How stroke effects the brain

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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 A combination of low dose amitriptyline (10 - 50 mg at night) plus gabapentin (300 - 1800 mg per day) or pregabalin (50 - 600 mg per day) produces the best pain relief with the lowest incidence of side effects. (taken from some site I don't remember) Tegretol, Neurontin, Lyrica, or Keppra are the most used medicines Antidepressants and anticonvulsants are also used Hope that helps, my father just had a severe stroke and we are still waiting for his recovery.
368646 tn?1208393887 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 That would be due to the stroke. Strokes affect your brain and body! If you had a stroke then it will take time to recover, just give it some time. I know it is frustrating and I know you want to get back to normal give it some time and work hard at it.
Avatar n tn Interesting question. I'm not sure there's much effect on the heart muscle itself unless the person has been dead for a long time. Usually in that setting (an operating room) they do all they can to keep the heart pumping, usually manually if it's stopped. The bigger concern is the lack of good blood/oxygen perfusion to the brain.
Avatar m tn Full recovery may be limited by the type and severity of impairment, the location of the stroke and the amount of damage to the surrounding brain tissue. Although a return to normal activities is always encouraged, limitations may prevent complete recovery, and care must be taken to pace rehabilitation protocols with the abilities of the patient. Read more: http://www.livestrong.
Avatar m tn like if i live a traumatic experience that reminds me of the one I lived when i was a child.. can my brain disjunct and can I be paralyzed.. like a stroke something?
Avatar n tn What is the probability that I have, after two Brain Infarts, that the brain drain syst will finally clog and either a drain tube is introduced from the brain to the bladder or if only 1/4 of the brain is dead, the probability of encefilitirs is higher since an operation to install the drain tube can cause another brain infart, brain hemorrhage, coma or death. And if not done, it will cause encephalitis. Please advice since my last one happened in 2007.
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.
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 I had a stroke at age 48 I am now 50 mine was cause because both my neck attires on both side where block 90% they cleaned them out, when I went to the hospital I could not move my left side at all and my speech was shot. I got there in time to get that shot that you get in the 3 hour time. well that even it all came back I thank god every day. I have depression it seams like all my friends don't want to hang out or talk to me any more?
Avatar m tn Did you get a copy of the report? The report itself would tell you exactly what those white items are or how it was read. I am only a layman - but after a stroke, that is likely white matter ischemia from the stroke. I don't know about the black circles. Please get a copy of the report from the imaging center or your doctor.
1133274 tn?1260361928 s with a right sided (right brained stroke) can have problems with cognition, attention, though organization, interpeting higher level language skills, memory, etc., depending on the part of the brain affected. Speak to your doctor about the other symptoms you may be having as well.
Avatar f tn The specific abilities that may be lost or affected depend on where in the brain the stroke occurs and on the size of the stroke -- that is, how many brain cells were damaged. According to the National Stroke Association, someone who has a small stroke may experience effects such as weakness of a limb or difficulty walking. A person who has a bigger stroke may be paralyzed on one side or lose the ability to talk.
Avatar n tn The physical functions return to normal once the brain edema subsides and hematoma dissolves, but sometimes if the stroke is severe it may take longer.
Avatar m tn My cousin had a stroke three nights ago. The pons and the rest of the brain stem were heavily affected. The neurologist cannot operate since it's in a very delicate area of the brain. He moves and responds when I pinch him, but they are saying that it's only a neural response. He is unconscious and NOT in a coma. How long does it usually take for patient from suffered brain stem stroke to wake up?
Avatar n tn The doctor did say that if a toxemia stroke did happen, it is where it should be on the MRI. I am hoping that the MRI is just old stuff and not small vessel disease. He did say it was non specific and non fatal. Any thoughts?
Avatar f tn It can happen at any age. Just know the side effects of a stroke coming on, the sooner you know the faster you can get treatment. Time lose is brain loss. There are various types of strokes. My stroke was in the brainstem, they consider that to be the worsekind. Your brainstem is like a central hub of your bodies functions. You'll feel numbness, slurring your speech, and your walking is unbalanced. I hope this helps answer your question.....
1474053 tn?1297825738 I know every person is different but guess I am looking for someone who has either suffered this or had a loved one go through this who had the same effects only days after the stroke and maybe give me some hope of what to expect. Anything would be greatly appreciated.
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 37PVC's/day. I had a stroke in Jan. The Docs seem to think that the stroke and the reduced EF are due to the long term effects of high blood pressure and arterial disease from diabetes. I am also taking lisinopril. Definitely noticed the symptoms that I mentioned before after I started on the Coreg.
Avatar n tn Hmmmm...a mini bleed on the surface??? That sounds like a subarachnoid hemorrhage which is another form of a stroke. That's where the bleed is on the surface of the brain between the brain and the skull, which is just as devastating. It doesn't have to bleed into the brain for it to be a stroke. Make sure her blood pressure stays down and talk to a neurologist. If the doctors say it wasn't a stroke you should ask exactly what was it that happened.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your assessment is ischemic damage reflected on my brain scan. I have read the side effects of zocor because I am already experiencing several side effects from Lamictal. Are there any natural medications I could use as an alternative? I have low blood pressure and my cholesterol levels are slightly over the normal range.
Avatar f tn Because of the stroke, which I am assuming was caused by a clot in the brain since they are treating her with blood thinners, she needs to be on a thinner indefinitely. If she takes nothing, the chances of her having another stroke related to a clot is high. I am not sure if her physician would be agreeable to try a simple 81 mg baby aspirin with her. Plavix is another blood thinner that is prescribed also.
Avatar f tn I read that basal ganglia problems can be caused by radiation, so I am thinking that this is the reason for my problems-which affect my brain activity and walking. When it got to my 6th scan the hospital doctor said not to scan as it was a risk, so why did they go on doing them? Anyone else suffered in this way?