Stroke effects journal

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Avatar n tn Haven't had a response on my first question concerning symptoms of a possible mini stroke or withdrawal symptoms from precocet or elavil. Should I take my husband to doctor - his office does not open until 9:00 am my time.
Avatar f tn I have depression it seams like all my friends don't want to hang out or talk to me any more? I still have effects from the stroke when I get tried my left side gets weak and my leg will start to drag but thats only when I get tried from walking to much on my long walks. what gets me sad is know one wants to be friends with me any more I get lonely! I have a great hubby and 2 great kids but I need friends to.
Avatar n tn I recommend keeping a journal of events-- then you can look back for patterns. A stroke can mess up ways of processing information, of communicating. The stroke person and the significant others need to learn to communicate anew which can be done with good humor and attention. My mother can't get pronouns we've joined her in screwing them up and we now rely on context more than precision of language.
Avatar n tn I also had a stroke and all of my top doctors said that it is more dangerous to stay on blood thinners for your whole life than to be off of them....especially if it was because of the pill! For example, if a person on blood thinners were in a car accident, they would most likely bleed out. I was only on them for a year and then I was put on aspirin and now on baby aspirin. You should look into these options.
Avatar m tn Yes I have medication side effects that are in clinical study myself that are neurological but they are researching them and understanding what they are and I am working with them. Bipolar disorder is a specific psychiatric disability. It would not be caused by medications but they could cause mood disruptions.
2175879 tn?1338358628 Doing a journal on my diet, weight, and diabetes numbers after my TIA/Stroke. Talking to one of my doctors two days ago, he read a new article that states that the medical comunity has revised their take on TIA's. They now no that there can be a longer recovery period than previously believed (1 to 24 hours), and even permanent damage. I now realize that I am having troubles remembering things I did just the day before (like what I ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Avatar n tn I experienced the side effects I was told could happen, worse cramps and heavier bleeding. I am fine with these because my choice for birth control is very limited because I get blood clots and cannot take the pill. However, I am wondering if anyone has experienced a decrease in thier sex drive becasue of it. I am only 29 years old, married to a very wonderful and attractive man, but honestly I could care less about sex.
Avatar f tn If your dads situation is anything like my sisters, he cannot ask for the help himself nor is he completely aware of what is going on, you need to be his voice. Keep a journal of all the medication that is given along with the side effects that you notice. This record keeping will help in the long run. Don't be afraid to speak up and question things. The more involved you are, the better he will be taken care of. To most of them, this is just another patient passing through.
8512984 tn?1398466958 far from the truth pain drive a person to insanity it's no way to live. i had a sever stroke couldn't feel my feet hands was a mess still don't know much or how long i was in the hospital. i was in CCU an ICU i remember leaving the ICU to a reg room. my memory was lost it was hardest part of it all. i couldn't remember ppl faces names or words an i see things they was all foreign to me..
Avatar m tn He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
Avatar n tn Are there any harmful long-term effects of DXM? For example, if you take one bottle of Robitussin every month. Also, is there a difference between the cough syrup and the gel caps?
Avatar f tn Hello Sara, Yes I had a carotid artery dissection stroke. Its kind of...funny?(cant think of a better, describing word atm) I guess of how similar the side effects of the stroke were for us both. I had same migraines..and I am sooooo sorry that you have them to. They are HELL! The first year was the worste.
Avatar n tn Is it like saying just taking longer birth control pills? What are the side effects? What are the benefits? Has FDA approved? Where i can search more about Yaz? Will it affect my future plan of having a healthy pregnancy? Also, i was told if i do want to get pregnant, i should wait 6 months after taking the birth control pills. is that true?
451975 tn?1372332199 My husband gave me an aspirin when he realized I couldn't respond to him and took me to the hospital 5 min. from our home. I was treated as a stroke patient and sent to the downtown Toronto Stroke Centre. Unfortunately, by the time I arrive by ambulance, (about 3 hrs. later), it was too late to administer the 'stroke buster' shot that was planned. After about 4 hours, slowly, I began to regain feeling in my left fingers and forearm.
Avatar n tn and after I finished that tx I Had many side effects that lasted for almost 2 years. Pain from joints lack of energy, insomnia, brain fog and reduced cognitive process. But the one that contributed to most of this was interferon induced depression, I thought it was from the drugs that some how they had screed up my head. Once I started treatment for the depression everything came back into place and I felt great again. This recovery started about 5 months before I did this last tx.
Avatar m tn In fact, the authors of the study conclude that “it is unlikely that high consumption of milk or other food sources of calcium during mid-life will confer substantial protective effects against hip or forearm fractures.” [1] There are several other large-scale studies that show that high calcium intakes double the risk of hip fracture. [2] After all we’ve been told, how could this be?
480448 tn?1426952138 I could deal with the fear of an MI or stroke, of dying, with all the other nasty side effects of a full blown pa, but these made me feel like I was going insane and I found THAT more terrifying than dying! Your words will help many who didn't have a clear understanding of what was happening to them. Thanks from all of us!
568322 tn?1370169040 (***For educational purposes only. Not to be taken as medical advice or used to try to sell anything. My sincere thanks to George Henderson for joining me in attempting the impossible) Post treatment sides are caused by TLRs (Toll-Like Receptors).
480448 tn?1426952138 ONE important thing to remember that I learned, and have never forgotten is that these two effects CANNOT exist without anxiety.....but that anxiety can exist without these sensations. Derealization is basically a change, an alteration in the PERCEPTION or experience of the external other words...everything LOOKS very strange, very "unreal" (movie like, in my experiences). Depersonalization is a subjective experience of unreality of one's self. So the difference is...
Avatar n tn Posted By Denise O. on January 03, 1999 at 21:22:12: In Reply to: pvcs and stroke? posted by Lisa on January 03, 1999 at 19:23:00: I just read in my new issue of American Health for Women that people with irregular heartbeats are at greater risk for strokes. I am 31 and have pvc's and this new information cited by SUNY Buffalo Medical School frightens me. Do they mean pvc's when they refer to irregular hearbeats? Am I at risk even though I have no heart disease? Thanks...
Avatar n tn (not this one) Okay, now, my concern is the effcts after STOPPING yasmin. I understand that all bc pills are different and so are we women as far as side effects go. I have read postings about women who stopped taking yasmin and have experienced the following: - anxiety, panic attacks, heart palpitations and fluttering - depression - excessive weight gain - hair loss *I already have a prob. with depression, anxiety and panic attacks, so I am currently on medication.
Avatar n tn I am 77, had a partial penectomy in 2000 due to cancer, I am not clear on you condition, however, I have had recurrent uti's since, the infections get more complicated, symptoms now are confusion, slurred speech, they resemble stroke symptoms, antibiotics have their own side effects, please consult with several qualified urologists regarding your condition, not many have any experience with penectomys, I found a urologist in early stage that wanted to do a full penectomy, so he could write a th
Avatar f tn The major causes of mortality and morbidity for carotid endarterectomy surgery are myocardial infarction, stroke, neurological deficit (transient and permanent), temporary loss of certain cranial nerve function (resulting in notable paralysis to muscles in the mouth, throat, neck and shoulders), permanent vocal cord paralysis and neck haematoma.
Avatar f tn cardiac arrest, sudden death, stroke, heart attack, angina. One of the main reasons people are living longer even though their health habits and diets are terrible is treating hypertension.
1466984 tn?1310564208 Well, I already figured out that the numbness was NOT a stroke, as it would resolve on it's own with no stroke like side effects, and I am not one that likes to go to the doctor. SO I just waited until my annual gyn appt to bring it up and see if he felt it needed to be addressed. He felt it was probably a pinched nerve, so off I went to the orthopedist.
Avatar n tn It's my understanding that every stroke effects people differently and in the case of eye sight, some people recover and some don't. Just NEVER GIVE UP.
Avatar n tn In July 2001 I had a stroke and it was later discovered that I have a 2mm (quite small) PFO. The dr's said that the PFO was the most likely cause of my stroke. In Oct, I had a TEE and it was then decided to start me on coumadin. I am now on 8mg daily. I am cautious about being on the coumadin with it's potential side effects. What are the risks of having another clot pass through the PFO? Are they high enough to remain on the coumadin indefinately?
Avatar m tn (6,7) These effects are similar to those of statins and would be expected to provide comparable benefits, without side effects and at a lower cost. Crestor and other statin drugs have serious side effects. The incidence of established side-effects, such as rhabdomyolysis (0.3 per 10,000 per year), myopathy (1.1 per 10,000) and peripheral neuropathy (1.2 per 10,000 per year) seems low, (8) but may be underestimated as it takes time to establish long-term side-effects.
Avatar m tn I'm talking about atypical antipsychotics like Seroquel, Abilify, Solian, Lonasen and Risperdal. Recent research out of the UK, soon to be published in the British Medical Journal, shows that these drugs could raise the risk of serious blood clots called venous thromboembolisms. Researchers looked at records for 25,532 people over a wide range of ages -- 16 to 100 -- who developed deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism between 1996 and 2007, and what they found is pretty darn frightening.
1580318 tn?1550258081 Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease — or worse. But this important information is often shrouded from public view, which intentionally perpetuates the myth that the benefits of FDA-approved drugs far outweigh any risks.