Stroke after a fall

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Avatar n tn I am 41 years old and suffered a stroke. I was shopping with my mom, and all of a sudden I felt dizzy and wanted to fall down but my mother was there to hold me up. I saw lights flashing beofre my eyes and and a loud buzz in my ear. Afterwards, my speech was slurred. I knew I was having a stroke, due to the symptons. I just couldn't believe it. It is now three weeks later and I have recuperated fully but I am so at a loss. No one can tell me what happened. What do I do?
Avatar f tn i started having head aches 3 months before my stroke i was in an out of er an dr's offices trying to figure out what was wrong with me i dont know if it can be diagnosed before hand i'd even seen specialist at the hospital. and a week before my stroke i was supposed to set an appointment with a cardiologist but the receptionist wouldn't listen an 3 days later i was in the hospital fighting for my life.
Avatar n tn Lahinva, it sounds like your dad may have been bumped down two levels rather than one. As I understand it, Medicare pays for three different levels of care after a stroke. First is a hospital, until medically stabilized. (My husband was in hosp for a bit over a week after his May 28 brain bleed.) If they think the patient can tolerate and will benefit from intensive rehab, Medicare supports up to several weeks of what they call "acute rehab".
Avatar n tn my mom who is 77 fell today on her side and hit her head on the floor too ( which was carpeted) her arms and legs started twitching sporadically after the fall. She has a slight bump on her head and her pupils are not dialated..what can be causeing the twitching?
Avatar n tn My 88 year old mother had a right brain side stoke after surgery to repair a broken hip and wrist. She is healing quite well from the surgeries and is even able to stand with help during her rehabilitation, but she is constantly sleepy and slips into a religious rambling and looking for Jesus in the halls, and in her room. It comes at any time and for no apparent reason, she could be waking up or just sitting and resting, with or without company in the room.
Avatar f tn Now the neurologist isnt sure if I had a stroke or a migraine, which I have neer been diagnosed with before. I am only 32 years old. I feel like nobody is listening to me. I was put on zoloft for 3 days but I could not function on it. After i stopped taking that I started to feel better. I went for a 2 mile walk the other day and noticed that my left leg felt like I was limping. Ever since then these symptoms have gotten worse. I just slept for like 12 hours.
Avatar n tn while moving and after rubbernecking take a few moments before resuming walking. Sometimes the rate of focus is compromised in a stroke patient. That is the eyes retain the ability to focus, but do not do so as quickly. The answer is walk a step or two (with walker), hesitate to permit regaining of focus, then resume walking. Get carpets with patterns, rather than a solid color. A checkerboard floor pattern in the kitchen is confusing.
Avatar n tn Dilantin is not the worst medication on the planet, but it does reduce mental acuity. Siezures after a stroke are terrifying, but you have to think about the cause of the siezure. This is hard to do, even for an experienced neurologist. Contact someone experienced with epilepsy.
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 n tn , but the fact is, when you have a very elderly stroke damaged patient, the cliff is only a few feet away, and to fall off the cliff means termination of existence. My instructions are not "suggestions", but direct orders, and I made it clear that if they are unhappy following my protocols they can seek employment elsewhere. I have read all the elderly care books and none deal with the very elderly stroke-damaged in a clear-cut manner.
Avatar n tn My dad is 76 and had a massive stroke to the left side of his brain, after the stroke he was in the hospital for 5 days and sent to acute rehab. He was there for 4 days and developed severe aspiration pnemonia and was put in ICU for 3 or 4 days and then in a regular room for about another 8 days, then Humana woud not approve him for acute rehab and sent him to a su acute rehab/nursing home where he was for 6 days.
Avatar m tn My mother (70) had a stoke on the basal ganglia on the right side of her head. This caused her to fall down the stairs, breaking her wrist, 6 ribs, and her collarbone. Very luckily, there is no deficit in terms on movement on her left side (as much as she can move when in pain). Everything has sensation, no drooping or paralysis. She is on nectar-thick liquids and has been improving in terms of swallowing. My concern is cognitive function.
Avatar f tn I am so sorry you suffered such a lack of veracity in treatment. I am not a medical professional but from the research I've done so far it sounds like a stroke. I don't want to instill any unnecessary worries though. I have read that Migraines, or even TIA's (mini strokes which usually resolve any damages or issues on their own), have the same display of symptoms as a stroke.
1700686 tn?1307053194 My father (70) had a hemorrhagic stroke four days ago. He has completely lost control and is unable to move his left side (leg and arm) but has no other effect (ex. no speech or cognitive issues). I am sure he will start physical therapy soon but I am desperately trying to find out more information about his recovery. In particular, is there any cases or information on the recovery probabilities of his arm and leg? Thank you for your help...
Avatar m tn The disc then went back into place and movement was back to normal after a litle physiotherapy. Ever since it had become a yearly occurance of her unable to walk because she would loose power in her legs. last year she started having periods when she lost the power in her arms. Shortly after she lost the power in her legs. She hasn't had power in her legs or arms since and has to use a wheelchair to move and crutches.
Avatar n tn My wife aged 71 got diabetes type 2 as a result of stroke or medicines on stroke. As a result of stroke after six months or as aresult of medicines on stroke got vascular dementia. She forgets and repeats many time sthe same thing. Or these may be the results of after effects of stroke. She is stable on medines for some time but there is gradual decline in her cognitive abilities. Many times she had falls. we stopped making efforts so that she could independtly walk. Fearing her falls.
Avatar n tn Do you mean a physical trauma to someone that is recovering from a stroke? Or memory loss due to a stroke? Strokes can definitely cause memory loss. If trauma after a stroke, what kind? Trauma to the head? How long ago was the stroke? I know that the doctors and therapists were very worried about setbacks if my husband were to fall or hit his head by banging into something in the first few months after his stroke.
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 f tn I am not sure what you mean by eyes constricted—if this means you have tunnel vision or constricted vision then this can be due to optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma, high internal eye pressure, retinal detachment, occlusion of blood supply as in eye stroke, optic neuritis, and optic nerve edema. Tunnel vision is also possible after a history of head injury, concussion, brain damage and stroke. Hence it is important to first consult an eye specialist and then a neurologist. Take care!
Avatar f tn Yesterday while driving home from work, I experienced a numbness on the right side of my face and a sharp pain almost like a sinus headache not as a bad as a migraine. I didn't feel dizzy nor did I feel numb anywhere else. After a few minutes it went away. I honestly didn't think a thing about it until I told my husband last night and he said it might have been a mini stroke.
Avatar n tn Hi -- I wanted to let the list know that a PFO (a congenital hole in the heart) can sometimes be the cause of a cerebellar stroke -- it happened to me. I'm 47 and had an operation 3 yrs. ago -- after the surgery I had 3 days of intense vomiting. 2 wks. later I had a cerebellar stroke -- the symptoms were vomiting, vertigo, and complete loss of balance. The ambulance got me to the ER, and the ER drs. at my NYC hospital were great.
Avatar f tn Jq, my twin sister is 24, she just had a similar stroke like yours a couple years back. She started with a real bad headache and then couldn't feel her left arm or leg, she's in intensive care now.
Avatar n tn Trying to rehabilitate an obese patient after a stroke is indeed more difficult. For instance, just getting the patient up out of a wheel chair with a gait belt poses problems. My husband is a big guy and I feel his weight when I try to steady him to rise from his wheel chair. We have tumbled only once, but each time I help him transfer, I have this gnawing feeling that he is going to fall and sometime fall on me. That would be or could be disasterous.
Avatar n tn Could it be that since his speech was affected (and is MUCH better now) - and he even had SOME problem with swallowing for a few weeks after the stroke - that the muscles, etc in swallowing were also affected in some way that allows him to be continually swallowing air?
233616 tn?1312790796 Wonder why? Even after going through a windshield losing it on a hairpin curve, and moving a telephone pole a foot over in the ground, I was told "your back is fine"............. (without an MRI) for 5 years, only after constant insistance was I MRI'd turns out several discs were still ruptured/leaking and spine is permanently bent. Leaking discs secrete proteins the body has allergic reaction to...which produce great inflammatory pain. My doctor said this is not true....
1346447 tn?1327866172 My wife who was on this drug had a fall. She had external injury on forehead. external injury was cured after applying band aid. But we never thought of internal injury to brain. after about 20 days she went in to coma and within two days she expired due to extensive bleeding in the brain. There were no signs of internal bleeding except she gradually stopped eating her food. For want of signs of brain bleed there was neglect on our part.
Avatar m tn I am 35 years old and had an ischemic stroke a few weeks back. We aren't sure when it happened only that it did. Came after bouts of daily headaches and stress. I have normal BP and my cholesterol was slightly elevated but nothing significant. I had every heart test and everything was fine. They have me on 325mg of aspirin a day as well as 80mg of Lipitor and a multivitamin. My question is - not that I plan to get drunk or anything, but is it ok to occasionally drink?