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Avatar n tn My 55 yr old mother had a "massive" hemorrhagic stroke Feb. 18/05. The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down.
Avatar m tn The definition of a TIA is that symptons of the stroke disappear after 24 hours. So I would have him go back to the doctor and get a scan of his brain since it seems some fine motor control was affected. With therapy and neuroplasticity he should be able to get better.Make sure he gets information on how to prevent a second stroke from happening.
Avatar n tn at first after my mothers stroke we used a dry erase board.keeping things simple. My mom had a left h stroke also affected her whole right side and speech. The thing we did was just kept talking to her, always including her in conversations. After we brought her home our speec therapists didn't do too much. I got online and found a website speech bungalo you can download free trials to see what needs to be worked on most and you can order the program. These things really helped my mom.
547196 tn?1214633706 I have done a ton of research, even began writing a book...I do not know what your daughter may have read (or where) but CP is NOT genetic. It is in it's most simplistic definition: brain damage affecting muscle function/motor control. Certain diseases mimic CP and some genetic disorders can lead to this type of brain damage if left undiagnosed/untreated. My very best recommendation is for your daughter to undergo genetic testing prior to conceiving if she is concerned about a genetic condition.
Avatar f tn It can also be caused by temporal lobe seizures, sinusitis, brain tumors, migraine, Parkinson's disease and stroke. Discuss these options with your doctor when you happen to meet him next time. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn “A transient ischemic attack (TIA, often colloquially referred to as “mini stroke”) is caused by the changes in the blood supply to a particular area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that persists, by definition, for less than 24 hours; if symptoms persist then it is categorized as a stroke.” “The most common cause of a TIA is an embolus that occludes an artery in the brain.
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Avatar m tn Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! Since your blood pressure is high these could be episodes of transient ischemic attack wherein the blood supply to brain is temporarily cut off. The episodes last for a maximum of 24 hours and then resolve or a new symptom starts. To diagnose this you need a prompt evaluation (within 60 minutes) to identify the cause and determine appropriate therapy. CAT Scans or MRI done later or when you are fine will not reveal anything.
Avatar n tn Hi all, I had a stroke when I was 21 years old, It was a small stroke and due to my age and stamina only took me 4 months to recover, since then I have been on no medication. I am now 30 years old and now looking back have begun to realise that the problems I am experiencing could be due to TIA's and side effects of the stroke. I am very "up and down", have (which is the opposite to some) very bad hearing.
655242 tn?1229476344 Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! I am sorry to hear about your symptoms. Since your MRI have come back normal, which I am glad they have, then brain and cervical spine pathology is ruled out. The other possibility is an autoimmune disease like Sjogren’s Syndrome, which would explain all your symptoms. Associated with it are swollen glands, joint pains, SLE, autoimmune thyroiditis, GERD, lung inflammation etc. A small group of patients can have cancer of the lymph gland.
Avatar f tn If I'm not mistaken, sinus tachycardia is defined as a supraventricular tachycardia even at rate 101, and even a heart rate of 101 is abnormal if it doesn't have a cause. I wouldn't be happy if my RHR at 08.00 AM was above 100. Today it was 46, that's pr definition outside normal range. I know the cause is a high stroke volume (I have an EF in the high 70s) and it's asymptomatic, so it doesn't bother me. As I'm writing this, my heart rate is 68.
Avatar f tn Thought this was a possible side-effect of the Cymbalta, however I've been on it for so long I don't know why I'd be having these symptoms now. Also been feeling very depressed. In writing this I have had the zinging sensation over 5 times - in my head - on my face. Don't know if this is enough info to even give you the slightest clue.
Avatar n tn My heart was reported as slightly enlarged. No other abnormalities were reported. I'm writing because I originally went to the Dr. for "extra" beats and was put on a holter monitor - 209 PVCs a day. I told the doctor I also got another rhythm that felt like my heart was beating backwards. I was told - by three different Drs - it was probably nothing to worry about.
Avatar n tn By definition, a TIA or RIND should not leave any focal deficit, therefore if you have a deficit then by definition, you have had a stroke. The third question, no MRI will not pick up plaque. Two tests, one would be a MRA but the gold standard would be an arterogram. These would show changes in blood flow and hence either narrowing or plaque formation. A doppler of the carotid would also show plaque or narrowing in the extracranial vessels.
1207048 tn?1282177904 In the last little bit I've been mixing up letters or numbers. It is happening more often. If I'm writing I might switch a couple letters in a word. Or, I might completely forget how to even spell the word in the first place. Yesterday, my husband needed some numbers from our car to do the registration. As I was telling him, instead of saying "1-A-2-3-4" I said "i-A-3-2-4" then corrected myself.
Avatar f tn Do some research to find a very clear and simple definition of Chiari Malformation and its debilitating symptoms so you can share it with family members so that they may come to understand your situation. I also wonder how your sister function with the same condition. Chiari is a difficult life to live, and having loved ones support you would ease your burden a lot. Does your sister support you? Does she live near you?
544292 tn?1268886268 Day 32! Five simple rules of happiness: 1. Free your heart from hatred. 2. Free your mind from worries. 3. Live simply. 4. Give more. 5. Expect less. Breathe in Faith... Breathe out Fear... Happy Day 32! Slept 9 solid hours, woke up feeling HAPPY! Three steps backwards yesterday, seven steps forward this morning! YES! To me it it beyond impressive!
572651 tn?1531002957 It was full of information and I could barely keep up with the note writing. Dr. Matthew McCoyd, Loyola University, was the featured doctor and he was excellent. He gave several points in medical terminology and then told us what it really means, which I appreciate. Unfortuantely there was one caller who monopolized a good 10-15 minutes with his questions, that ticked me off, but other than that it was time well spent.
10996785 tn?1432816577 From the beginning I've had problems with my medication. My throat swelled shut from Eefexor. Next pneumonia, struggle for 2 weeks. Next a stroke that I'm still recovering from. I just can't take it anymore. All these problems that I've tried to overcome and I still have a serious anxiety problem that is knocking the life out of me. I may go back on a benzo. Possibly Ativan or klonipine <sp) I hate to do this. My clean time means the world to me right now.
Avatar dr m tn Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attack and stroke. ____________________________________________ Steven Y. Park, M.D., author of Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. Endorsed by New York Times best-selling authors Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Mark Liponis, and Mary Shomon. www.doctorstevenpark.
Avatar n tn It's ok not to know the answer. At the time of the stroke symptoms I had I was using the birth control patch Ortho Evra. I was told by everyone to stop. I did. I haven't had any other kind of episode. No headaches before or after. I had a dull ache in my head while I lost vision and had numbness in my left side in November when I went to the ER. Is there a way to really tell the difference between a TIA and a Complicated headache?
147426 tn?1317269232 They occasionally appear quite suddenly and may look like a stroke. They may or may not be accompanied by new signs on physical exam indicating a new area of damage in the brain/spinal cord. A relapse "can" include something that is found on physical exam that was not noticed by the patient, like a problems with eye movements, or a newly positive Babinski sign, or reflexes that become pathologically brisk. A new or worsened symptom must last at least 24 hours.
Avatar n tn It is seen in patients who have had a stroke as well. How old are you? Do you smoke, have high blood pressure etc.? Since they did the MRI I'm sure thats not the case. Lyme Disease is also something to concider. Lupus as well so make sure they are checking all possibilities. Good luck and sorry to hear about the recent episodes!
Avatar n tn By definition, a TIA or RIND should not leave any focal deficit, therefore if you have a deficit then by definition, you have had a stroke. The third question, no MRI will not pick up plaque. Two tests, one would be a MRA but the gold standard would be an arterogram. These would show changes in blood flow and hence either narrowing or plaque formation. A doppler of the carotid would also show plaque or narrowing in the extracranial vessels.
335728 tn?1331418012 This article talks about a woman who lost the ability to dream after a stroke. They don't say exactly what structure of the brain it was, but they say it was deep in the back part of the brain.
Avatar f tn optic neuritis L-eye, multiple falls, stumbles and balance issues, intolerance to cold (and more recently to favorite hot tub now makes me act like I’m having a stroke – which was no fun considering I was at the YMCA when it struck), and fatigue that hits like a car running out of gas. Tests performed: -MRI of brain in 2009 was normal (not MS protocol, nor T3, nor contrast) -Recent MRI of Thoracic spine revealed 3 lesions (all approx.
Avatar m tn Good Doctors will not prescribe medication unless necessary. If I go to my Doctor and say "I feel fine", she will not prescribe anything unless a blood test states otherwise. For example, if you are rushed to hospital because you are having a stroke, do you A) have clot busting medication , OR B) say "don't worry, I will eat fruit and veg instead".
365850 tn?1207700206 much like everything else in life! And it is certainly a disease, it depends on your definition and how you're using the word. Many things are "diseases," not just typical things like cancer. It may not seem like a disease when you're only 19... drug use didn't seem to be to be a big deal at all when I was that age... 4 years later, BANG! Your life is almost ruined. Anyways, adios everybody!
Avatar f tn I sat there for a while and realized I wasn’t going to figure it out. Later I was writing a grocery list or something- and when I looked back over it I had left out some letters in some of the words and hadn’t even realized it as I was writing. Well that scared the crap out of me so I asked my doctor about it and she said it didn’t seem like I had a stroke and ordered an MRI. When the MRI results came in I got a copy and immediately googled everything.