Stroke effects on left side of brain

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Avatar n tn This will depend on the area of the brain affected, the more extensive the area of brain affected, the more functions that are likely to be lost. If there was no trauma to this area, this could be an infection or nerve-related problem (if the lips are numb). You can have this evaluated further for proper diagnosis. Complete medical history and physical examination are important in assessing if other tests should be done. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Finally, the morning I was having a stroke I was on the internet with a group of fellow professionals from around the world. I left a message which I forgot about, there are 7 weeks out of my life that I don't remember, had a few wild dreams though, but last week a friend sent me a link to the message that I posted, when I read it I was shocked but laughter cured it, the message simply said: Splat.
Avatar f tn I ended up firing my PT and physiatrist because they had no idea of how to do stroke rehabilitation. There are tremendous resources available on the web with lots of searching.
Avatar f tn Is it possible to have risidual side effects from this type of stroke? I don't understand why it is taking so long for me to regain my strength. Are there others out there with anything similar?
Avatar f tn We have opted not to have him put on meds because of his age, the ugly side effects and the fact that they won't cure him. We did buy a homeopathic formula for $45 online and he seems better. This might be wishful thinking on our part, but we feel we are doing something to help him feel more comfortable. I've read that Cushings can involve brain tumors. I believe poodles are prone to Cushings. Is your dog drinking more than usual? Thinking of you tonight.
Avatar n tn my mom had a thalamic stroke (hypertensive bleed) on the left side of her brain. she is alert but unresponsive...she has been in the hospital snce sept 29th of 2009...she can follow me when i visit her and seems to hear those around her,..she had a tracheotomy and PEG (tube feed). does anyone know what the recovery time is for this type of stroke and the prognosis? we have done alot of praying and the doctors can't tell us anything.
1133274 tn?1260365528 What could possibly happen to someone who just had a mild stroke with a little blood clotting on the right side of the brain? I´m a mother of two, seperated for a couple of years now. I just suffered from a mild stroke last week. I undergone all the test right after i reached the ER. I had CT scanning.... but they sent me to MR scanning because they can´t really see if i had a blood clotting. I regained the feeling on my left side after 5 hours in the hospital...
Avatar f tn This is a very interesting and important question you raise. I'm not aware of high risk of stroke in the population of people taking Plavix. My guess it is less as it it inhibits blood clots, but if a stroke would occur, it would complicate the issue. Like your husband, I bruise extemely easily and I am taking both Plavix as well as 80mg aspirin.
Avatar f tn Because of the stroke, which I am assuming was caused by a clot in the brain since they are treating her with blood thinners, she needs to be on a thinner indefinitely. If she takes nothing, the chances of her having another stroke related to a clot is high. I am not sure if her physician would be agreeable to try a simple 81 mg baby aspirin with her. Plavix is another blood thinner that is prescribed also.
Avatar n tn I took this drug and had life threatening side effects and it took away a year of my life. Please do alot of research on this drug........I mean really research the meaning of serotonin syndrom, hypotremia, heart and suicidal possible side effects. I wouldn't want anyone to go through what I have experienced. My best to you all.
29837 tn?1414538248 I take 3 ibprophen and sometimes put an ice pack on the back of my neck. Have you experienced any side effects with low or decreased sex drive? I am only in my 2nd month... about 6 weeks into treatment... my viral load went from 5,390,000 to 73 in 3 weeks... i am elated... what a trade off my boyfriend says to living with Hep C... which i agree. Did you notice a weight gain.... I was drinking BOOST... which I have now stopped... maybe that was the reason... last ...
Avatar n tn I saw this posted on a website about side effects of IUDs: The Mirena IUD can cause ovarian cysts. Some women using the Mirena stop bleeding altogether. Usually their menstrual periods return when the IUD is removed. Mirena can cause weight gain, headaches, increased blood pressure, acne, depression, and decrease in sex drive. Also, I have repeatedly seen information that states if you have a strange fluid or odor coming from you vagina, you should get in touch with your health care provider.
Avatar n tn Hello, Tingling on the left side of the body means that there may be an abnormality in the right side of the brain.It can be a neurological pathology like motor neuron disease,TIA or stroke or autoimmune condition like multiple sclerosis in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system (CNS), leading to demyelination.It can be diagnosed by MRI brain and MRS of the brain.
Avatar n tn Rather, they clog up the larger arteries that supply the larger parts or lobes of the brain like the cortex (outer part of the brain) or deeper parts, but not the brainstem (typically). With balance and fall risks, you may want to reconsider the treatment with coumadin as a fall with head injury could result in serious consequences such as bleeding in the brain. I'm assuming that the coumadin is for the "hole in the heart.
Avatar f tn (35 year, male)To start I have suffered from migraines off and on for about 10 years now and about a year ½ ago I had a dull head ache that lasted about a month and during that time I started getting numbness on the left side of my body. It is focused mostly in the left side of my face and my left arm but at time it does go down my leg and the left side of my torso. Got scared and called the doctor, they sent me to the emergency room for a ct scan...perfectly fine.
Avatar f tn Hi Sorry to hear about your episode :( I'm not surprised by your fatigue, it's par for the course. However, the presence of numbness & movement deficits lead me to think that you had more than a TIA. By definition, the symptoms of a TIA completely resolve within 24 hours. Are your symptoms a carry over from the original episode or did they appear later? If later, I suggest you get checked out again. Also you mention spastic movements - have you been diagnosed with spasticity?
Avatar f tn I see her as she struggles to regain control of muscle mobility on her left side.Although, her right side is fine. Over the last couple of days, my mother seemed to becoming more depressed which it was understandable. Her doctor suggested to my family that she be put on anti-depressants. It was decided by the majority of my family and my mother. She would NOT receive any anti-depressant medicine.
Avatar n tn Hello dear, You probably had a Transient Ischaemic Attack or a mini stroke caused by the temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that usually persists for less than 24 hours.The most frequent symptoms include temporary loss of vision ; difficulty speaking (aphasia); weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis); and numbness or tingling (paresthesia), usually on one side of the body.
Avatar n tn Anyway, I don't think the OP was experiencing side-effects from ephedrine. The side-effects wouldn't have gone on for that long. I also hope the guy finally 1) got health insurance, and 2) started telling his doctors the truth! Geez! I have limited experience with ephedrine - at one point last year I tried taking Hydro-Lean (obtained under the counter), and then messed me up even on less that the full dose.
Avatar n tn I basically lost at first my entire left side..hearing, vison too on the left side. They diagnosed the hearing as tinitus...I still hear a constant noise like a high speed motor. It is lessened by a radio or tv on..Silence is the worst !! He may be like me and lost the muscle control in his left eye....Look up post traumatic vision syndrome....Yes, I have been through many specialists. I was a City Employee also but I was a water and sewer manager in Virginia. Ask the doc for an MRA...
Avatar f tn I flushed my face/eyes with cold water closed my eyes and waited then when I opened them I could see clearly however, now my left side of my head from my forehead/timple down to my shoulder was pounding like a very severe migrane. I went to the Dr. they said it appeared I may have either had a mild stroke or and optical migrane. My test showed (MRI, CT SCAN) that I have white spots on my brain. The Dr. said they are cause by my cholesteral being high 198 trigleserides.
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 Could I have had a stroke, or is there something else going on invloving seisures or my brain. My neurologist has an appointment to see me, but it isn't for 2 months -- I can't wait, I need help now, I can't work this way.
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176104 tn?1295208452 After six months of unsatisfactory relief from Baclofen therapy, the complications and consequences of the side-effects forced my hand to seek alternative paths. The alternatives were few [handful of other meds that had comparable, significant cognitive impact; some were impractically invasive [e.g. surgically implanted baclofen pump].
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Avatar n tn In my case, alcoholism had something to do with the fact that my life left me, but the drinking certainly kicked in full gear when she left me of 17 years. This went on solid for 2+ years and there were few moments I wasn't lit-up. The divorce had a different effect on me than you, I lost a lot of weight. This was because I had this idea in my mind if I started gaining weight, I my low self esteem would be forces to sink deeper, plus I wouldn't be able to get laid.
Avatar n tn Mri shows scar on left brain. What could this be from and what does it mean? I have never had a concussion etc...or hit my head that hard... Doctor didn't explain much and said i had to wait to talk about it until all my exams were complete... help!!!
Avatar n tn 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. There they did a CT scan of my head and did not find anything abnormal. The ER doctor chalked it up to bad side effects from the Maxalt which should go away on their own.
Avatar f tn Yesterday had a bad one that included classic migraine symptoms of pain concentrated to one area above the right eye, sensitivity to light and noise, vomiting, overall weakness, finally slept for 6 hours. Pain was on the same side as the stroke. This was the worst one of the 3 I've had in the past few months. Do people who have suffered stroke become more prone to migraines? Is adult onset of migraines common? Wouldn't they have started at a younger age?