How 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 have depression it seams like all my friends don't want to hang out or talk to me any more? I still have effects from the stroke when I get tried my left side gets weak and my leg will start to drag but thats only when I get tried from walking to much on my long walks. what gets me sad is know one wants to be friends with me any more I get lonely! I have a great hubby and 2 great kids but I need friends to.
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 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. Therapies to get to some movement include passive movement; I couldn't see the complete study but starting at here, http://recoverfromstroke.blogspot.
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 n tn I fell to the floor, but eventually the spinning sensation stopped. I fealt dissoriented and not the same. The hospital said it was probably lightheadedness. They hooked me up to a haltermonitor to check for heart rythms, but I didn't experience any abnormal heart beating. They didn't think it was necessary to check my tegritol level, and sent me on my way, unless things change.
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 Then they could have given him blood thinners to help him break down the clot with no risk of it being a bleed in his brain. They didn't know what kind of stroke he had for more than 24 hours and then he had had a major stroke. I asked for him to be transferred to a hospital with and MRI but they said they couldn't and that he was getting the same treatment that they would be giving him at Western or Sunny Brook.
Avatar f tn We have opted not to have him put on meds because of his age, the ugly side effects and the fact that they won't cure him. We did buy a homeopathic formula for $45 online and he seems better. This might be wishful thinking on our part, but we feel we are doing something to help him feel more comfortable. I've read that Cushings can involve brain tumors. I believe poodles are prone to Cushings. Is your dog drinking more than usual? Thinking of you tonight.
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 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 m tn But the dog is still adjust to the meds, and the side effects and the question remain. If anyone out there has had this issue and does know the answer, I'd appreciate your response. I'm just interested in any anecdotal evidence of how long to expect side effects to last.
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.
1133274 tn?1260365528 The last time I was at the doctor for check up, I told her about all the common issues and effects of the stroke to me. She assured me that it is normal because I´m still on schock after the stroke and of course the body gets weaker that before. So I´m trying to think more positive and relax my mind, though I sometimes could get very scared and very emotional that my heart pumps like hell. Anyway I´m on medication with blood thinner and something for cholesterol.
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 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!
18954 tn?1314301717 Cant a stroke cause lesions on the brain? Is the demyelination process the only thing that causes these lesions? Help for we are scared and information hungry. Thanks....................................
Avatar m tn side effects of Keppra seem to contradict what our goals for mom are....memory loss, mood changes, mental changes and vision changes among others. Is Keppra safe to use for this (it is not being used with any other seizure medication....just by itself)? We want to wean her off, but the doctor is wanting to keep her on it.
Avatar f tn Sometimes the numbness is so strong, the inside of my ear goes numb, as well as the whole left side of my head. I was talking to my mom, b/c she had 2 brain tumors when she was 34. I am 32 going on 33. Sometimes I say things that make no sense, or I know what I'm trying to say, but can't say it out loud. And now I started to stutter. Does anyone know, if I should be really concerned? I have no insurance. I just want to know what this sounds like to anyone with experience with tumors.. Thank u!
Avatar f tn Ask your vet if you can cut back a bit on the phenobarb and slowly work up the dose. Side effects should go away in two or three weeks at the most but it sounds like your poodle is a bit overmedicated at the moment. It can be really difficult to find a dose that is still effective but doesn't interfere with quality of life, so be prepared for some trial and error.
Avatar n tn I refused to take the statins after my first stroke because of the many and varied side effects they can cause, but I have been worried enough this time to take them. I am taking 20mg which is ½ of the normal starting dose of 40mg and I’m taking plant sterols as well in the form of spreads. Yogourts and yogourt drinks to help reduce my cholesterol levels.
Avatar m tn I am a registered nurse and recently stopped Zoloft 50mg daily (7 days ago). The side effects this are peculiar to say the least. I am having the neurological "brain zap" problems, especially in the evening when I settle down after a day's work. I don't feel emotionally drained but do feel irritable and a little emotionally labile. I am hoping the "brain zaps" stop soon. They are almost bad enough to make me go back on.
Avatar f tn I have been through the process of re-training the brain which in turn effects the other parts of our bodies. Legs can be re-trained. Arms and fingers. Our eyes and ears can be re-trained. So to tell someone it doesnt matter to them where is comes from seems to me to take away our right to know and satisfy our interest or curiousity and limits our ability to work with the brain in a more specialized capacity.
Avatar f tn During the first MRI, they found a prior stroke in almost the exact same spot, just on the opposite side of my brain. The second time, a week later, I began having symptoms again. Pretty severe dizzyness, the MRI showed it was bleeding a bit. Although I've been on anti-coagulant meds, I've had several numbing, pins and needles, headaches, dizzy and achy sensations. My question is, is this normal? Or should I be concerned about still having symptoms?
Avatar m tn MRI Findings: The ventricles, sulci, and cesternal spaces are within normal limits. No midline shift or other evidence of mass effect. There are multifocal small high signal lesions throughout the periventricular white matter tracts on the T2/FLAIR images, most compatible with chronic small vessel ischemia. No focal parenchymal brain abnormality is identified otherwise. There is no of restricted diffusion. No stellar abnormality is seen. Norman vascular flow voids are seen diffusely.