Helping stroke victims recover

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Avatar n tn We have been told initialy that a CT scan was required but now have been told that he might get it tomorrow. I just feel that from what I have read that early treatment is the key to helping stroke victims but I feel that th eproper care and attention is not happening. Is there anyone reading this that can advise me on this as I am afraid for my father.
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 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 doubt anyone will tell you how much he will recover. How was his general health before his stroke? Being asleep most of the time may be a good thing. It allows the brain to recover better. It may be that his doctor is keeping him asleep. It may be weeks before you really know how much damage was done. Typically, the first 90 days after a stroke will show the best rate of recovery. The next 90 days will be a bit slower and so on until one year out.
Avatar n tn I have found two things that helped my wife recover from her stroke 16 months ago. First, I put her on liquid amino acid supplements. Amino acid sup. is derived from Whey which is derived from cows milk. It's the same protein body builders use. She became more alert and was able to engage in her rehab effectively. Next and after much research, I found that Ritalin would be helpful.
Avatar n tn I became somewhat of a pest in the hospital and nursing home, but now my mom is back in her apartment and receiving home care and therapies. A stroke caused by a bleed can be very serious, but people do recover. Ask for a meeting with the neurosurgeon to get a better idea of the prognosis. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. It is a very hard time.
241234 tn?1220984156 2/20/2004 Spasticity affects less than one quarter of stroke victims, according to this study. Muscle overactivity and its consequences were assessed in 95 patients both immediately after and three months a first-time stroke. Seventy-seven (81%) were initially hemiparetic, of whom 20 had spasticity. Among these 20 patients, 14 had hyperreflexia. Within these patients, 3 had clonus, and 3 had muscle stiffness.
Avatar f tn The bleeding stopped Friday, February 13-3 days post-stroke-and also that same day, the sedative was stopped. The doctor said it would take a few days for it to get out of her system. It's been exactly one week tonight since the stroke and 4 days since discontinuing the sedative, and she still hasn't awakened.
544292 tn?1268886268 Over the years of recovery and reading about others, seeing others recover the main thing I have learned is that everyone's life is better without being a slave to Tramadol. You might be stuck and scared right now, but you can make the decision to get yourself off the hamster wheel of Tramadol dependency and even addiction. You don't have to live that way. There's lots of people here to help.
Avatar n tn Some of what I have read here leads me to believe that a TIA is a stroke that totally reverses itself and all symptoms go away within 24 hrs. Other postings indicate that if symptoms continue or periodically return, then that is an indication that it was more than just a TIA or that there are continuing problems.
Avatar f tn (Glory of internet - learn in 2008 that the neuro is/was a MS specialist and the physical therapist he sent me to worked primarily with MS patients and stroke victims.) Lots of comments by the PT if there was another dx in addition to the L5S1 disk problem. Just that. She finally scrapped the original set of PT work and switched to another set. From recent research into MS, most of that PT work is what is described specifically for MS and helping patients learn to adapt.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I really don't like the one I'm at, because they seem to fake and rude they don't thhink she will recover. I just want to know with your kitten did she ever recover or what are the chance. She sitting there at the vet just purring and such a sweetheart and I feel like these vets are trying to do everything that they could. Please if you could help me that would be great. You can even email me at jay_kinss***@****.
1323357 tn?1274826939 If you let it get the rest it needs and just carry on your every day life as best you can, then eventually the safe feeling will return and you will recover. But only if you give yourself a chance to and stop trying to force recovery. When manifesting as part of another disorder such as anxiety, depression etc, the symptom may never occur again after the person recovers from the primary disorder.
Avatar f tn There are doctors who will honestly admit that were these OTC to have to pass muster today, they never would. I worked for years with doctors helping patients recover from painful surgeries and strokes, and so my remarks are not hearsay, I spoke myself to doctors... many of whom said neither aspirin, tylenol nor ibuprofen would pass today's FDA standards for safety. So the question becomes, if they are not safe...then WHY are they still there for us?
Avatar n tn There may be some aspects of the physiology including the emotions that cannot return to a pre opiate state. In my opinion these are relatively minor. Even stroke victims recover, frequently completely. The comparison of stroke victims to addicts is an analogy which, is the opinion, of just one person. I believe that a complete healing can and does take place if just given enough time. Following my 8 years use of high dose methadone I was never the same.
Avatar n tn 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?
361662 tn?1204239310 She advised me it was too dangerous to do alone, due to possibilty of seizure, stroke, neurological issues and more.She said I should be very closely monitiored.. It seems hard to understand why the tapering down from the 3mgs to 2mgs was not that bad, which I also did in.5 mg increments and stepping down a bit more was so awful. Actually I tried this about 6 months ago with similar symptoms , but for only 3 or 4 days as I felt horrible..
Avatar f tn I am also a Diabetic with a Pituitary Microadenoma and the thought of a stroke or blocked artery terrifies me. Even though I am only 27. My husband and I will make a trip to the doctor hopefully this week to get it checked out. I have been under alot of stress the past few weeks and stumbled accross this thread. Hopefully it will not be anything serious.
Avatar n tn I understand from what I have read in this forum ( very helpful) that it will just take time to recover. My question is, can post viral syndrome cause anything else later or permanently damage my health? And how is it that the symptoms last so long after the acute attack. Thank you for any insight. You provide a great service.
544292 tn?1268886268 They think they are helping. No more. I'm down for the count, but I'm not out yet!
Avatar f tn reps from the pharmaceutical company are splitting hairs about the many deaths we've had here, stating that since the victims were found to have overdosed on oxycodone (the chemical), there is no proof that they wiped out on OxyContin (the brand name drug). Of course, any reasonable person can see this for the self-serving bullshit that it is, but still it is offensive, particularly when people are suffering and dying.
Avatar n tn He likened addicts recovering from long-term use to stroke victims, having to teach new parts of the brain to do old tricks. My point is, with, what, a year of hydro addiction, you've got a real chance to recover normal functioning and eventually feel "normal" without the presence of hydrocodone. Try doing it after 30 years of opiate addiction like me. On second thought, don't. The sooner you begin recovery, the easier it will be to become the person you used to be. Good luck.
97676 tn?1340408973 That shows me that it is a money thing, not a helping thing. The best things in life really are free (or at least low cost). This may not surprise anyone who knows me on here, but I would recommend you go to the library or bookstore and get a copy of "Hope and Help for your Nerves" by Dr. Claire Weekes.
Avatar f tn My knees are getting VERY painful and I get cortisone and sinvisc injections butt they aren't helping like before. I am a very active person but don't have the energy like I used to and it's making me mad. Happy to find this blog and know I am not alone.
Avatar f tn It is a cost cutting exercise and has resulted in the deaths of many people, particularly cancer victims who have been denied treatment/drugs to save money :( We will have to see what the consultants decide after their second meeting, hopefully we'll know in the next few days or early next week. It never rains but it pours. We just had to have our 14 year old cat, Pickles put to sleep :( He was born into our family and my son picked him out.
Avatar n tn I was put on depakote, but it made me sleep all the time (literally) so my doctor put me on topamax. I haven't had any migranes, I'm not dreadfully tired and as an added bonus, it is already helping me to lose weight. I have struggled with weight all of my life, so knowing that this can help is wonderful. I eat smart and exercise, but before, I slept all the time. Now I don't eat as much and I have more energy.