Left brain stroke 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 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?
Avatar n tn Prayer. It works . My mother had a stroke left side brain stroke paralyzed her right side also affected her speech. The doctors we had did not give us hope they told us to put my mom in a nursing home that she probably would not recover. That was not an option for me my brother or my dad. Mom was in the hospital from Nov. 30th to Jan 14th. We went through physical therapy at the hopital with mom and we could see improvement in her even if a little bit daily.
Avatar m tn On 28th May in the morning he felt uncomfortable in brain and after one day found that his left portion (hand,leg and tongue also) was not as much active as right portion of body. I have treated him with neurologist.CT Scan,MRI ,Carotid dopller and 2D Echo are taken.After observation following medicines are recomended by Doctor:- Tab. Chrimaxom (BD),Tab Dephlott 150mg,(OD),Tab Somprax 40 (OD) and Cap. Reganox Plus. Let me know the what is the name of disease ? What precautions should he taken?
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 m tn It's been 2yrs since my stroke and I have no voluntary movement in my left arm or hand. Is there any possibilty that i could recover any movement? My neurlogist told me that if within 6month of the stroke if I didnt have any movement that my hand will stay paralyzed?
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 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 .
500374 tn?1210075013 However, I struggle with cognitive issues such as attention deficiency, short-term memory loss and inability to multi-task. Everything I've read about mid-brain strokes only mentions the physical long term effects. Is there anyone out there who is experiencing cognitive issues from this type of stroke?...or has anyone seen any information online that addresses 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 f tn This is because migraines are caused by the spasming of the blood vessels in the brain, (along with other things) and can temporarily restrict blood flow to a part of the brain, similar to what happens with a stroke, but with no permanent damage. I would think that if you did have a stroke, you would have noticed significant after-effects. However, if you're seriously worried, you could always make an appointment with a doc and ask for a CT scan to look for past damage.
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 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 MRI confirmed the stroke in my left Cerebellar section. The artery in left neck tore and caused the stroke. Had 3 MRI's; Head, Brain with and without contrast, Neck with and without contrast. I am recovery mode now. I feel dizzy. I have dizzy spells that come and go. I have trouble with conversations and speech. I can listen well, but it is hard sometimes to gather my thoughts and return speak answers to others in conversations. I saw the neurologist a couple of days ago.
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 f tn After the procedure she had a massive stroke o right side of brain. One day later her brain begin to swell, they took her to surgey and had to remove the entire right skull. She was sleep for 8 days on a vent. now she has a tracheostomy and is breathing on her own. Her eyes are open but not functioning. Her left side is not functioning. They said she had severe brain damage. Today she was to go to a nursing home, but they did a EEG and saw she was havjng seizures.
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 m tn She immediately called the hospital and the nurse on the line noted that she was slurring her speech, and that the symptoms described were similar to those of a miniature stroke. She left work and was admitted to the emergency room, where she had to wait until late evening until she was given a ct scan. It was approximately a 5 hour wait. The CT scan came back normal, she was not diagnosed with anything.
Avatar n tn They did a MRI on his brain which showed he had a mild stroke, which effects the part of his brain that controls balance. He has not had his follow-up appt. with the 2nd neurologist, but he said it probably occured during surgery. Why wouldn't the heart specialist suspect a stroke? What kind of therapy, if any may help him? Or medications? He also has experienced chest pain, since July. What kind of test would help in finding out where the pain is coming from?
Avatar m tn I recently experienced double vision when looking left so my doctor ordered brain MRI. I received a copy of the report that states the following: 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.
Avatar n tn I have never been, but it is being recommended to me for my anxiety symptoms since all my tests are also coming back ok. I have had a stroke which left me blind in one eye so at the very least, suffice it to say I'm leary of trying anything now, but I am considering this. Just a suggestion. Also, have you looked at homeopathy. It's going out of the comfort zone of the traditional doctor, but they may have natural remedies for such things. I wish you both the best.
Avatar n tn My husband's age is now close to 72, I don't exactly understand the type of stroke, but it effected the left side. The blocked artery was a small, inoperable one at the base of the brain..treatment was warfarin, cholesterol control, blood pressure tablets, and more recently, tablets for type 2 diabetes.We attend... Dr. physiotherapy and hydrotherapy regularly.He is no longer allowed to drive a motor vehicle.He operates an electric scooter for getting about.
Avatar n tn Likely what is happening is that your seizure activity starts with the right side of your brain and can spread to the other side of your brain giving you both right and left sided seizures. Unless you control the seizure activity, the symptoms that you describe will likely remain. You should not drive until you are seizure free for a period of time, each state has their own requirements.
Avatar f tn I have been searching for information on the web about hair loss after a stroke. I had a subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke from a brain aneurysm in January of 2010. I had an endovascular coiling treatment to stop the bleeding, and I have since had a repeat coiling procedure (in April) when it reopened.
Avatar f tn --ischemic stroke, right side brain, left side paralysis. My 80 yr old father had a stroke 4 months ago. About 1-1/2 months ago he started experiencing mild itching on his legs and has now become chronic all over his body. Most of his meds have rash and itching side effects. Aggrenox was just changed to Plavix, but the itching has not stopped. 325mg of aspirin is also a future consideration as a blood thinner. He was given Ativan 0.5mg two days ago to stop the itching.
Avatar m tn I had angina some 4 years ago and at that time my wife insisted I get a brain scan. The brain scan showed that I had Cerebral Atrophy. I have now been diagnosed with diabetes. I was given cogitative testing last year and was found that they were areas that I was good at but some areas I was poor. I gave up taking treatment for depression before Christmas and was put on Aricept. I am told that I have the early sighs of dementia.
Avatar n tn Hi, my husband had a cva stroke back on March 26th, was in hospital until June 6. Stroke affected his left side and his left peripheral vision is gone. He seemed to be making great progress, walking with a walking stick, always a little dizzy, some days more than others, until last tuesday he called me at work and said he didn't feel right, that he was shaking uncontrollable. I called ambulance and ran home to meet them.