Mild stroke therapy

Common Questions and Answers about Mild stroke therapy

stroke

Avatar n tn Physical therapy and speech therapy ASAP.
Avatar n tn my father had a mild stroke last dec.12,2007, how many months he would take to live a normal life? mild stroke can cure? and it will return to a normallife?
Avatar n tn if she had transient symptoms, she may have had a TIA or transient ischemic attack. this is a warning sign of stroke and needs to be treated as such. she should see a neurologist or a primary doctor as soon as possible and look for the cause. she may need a brain CT or MRI, a heart echo, blood work and dopplers. She should do it as soon as possible.
Avatar f tn My son who is 45 just had a mild stroke, 4days ago, now he can't talk properly, he knows what he wants to say, but the words won't come out!,& he can't write, nothing wrong with his hand, otherwise hes ok,he has headache but the doc told hm, with the medication he only had his right hand tingles & his mouth,, 2years ago he had meningites, he came out ok, nothing damage, Do you think it got something to do with the meningites he had???
Avatar m tn my father suffered a mild stroke at age 85 we beleive he was hit by the stroke between 5 am and 7am was in hospital by between 730 am and 8am .this is a healthy man who does have a arythmia problem and stopped his meds which was metropolol. in hospital he did a nuero exam came through with good results remembers all families first names and neices and girlfreinds all objects shown to him were correct .
Avatar n tn My dad had a bleed in September 06.... He was hospitalized in ICU for 3 weeks and we were told to pull the plug. Trached, feeding tube, the works, 2 months. He is eating very well everything....My mother still has the feeding tube in his stomache at home. It is almost 18 months with the feeding tube in him. He is eating normally for 1 year now and my mom is keeping the tube in. We as her children feel it is very fear based!!!!!!!!!!!> If he should have another stroke.
500374 tn?1210075013 As the brain absorbs the blood caused by the burst vessel, your mom will come back to herself. My husbands stroke was 10 months ago. One of his deficits was mild loss of short term memory. It comes and goes. Some times he would get confused about where he was at but all that is fine now. Just do memory games with your mom, buy memory game puzzles, do things that stimulate the brain. Get them brain cells connected again! Good luck to you and I hope your mom a speedy recovery!
Avatar n tn My father is 77 years old. Last year he had a mild stoke. The stroke left him still mobile, although he has constant tingles in his face, arm/hand, leg/foot. He describes it as if they were sleeping. He still has strength and can walk, but sometimes he wobbles. He also states that his leg feels cold. He often complains of being cold, when the temp is comfortable. His doctor has not been able to locate a medicine that helps control the tingles. He is also a diabetic.
Avatar f tn I told him how those I love were effected so much worse than he and I questioned if it may have been a mild stroke. He became defensive. He repeated what he had been saying about how his "left lower lobe was now 1/2 dead - like a gun shot". How his "upper lobe and lemming over the spinal tract was also effected". He then told me that the symptoms of my loved applied to him and that he was completely paralyzed one the left side and that he was still unable to swallow or .
Avatar n tn My husband, almost 60, was diagnosed 15+ years ago with RP, then 5 years ago with Glaucoma. Recently, he experienced a mild stroke, will virtually no loss of motor skills, speech or comprehension. But I noticed right away that his vision had changed substantially. Unfortunately, the medical community does not seem prepared to address the vision loss in any way at all. In fact, they seem to simply shrug it off -- he was already blind before the stroke, so that didn't cause it. Well DUH...
Avatar n tn I've been going through some tough health problems that began in March of 2000. First, a mild heart attack (luckily no damage, clear arteries). This year in the spring developed stroke like symptoms at least 3 times since. Drs. are stumped, i've been poked, prodded, you name it, it's been done. Everything coming up normal. Neuro feels its a type of migraine and has begun preventive measures with a drug by the name of Verapamil.
Avatar f tn I had a mild stroke in March 2009. Is there a medication or treatment for migranes with stroke symtoms, numbness, speech slurring and dizziness for someone who had a stroke. I am having neck and back therapy to relieve tightness but that is about it. I am seeing a nearolgist and internist but so for no luck and the headaches won't go away. Cat scans do not reveal any new strokes. Headaches are getting worse and I am getting fatigued from having to fight the symtoms all day.
Avatar n tn I have a 4 year daughter that has suffered a stroke and has left hemiparesis and epilepsy. She also has mild dysphagia. I have a exp working with stroke and TBI pts and have had training in a number of therapies. IMO, the absoulte best and most effective treatment out there for stroke pts is constraint induced movement therapy. I have been doing this with my daughter and she is making tremendous strides. CI is also used for aphasia and would think it may be possible to apply it to dysphagia.
Avatar n tn She is now coming in for speech therapy. The more I check into her stroke, it appears that she needed therapy a long time ago. She does not understand why she is unable to complete tasks that she used to enjoy doing and is unable to multi-task any longer. Have any of the survivors in this group experienced these behaviors and did it get easier.....Also, did anyone have pituitary tumors removed prior to the CVA????? Thanks for any and all responses!
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 n tn Hi Jerry You did not say when you had the stroke or how severe. My husband had his first stroke 5 years ago at 55 & last week another mild one. His name is Jerry also! Please please take your time & do not rush the healing process. Have you been receiving any type of physical therapy? This will help you know your limitations. My husband was never able to get back 100% but some issues were enhanced by diabetes & neuropathy problems.
Avatar f tn Strokes can also cause thinking troubles, and speech troubles, and this would depend in part on where the stroke location was. Speech therapy can be helpful in these circumstances. Stroke can also cause depression, which can further contribute to thinking troubles and concentration troubles. If there is concern for depression, treatment of it can improve many symptoms. Seizures or abnormal EEGs after stroke is common.
Avatar f tn Itching could occur after stroke if the stroke is in the thalamus area of the brain which receives the sensory information of pain , touch , temperature , pressure and other sensations from all over the body . The onset may be from days to weeks after the stroke . Topical therapy with moisturizers and emollients helps alleviate the itching . Treatment with amitriptylene 50 mg a day results in resolution of the itching . Some patients respond to Carbamazepine also.
Avatar n tn Re Recovery Time, Thank you for posting this. My husband had a "mild" stroke on Dec 18, and we are still trying to figure out how to process all the changes that have occurred in our lives. We're not even sure what "mild" means for he had a stroke that left his entire left side affected (with little to no sensation), but his speech, mobility and brain functions seem relatively unimpaired.
Avatar n tn I have my dr's appointment today and I really want to speak to him about therapy. I was in there last week and he told me that he knew I was going to other dr's for meds and he was pretty mad at me. He hasn't given me anything other than ultram in about 6 months but he also thought I was through with the loracet that he had been perscribing the 8 months prior.
Avatar f tn I had a mild stroke about 4 years ago and since then have had a chronic cough with a lot of mucous, especially after eating. The neurologist noted that the right side of my throat doesn't move. I just found this out several days ago. Is there anything that can be done to stop the coughing? Medicines do not help. I pull muscles in my neck back and stomach sometimes because I cough so violently.
Avatar n tn Posted By Bill Mackey on November 08, 1998 at 16:31:19: Had a "mild stroke 3 months ago; left arm and leg had little control. After 1 week in a hospital, 2 weeks as in-patient in an high intensity stroke rehab hospital followed by 8 weeks of out-patient therapy I am doing great physically. Left arm is 99% back - only minor tingle in finger tips when arm is very tired. Left leg is very good, balance is 95%, stamina needs a little more work, walk 1/3 of a mile twice a day.
Avatar n tn Had a "mild stroke 3 months ago; left arm and leg had little control. After 1 week in a hospital, 2 weeks as in-patient in an high intensity stroke rehab hospital followed by 8 weeks of out-patient therapy I am doing great physically. Left arm is 99% back - only minor tingle in finger tips when arm is very tired. Left leg is very good, balance is 95%, stamina needs a little more work, walk 1/3 of a mile twice a day.
1133274 tn?1260365528 What could possibly happen to someone who just had a mild stroke with a little blood clotting on the right side of the brain? I´m a mother of two, seperated for a couple of years now. I just suffered from a mild stroke last week. I undergone all the test right after i reached the ER. I had CT scanning.... but they sent me to MR scanning because they can´t really see if i had a blood clotting. I regained the feeling on my left side after 5 hours in the hospital...
Avatar n tn My 84 year old mother has exactly the same symptoms. She had a mild stroke 2 months ago and made an amazing recovery. But now she is having dizzy spells. Mostly when she gets up in the morning. Her life is hell, she is afraid to do anything. Please if anyone can help let me know!
Avatar n tn Hi, I am 70 years old and had a mild CVA of the thalamus on 6/2/2008. Only symtoms were loss of feeling on left side. All other faculties are good. Still have much tingling all over left side and numbness in some areas. Fine motor skills of left hand are bad. Gross motor skills and strength are good. Pain receptors are working for the most part. Sensory receptors are not functioning very well.
Avatar f tn On Aug. 9, '07 as we were going out for dinner my left arm became tingly and numb, thinking it to be strange, I just looked at it for a minute and thought I should sit down, I didn't feel well, in trying to tell my husband to "call 911, something was not right"...I found that I could not speak. My husband said I was trying to talk but nothing was moving, all he could tell was I was making noise.
Avatar n tn I am a 39y/o female and I just suffered my second stroke. Both were in the same area and affected the my right side. Most of the time I can not open my right eye completely, my right arm is extremely weak, and I drag my right leg when I walk(however I did just start using a cane to help). My neurologist thinks these are being brought on by migraines. I've never heard of this before---is this new research?
Avatar m tn Hi All A long overdue update. My Dad is being cared for at home still. He has a reasonably good quality of life. He never recovered his speech and has only maybe 50% cognitive ability. Most of the time he's in good form, he reads books and papers but we can't tell how much is going through. He has vera very short attention span and is very restless often walking randomly around the house. Physically he's in good shape. Communication is very tough but we can understand each other now.
Avatar n tn Where can I find more information on stroke with negative MRI? I have found one article by M. Alberts. Does anyone else have this situation? I was diagnosed as having a stroke 10 years ago.