arm , shoulder. The muscle do not contract , you can even see it,it feels like my head is on fire and wants to explode.
Avatar n tn Another concern is that I am also perscribed Effexor, which could have negatively interacted with the Maxalt (which is included in the Maxalt warnings). I just want to make sure that I did not suffer any brain damage from these side effects. Do you suggest an MRI since that CT Scan did not show anything? I have also heard that sometimes CT scans are not accurate less than 24 hours from a stroke.
Avatar n tn I have had a few time periods where I seem to suffer more than my usual balance problems, and fall down almost daily. Are these still effects from that mysterious stroke? Signs of another coming up?