Stroke effects on body

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Avatar n tn my dad had a stroke on may 3 08. Three weeks before that he had a defibrillator put in and they said that a blood clot was losed from the surgary and had went to his brain. his speech and memory was effect along with mood swings. since then he has progressed very well.
Avatar f tn I was life flighted to the ER where they ran all the tests to make sure it was a stroke. They gave me the clot busting drugs which reversed the effects of the stroke. but I'm having both numbness in both hands and arms. Does anyone have any answers?
18089930 tn?1463095290 When he suffers his stroke he loses function on one side of his body and becomes disoriented. He is taken to the ER right away. How long is he likely to be in the hospital? What is the plausibility for either lasting effects or a complete recovery?
Avatar n tn One of the most common after effects of strokes is severe or mild pain in various parts of the body. Pain can usually be minimized very easily with pain medication. Many will just require standard pain relief such as an aspirin while others may need something much stronger such as hospital-grade pain relief medications including morphine. Also, "aproximately 8 percent of people who have had a stroke will suffer from a neuropathic pain caused by damage to neurons in the brain".
Avatar n tn I thought I was suffering from a migraine but it turned out to have long term effects on my apperance, I have droppyness on the right side of my face, mental confusion from time to time, numbness in arms and hands and toes.and difficullty speaking muscle weakness,on the right side of my mri was clear like yours,but I have a complete occlusion in my left artery.I also have uncontrolled b.p.
Avatar n tn buttt i figured everything was fine because they told me if something was wrong they would call me..recently ive been gettin the weakness again..this time on the left side of my body..from my head to my feet.can anyone help me with this? can it be anxiety?? the thing is i get the weakness wehn im not panicing or anxious about anything..please someone help me.
Avatar n tn Complete paralysis or simple weakness on one side of the body (this happens on the opposite side of the body on which the stroke occurred), Speech difficulty, Trouble with swallowing and urination, Balance, coordination and cognitive problems (memory problems or difficulty following directions), Fatigue and Emotional disturbances. The recovery for stroke takes place in the following steps. Treatment – Symptomatic treatment begins as soon as the patient enters the hospital.
Avatar n tn I awoke in the middle of the night with heart palpitations, an anxious feeling, and numbness (pins and needles) on the right side of my body (in my arm, hand, leg, and foot). I also had a cold feeling in my left hand down to my fingertips. I awoke in the morning with a pain in the left side of my neck which subsided within 5 minutes or so. The numbness in my left arm did not go away however. So I went to the ER that evening.
Avatar n tn They told me I had a headache(did not feel one) and sent me home when I actually had a brain stem stroke..I got home and had another, but this one was down and out on the floor...My cholesterol was normal, my sugar was normal, my bp was 124/80...You could be in excellent shape but when the MRA(Juicy/Glow in the dark version of an MRI) is done, it could reveal that you got small arteries from heredity....Yep, dear ol' mom and dad... Not anyone's fault, but if you had a stroke..
Avatar n tn Body temperature is regulated through a number of complex neural feedback mechanisms primarily controlled by the hypothalamus (which can be damaged in a stroke). Body temperature is maintaineds through vasoconstriction, shivering, and secretion of norepinephrine, epinephrine and thyroxin. But the need for heat is also a part of the immune system.
Avatar n tn last week i had tia and i still feel needles and pins on the left side of my body..
Avatar n tn You can be stressed and also have a true medical condition. For example, if the weakness were on one side of the boy, you should be evaluated for stroke or TIA (i.e., transient stroke). Multiple sclerosis and post-seziure are other conditions that can present this way. If the symptoms migrated, migraine and seizure would be high on the differential. Are you on any medications? Medications can have side effects of lightheadedness and dizziness.
Avatar f tn I suffered a stroke 7 months ago, my recovery has been good however I suffer from extreme fatigue on a daily basis which effects my ability to progress further. Can anyone recommend/advise on ways that will help with this extreme fatigue.
Avatar n tn your moms age and cause and effect here. It depends on the meds your doc has her on in terms of handling her cholesterol and you didn't list those. In controlling the cholesterol yes it is a preventative measure for your mom...plaque builds up quickly when our levels are too high and put us in a definate risk group. Because she has had a CVA or stroke in the past does not mean she will have one in the future if she is being treated and supervised. Good luck w. your decision....
1452335 tn?1286278818 But stroke she is having recently. Stroke too is very mild. If some-body can high-light. My wife is having left caratid artery completely blocked. Since when can not be ascertained.
Avatar f tn My stroke was in aug.of 2007. I had a bleed on the right side of my brain although I didnt have any lingering effects hair has become really unmanageableand I have a hard time making it look presentable.I had MRI's and CAT scans could they have caused this?
Avatar f tn About 1-1/2 months ago he started experiencing mild itching on his legs and has now become chronic all over his body. Most of his meds have rash and itching side effects. Aggrenox was just changed to Plavix, but the itching has not stopped. 325mg of aspirin is also a future consideration as a blood thinner. He was given Ativan 0.5mg two days ago to stop the itching. The first night he practically scratched two wholes in his paralyzed arm.
Avatar n tn my doc put me on 100Mg of zoloft and mobic and then about an hour and a half after taking it for the first time I was in the hospital with left sided weakness, tingling, face droops, high (146 over 90) blood pressure, confusion. no stroke on ct or MRI. I stopped the medication but it happened again a week later. another MRI with contrast and still nothing. a year later and I still suffer form left sided weakness and personality changess that make me angry all the time. Nobody has any answers.
Avatar n tn BACKGROUND: On 9/17, my father felt a numbness on the right side of his body - mouth felt a "pull" & he had difficulty signing. He had an aspirin & went to a doc who said it was TIA. But the symptoms did not disappear in 24hrs.It is now 2 weeks; he is fine but still has difficulty signing. He met a neurosurgeon the next day who asked him to undergo tests.
Avatar f tn Welcome to the club, I also had a stroke and like most people it affects the right side of your body, Depending on the severity of your stroke only time will tell on how long the suffering will last some people never come out of it and learn to live with it, one of the best drugs that I have found so far is Gabapentin but I'm at the maximum a person can take in a day 3600mgs and also take hydrocodone twists a day but now my doctor brought a new drug into the picture Lyrica and I'm now taking 450
6201970 tn?1379629508 I would think that a stroke would have been evident on your MRI so it doesn't seem likely that you had a stroke. I don't know what kind of doc you are seeing but if they are saying it's MS you need to be seeing a neurologist and preferrably one who specializes in MS. It seems that docs are reluctant to diagnose MS unless they are really sure. Did you actually get this diagnosis or are they still investigating it, saying that MS is a possibility?
Avatar f tn Have you ever tried triptans? Also, you got me worried when you said you had stroke. Can that show up on an EKG or did you just get an MRI. I was wondering cause I have been getting lots of chest pains/heart palpitations plus migraines, went to ER couple wks ago, they ran and EKG and said my "everything was fine and it's just anxiety". ugh. Anyhow, if you want natural remedies I have heard herbs Butterbur and Feverfew help some people w/migraines.
Avatar n tn My stroke was this past May and I was diagnosed with colonus on the left side.(shaking of the body parts). I have recently had an EEG and I am awaiting the results of same....Did your dad lose consciousness as they told me they were partial seizures....only the EEG will tell....I understand that strokes may cause or set off epilepsy...Mine acts more like Parkinsons as my hand , elbow face just go ahead and have a "twitchin" contest.....
Avatar n tn Hi, my mom has paralysis second to stroke on her entire body for the past 8years now and there is no improvement. She's been in the same spot, no improvement, she's walking like a baby who just started walking. It gets difficult from time to time, especially because she has 3 college students and one who's still in high school and my dad who is the only one working a full time job almost 7days a week with 12hrs of work everyday.
Avatar n tn Am on various medications for stroke and angina, but received no advice whatsoever from our local hospital on how having a stroke would be likely to affect me. Stroke services in my part of the UK are set to cater strictly for the over 65's, and anyone younger than that has to find out anything they need by themselves.
Avatar n tn Take heart all. My wife of 34 years had a hemorrhagic stroke on March 30, 05 She was 53 years old. It was a rather nasty stroke. The aneurysm that bled was 16mm x 22mm. She required 13 (yes, I said 13) platinum coils. About 14 feet of wire. Three weeks in ICU and another three weeks in rehab. She was totally paralyzed at first. Her most significant impairment today is the loss of her left peripheral vision in both eyes.
Avatar n tn Hi wyvern, I am sorry you had a stroke. I had a major stroke on in Jan. 2010. I don't know who told you that you can't recover after 6 months, but they are flat wrong. It took me 4 months before I even started to try and re-learn to read and write again and I am better than when I started and I get better every day. It is very slow, improvements happen each day and will continue. The stroke recover is a life long journey, but it doesn't stop at 6 months.
Avatar f tn hello Strokewife, my name is Christine, 48 years old, had a stroke shortly after my 48th bday on March 19th, not a spring chicken either, but a runner.Thought I was invincible and Im talking to people as much as possible as the down time for me is hard, i used to be so busy, multi tasker and juggled two jobs which caught up to me... Ive been given a second chance, told my story on facebook and got alot of response. IF ONE person listened to me, then I got my point to accross.