How a stroke effects the brain

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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 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 m tn Mephedrone is an amphetamine-like drug, and like other stimulants, can lead to a variety of symptoms including dizzines, headaches, and in severe cases even seizures, stroke or bleeding in the brain, vasopasm (abnormal constriction of the blood vessels in the brain) and vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain). The majority of these adverse effects occur at higher doses and with sustained use, but can occur even with small doses.
368646 tn?1208397487 After trying many drugs and therapies, my Neurologist is at a loss. I have the HSV-1 virus and was doing some research on how the virus can be reactivted during brain surgery. I have posed this to my Neurologist and she prescribed Acyclovir (400 mg 5x/day orally). She prescibed it for 14 days. I have taken it for five days with no results. If this were to be effective, would the recovery signs start to show by now?
Avatar m tn Hi, How is your son? A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in part of the brain becomes weak and bursts open, causing blood to leak into the brain. Confusion or loss of memory may indeed be observed and treatment depends on how severe the stroke was and what caused it. Complications of stroke may be temporary or permanent disabilities -which usually depends on the length of time the brain suffers a lack of blood flow and which part was affected.
Avatar m tn Just watch and see how much of the negatives go away. The brain is very resilient. I read a post on here about a book called "The Brain That Changes Itself". It's about true stories of people that have had brain injuires and how the brain healed itself so the people can lead better lives. I ordered my copy off Ebay and can't wait to begin to read it. That may help you understand the mental part better. Your dad most likely will overcome most of the negative issues.
Avatar f tn 8 mo ago when I became ill, Doctors thought I had a stroke at first. I have bleeds in the small veins of my brain and also found I have MS! This turned my world upside down!! Now what??. I too never took a pill in my life and didn't want any! LOl I was afraid I'd "Get Hooked" But as I have suffered so bad with pain and the losing the use of my left side, and at times my right too, I was an active 47 year old lady that is fit and never sick!
Avatar f tn Thank you for responding to my question. I talked with another doctor on Justanswer and apparently my stroke was a "mini stroke" or TIA. It wasn't as deep in the brain as yours was so it didn't cause any problems. They still didnn't say why I have the dizziness though. So I guess I'll just have to learn to live with it.. Thanks for the tip about the stomach muscles --I;ll be trying it. Hope things have gotten better for you .
Avatar m tn How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves by Sharon Begley The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science / Norman Doidge. Stronger After Stroke by Peter Levine The best book by far. This one is worth buying. And then there is neurogenesis, John J. Ratey, MD, author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.
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 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 n tn As I read here, it seems others have suffered from headaches with a stroke, yet the doctors tell me that headache is not a symptom of stroke. It's all confusing.
Avatar f tn It could also have been caused by hypoglycemia. It could have been a minor cerebral accident (mini stroke). If it's a brain tumor, they will happen again. If it was hypoglycemia, as long as her blood sugar doesn't crash again, it should remain an isolated incident. If it was a cerebral accident, it may or may not happen again. At 15, though, I wouldn't start her on serious meds like anti-seizure meds unless the seizures were happening on a daily or even weekly basis.
Avatar n tn Hi Robbie, Yes you did have a small stroke. Your headaches are common after a stroke no matter how big or small the stroke its. The bad thing is that a headache caused from your stroke is that there is not much to do about it. I had monster headaches after my stroke. The good news is that it will go away in time. Your brain is re-wiring itself around the dead spot and all of the extra activity are probably causing the headaches.
Avatar f tn He had a severe stroke. He was taken to a stroke center in ATL and the doctors couldn’t even tell us how bad it was. He was in that hospital for 2 weeks. In that 2 weeks I learned more about doctors that I wanted to know. We had 6-8 different General docs and 2 neurologists. Every one of them had a different thing to tell us. They took my mother on a rollercoaster ride from hell. Finally I gather all the doctors together and had to speak to them as if they were my children.
Avatar n tn My dad had a stroke almost a month ago and he sleeps all the time. He's returned to the ICU and a breathing tube for the second time for aspiration trouble. Did you get answers to your questions because I'm wondering the same thing.
Avatar f tn Like any operation, there are possible effects and complications of the surgery such as allergic reaction to the anesthetic, injury from the head pin fixing device, injury to facial muscle and sinuses, infection of the bone flap, seizures, bleeding, brain damage, brain swelling and even stroke. Prior to any operation, these are discussed by your surgeon and anesthesiologist. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn He shows no sign of affection/emotion, etc and has been on it a week and a half. I see that it can take a few weeks for a dog to get used to the new side effects. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we can keep him safe during this time? He is an indoor dog and bc of his bathroom issues right now we leave him in the kitchen all the time. But even then, if he pees on the floor he is stepping in it and falling (we have tile floors).
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 n tn I suffered an acute ischemic stroke 2 weeks later. The stroke affected my cerabellum, brain stem and the right side of my brain. An MRA and MRI was done when hospitalized. The MRA will show the ateries, blood vessels and aortas. If any of these are narrow a stroke can occur in these areas. I was told I had very narrow vessels as well as I tested positive for Antiphospholipid syndrome. Strokes just don't happen for no reason at all. Don't accept an indefinate answer.
Avatar n tn So spent thirty bucks on a digital tester and start checking his blood sugars. I have to wonder about the etiology of the stroke following a bypass. No doubt the surgical notes and the hospital review documents have a classification comparable to that accorded the Al Queda attack on 9/11 and you'll never see them. "Good job Joe!" "Sure thing Harry - how about golf saturday?" First try come co-enzyme Q-10.
368646 tn?1208397487 I have the HSV-1 virus and was doing some research on how the virus can be reactivted during brain surgery. I have posed this to my Neurologist and she prescribed Acyclovir (400 mg 5x/day orally). She precibed it for 14 days. I have taken it for five days with no results. If this were to be effective, would the recovery signs start to show by now? What is the normal length of time, in this cae, to kill the virus and be effective?
Avatar n tn I think you should get your current symptoms properly checked out as they may well be the signs you are asking about. A TIA is a warning of a stroke wanting to happen & you don't want to go there. Also please pull back & rest when you have symptoms or fatigue, it's your body saying "enough". Brain injuries seem to create fatigue unlike any other fatigue we have know.
18954 tn?1314301717 White matter is normal, it is the myelin surround axons in the axonal tracts of the brain. There is a difference with white matter and hyperintensities on MRI scan. Probably you mean the latter. Sometimes the hyperintensities are part of the aging process and can be seen in even younger people (late twenties). They are usually of no consequence. We often see them routinely on MRI scans of people who are getting scans for reasons not necessarily to MS.
Avatar m tn my father have the same condition, the doctor just prescribe him Kepprra and i'm worried about that cause he had a brain stroke and never suffered from seizures. so i wanna now how its going with your mother, and if u can contact me to know more i'd really appreciate it.
1474053 tn?1297829338 she isn't allowed to drink anything and also on oxygen.... she had a heart attack 6 days before the stroke and had a stent put in and was released from the hospital a few days after but then took this stroke a few days after being released from the hospital. I am extremely worried about her and if she will be able to make a good recovery.. its been a very long week and a half and very emotional to say the least...
Avatar f tn They did an MRI and it showed she has a temporal lesion. They were not able to determine if it was a stroke or a brain tumor. They loaded her with phenobarbital and is on a maintenance dose. She has been seizure free. She has been on the phenobarbital since Thursday and unable to stand for any length of time with out falling over. She also has a very difficult time getting up on her own. Are these side effects permanent? If not how long before she get the strength back and able to walk?
Avatar f tn Not your run of the mill migraine, no. But I sat in a migraine clinic with someone who got temporary blindness from them & have seen a number of people posting online that talk about parasthesia symptoms with their migraine. I just looked up and found difficult/slurred speech, numbness, tingling, prickling, dizziness, double vision, blurriness, visual disturbances, and temporary blindness can be symptoms of basilar migraine.