Left brain stroke effects

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563659 tn?1310517917 well after four days total in and out of hospitals for my numb/ weak left side they have said i have bells palsy straight down my left side my left arm is weak my leg wobbles and half my face is still kinda parylised it ***** and i look like eith rocky or jean crietien i cant wait till it wears off
1110049 tn?1409402144 When I had a stroke on 17th June my face dropped on one side. i had a bleed on left side of my brain. My left side is weak and I find talking difficult. I was taken to hospital straight away, and spent nearly two weeks there. That was 8 weeks ago. i have been struggling. My speech hardly improved, and now i have lost my voice, but that may not be due to the stroke. my walking not too bad, but cannot use my left arm and hand.
Avatar f tn My husbandf took me to the hospital and after ct scans and MRI I was told I had a stroke. I fel blessed tho, I ahve no lasting affects accept bouts of being dizzy and headaches. I am frustrated tho because my questions have not been answered. Why did I have this. My cholesteral is ok, my arteries are ok. The doctors don't have any answers. Ok I do need to lose 20lbs well now 10 and my blood pressure was borderline which I am taking medication for.
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 n tn In right handed people and 50% of left handed people, speech and language function resides in the left side of the brain , a stroke on the left side therefore will cause right sided weakness and language difficulties ranging from mild problems with naming to complete inability to read, write , speak or understand spoken language.
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 n tn An 85 your old male suffered a stroke in 2004. He recovered fully from this, but in 2006 had a series of TIA's and suffered a massive stroke. He was paralysed down the left side but has regained his use of this although his hand is still weak.his mind was a bit out of sorts ie forgetful and confused at the time but relatively fine. Now he is forgetful often doesnt recognise me straight away and takes a while to answer questions also to register that you have spoken to him.
Avatar f tn I would like to hear from anyone with advice on STROKE REHABILITATION, especially for right sided paralysis (Left-Hemisphere Stroke)... In doing alot of reading it seems that speech is one of the things effected. I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn I had a hemorraghic stroke in the cerebellum region 8 months ago. Thankfully it was mild in that I wasn't left with paralysis. The bleed was small (about the size of a quarter) and the vessel closed back on its own. The doctors were unable to determine the cause. I didn't have any of the risk factors. I was told I should be able to return to work in 6 weeks.
Avatar n tn You should also have an MRI of your brain with and without contrast to make sure you have not had a stroke of metastatic disease to the brain. If the dilantin is not helping I would stop it. Good luck This information is provided for general medical education purposes only. Please consult your doctor regarding diagnostic and treatment options.
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 I recenly had a stroke, I now having spasm in my brain and they go down to my right side of neck ,arm , shoulder. The muscle do not contract , you can even see it,it feels like my head is on fire and wants to explode.
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 m tn I suffered a mini stroke a few weeks ago, losing feeling in my left side. I have the feeling back in my leg but it's not 100%. Although I have major pain in my left arm which is causing me problems sleeps as the tablets I am on does seem to work as I am taking morphine as well. The part that I don't understand is that I had a MRI and they found white with black circles on my brain, can you show some light on this please what are they?
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 f tn The types and degree of disability that follows a stroke depends on which area of the brain is damaged. Usually the disabilities are paralysis or problems controlling movement, sensory disturbance including using or understanding language, thinking and memory issues, etc. The effects of numbness tongue like speech difficulties and swallowing difficulties have to be tackled with and modifications made to suit.
Avatar n tn Mom had 1 stroke (brain bleed) 3 weeks later another. October 9 my nightmare begain. She is onl 67. No high blood pressure don't know what brought this on. She has been in rehab and no is being moved to a nursing home. Can't walk, can move left arm not much right arm. Has bad bad hemoroids andbad bad headache. Doctors can not seem to find out why. My husband and I want to build a room with a ceiling lift. We want to give her back some of her independence.
Avatar f tn i was diagnosed with a cyst on the brain last year after having what i thought was a stroke, i have a medium size cyst on the right hand top side of my brain that they say is attached so therefore cannot be removed without complications, i have had seziures now for about 5 years which are turning into full blown fits which give the symptoms of a stroke, as the brain shuts off the left hand side of the body which is very scarey.
Avatar m tn Total stroke care which involves maintaining respiration, taking care of heart function, reducing brain edema, thrombolysis etc help the patient recover. Recovery from stroke depends on how soon the blood vessel could be opened by thrombolysis and if at all it can be opened. The area and severity of infarct, the severity of underlying condition and general condition of the patient also govern recovery process. Please consult your mother’s doctor regarding this.
Avatar n tn say the next 72 hours are crucial and there is nothing they can do to stop the stroke from happening again. It all depends on if the brain swells more and effects the left sideand he will go into a coma. He is talking and has a bad headache and all he getting is Tylenol Does anyone know if there are specific hospitals in Florida that deal with strokes exclusively?
Avatar m tn I returned to work as a plant manager on June 3rd, with slight numbness and tingling on my left side. (Original stroke impacted the right side and I recovered quickly with no residuals). Overtime the numbness increased and pain was noticed. I saw a new neurologist and started Gabapentin and Lortab for pain. I left work on 11-3-11. Nortriptyline was prescribed but not efficient anad side effects were difficult to deal with.
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 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 n tn My 83 year old mother had a massive stroke on the right side of her brain in August, 1988. After 6 weeks rehabilitation at Edwin Shaw Hospital, she was released to a skilled nursing unit in a nursing home. The first week she did great. Although partially paralyzed on her left side, she could stand and walk with maximum assistance. She could move her left shoulder, pull her left arm back and lift her left leg; her speech and swallowing improved as well as her ability to focus.
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 n tn My 77 year old mother had a mild stroke that left her left side affected. While in the CCU unit in the hospital, she became restlest, 5mg injections where issued on 3 seperate occasions within 36 hours . the last after she was moved into a private room out of CCU. 10 hours after the last injection she fell into a deep sleep (Coma Like) state. CT scans done after this found this was not caused from another stroke.
Avatar n tn For example, a MRI report might mention left sided brain changes that suggest the appearance of a stroke. If this is the cause of a patient?s symptoms, you would expect to see findings such as a drooping of the right side of the face or perhaps slower/less movement on that side (because the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body).
Avatar m tn Can there be residual side effects of a stroke like face tingling, dizziness, jaw tightness, muscle weakness?