Stroke effects on body

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Avatar m tn What is this numbness i get on the left side of my body? my face and hand go numb and it scares the life out of me, i take migraleve when it starts an they do help, but is this numbness serious? hope you can help, thank you.
Avatar f tn Hi, I had a right sided stroke two weeks ago. 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?1463091690 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 m tn I figured it was a stroke but symptoms of stokes indicate a numbness on one side of the body so I do not know what this was. I have not had much long term symptoms from them but I have been suffering from bad depression/bad moods. anyone who can help me out thank you.
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".
18089930 tn?1463091690 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 To get detailed answers about the effects of near death experiences on the body, it would be best to talk to a doctor or even a med student. Good luck on your book.
Avatar f tn sounds like you have had a stroke at some point on the left side of your brain, and thats why your right side of your body is affected. I am no doctor or no know it all, however I had a small stroke myself 3yrs ago, and that is exactly the same symptoms that I had, beside's my speech was affected more, I studdered a lot when I would talk, plus it really affected my short term memory.I also have a strong history of migraines and was told that the two are related.
Avatar m tn One of things to do, is to have office mates and family members aware of the warning signs that you have had a stroke, because if you get to the hospital quickly, you can usually stop most of the bad effects of the stroke. But often when someone has a stroke, they have no idea about it. I am very tuned in to my body, but waking up in paralysis and not being able to speak, I didn't have a clue that anything was wrong with me. Ones' judgment can be affected by the stroke.
Avatar f tn i have to be very careful about what i take just because i have allergies to a lot of things and im on a lot of medications. yes my stroke was on the right side. cerebellum. traveling in cars, oh forget that... thats to much. your doing a lot for what you have been through. i couldnt do that. so you doing all of that is amazing. your support system must be great. wow completely paralyzed and not being able to speak? cant believe that. good thing that did not happen.
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 I went off the drug at my request when I found the FDA warning letter doing research on the drug on my own-- having spent my life addicted to nothing more than tobacco, I did not want to be addicted to any other substance. (Thank you, psychiatrist!) Simply missing a dose of this drug can cause one to have flu-like symptoms, which also was not explained/stressed by my psychiatrist.
368646 tn?1208393887 Around 3 1/2 yrs. ago I (F,37) had a hemorrhagic stroke due to burst cavernous hemgioma with subsequent brain surgery to remove it. It was a mild stroke, but I still have many deficits (double-vision, ataxia, etc). Aftertrying many drugs and therapies, my Neurologist is at a loss. I have the HSV-1 virus and was doing some research on how the virus can be reactivted during brain surgery. I have posed this to my Neurologist and she prescribed Acyclovir (400 mg 5x/day orally).
Avatar n tn Hi Robbie, Yes you did have a small stroke. Your headaches are common after a stroke no matter how big or small the stroke its. The bad thing is that a headache caused from your stroke is that there is not much to do about it. I had monster headaches after my stroke. The good news is that it will go away in time. Your brain is re-wiring itself around the dead spot and all of the extra activity are probably causing the headaches.
Avatar n tn PLEASE HELP, does this ever improve or get back to normal??? Also, I was told that I had a stroke on the right side of my brain since the left part of my body was affected. What side of everyones body was affected? For me it was the left side which means that the stroke was in the right side of my brain and vice versa. And are there different lingering effects for each side. Any comments would be greatly appreciated Thank you!
Avatar f tn Hi, I have suffered severe migraines on the right side of my body since I was 5. I was told it was my sinuses, then allergies, and so forth. I later began to get the pain you are talking about all down the right side of my body. I am 28 years old now and still have migraines, I have taken everything from BC powders, goodies, tylenol, advil, motrin, aleeve, and Imitrx, Inderol and Relpax. The last 3 were prescription b/c the others no longer worked.
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 f tn That would be due to the stroke. Strokes affect your brain and body! If you had a stroke then it will take time to recover, just give it some time. I know it is frustrating and I know you want to get back to normal give it some time and work hard at it.
Avatar f tn My mother in law had a stroke back at the beginning of March. She has severe arthritis in one knee in particular and has difficulty rehabbing because the knee fills with blood due to the arthritis and she cannot get to the point of standing to do the therapy. The coumadin has left her depressed, dizzy, cold and overall loss of appetite. She wants to recover but this drug is very difficult. It comes to the point of quality of life...
Avatar m tn I also have a couple lessions we are not sure why, and a small stroke that show on my MRI. If you suffer some type of injury to the brain that can begin the seizures. I hope this helps. There are many good websites,, (this one is really good) You could also call the local Epilepsy support center and they may be able to answer both you and your wife's questions. I sure can agree it is scary and I hate taking medication when it is not needed!!
Avatar f tn i have a feeling that something heavy is moving, on the left side of ny face, and stabbing chest pains sharp pains, and my chest hurts when i move. headache on the left side, dizzy when standing up, it feels so real like am going to fall.
Avatar f tn n discuss this with your husband but use finassei still go through thedepresssion with my stroke from more than 6 yrs ago but i have very few i can talk to it is a lildisappionting but im learning to cope
Avatar f tn I went off it because of the side effects but because the BCP is not working I had to go back on it for three months. The first shot i felt like **** and the second, well within two days i fell into a depression. This drug is wrong in every way. Yes it does the job of what its supposed to do but causes so many side effects and some that change your life in ways that can never be put back to the way it was. in my opinion i wouldnt go on it. Lurpon and any BCP jsut suppresses the enevitable.
575214 tn?1218040360 Aspirin, taken daily in low-to-medium doses (50-325 mg), is an effective and inexpensive first-choice agent for reducing recurrent stroke risk.Similarly,clopidogrel(plavix)is taken to decrease the chance of stroke recurrence. To decrease the thrombus or emboli, fibrinolytic drugs are to be taken. Tissue plasminogen activator is a fibrinolytic protein and it will reduce the size of thrombus or the blockage.
1452335 tn?1286275218 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 I heard the exact opposite from the chief of neurology at a major hospital. He said "trust me, I see thousands of strokes and rarely see a person suffer headaches afterwards" I agree with you that it is common..and don't think you need to be a doctor to hear what people are saying. I worruy about the intra-cranial pressure on the brain. I think if he keeps suffering this way his body will break down. I'm really afraid for him.
1133274 tn?1260361928 The last time I was at the doctor for check up, I told her about all the common issues and effects of the stroke to me. She assured me that it is normal because I´m still on schock after the stroke and of course the body gets weaker that before. So I´m trying to think more positive and relax my mind, though I sometimes could get very scared and very emotional that my heart pumps like hell. Anyway I´m on medication with blood thinner and something for cholesterol.