Stroke effects on swallowing

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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 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 n tn he is mostly swallowing on his own, he has said the odd word (but not when he tries)....thats about it. He is still on a feeding tube and has trouble even sitting up. He seems to understand most of what we say, but its hard to be sure of that. He can identify numbers and even count, but pictures and other tests he has failed. (Strangely enough he can sing old songs he remembers if we play the music and sing along with him).
144586 tn?1284669764 Comments on providing nutrition and hydrationto those with difficulties swallowing. Comments welcome.
Avatar n tn I have had the same problem with no abnormality of my heart structure itself. Never had a stroke and was put on beta blocker to keep my heart rate low.
Avatar n tn It has been three months after the event and the following is part of a neuro consult--left hemisphere stroke, on CT chronic changes of subcortical white matter disease and remote focal infarctions associated with significant atrophy, significant spastic hemiparesis and language difficulty. He also feels she has reached a plateau with little expectation for future improvements. Probable underlying dementia superimposed on the stroke. I would like help dealing with her spasticity issues.
Avatar m tn One thing is they had my dad on dilantin from the time of his stroke until just this past month. While he was on this, he would do weird things like wanting to go home whenever he was already home. Every day he seams to get a little better. It is a long hard road, and we have been through many ups and downs, but hopefully he will continue to get better. Good luck...
Avatar n tn My father had a similar sounding stroke on Dec. 8, 2006. He seemed pretty alert, spoke well, could swallow, etc. His major problems were left side paralysis and double vision. After about three weeks, he took his first steps and within 2 weeks of that was walking 40 feet with a walker. He was not able to start moving his left hand until about 4 weeks in. At that point, he could move all fingers and make a loose fist.
Avatar n tn My sister in law suffered an aneurysm when she was 41 years old in 2002, she was in ICU for 3 1/2 weeks, had the stroke on a Thursday, surgery to clip the aneruysm on a Monday. In a coma for 4 days and on life support. after 3 1/2 - 4 weeks in ICU she was in the rehab part of the hospital for 3 weeks, then transferred to a long term rehab out of town and was there for 3 months. She came home after that.
Avatar f tn Haven't you gotten any advice from his doctors? After my stroke at age 56, I could not function on my right side, could not find words to speak, had difficulty understanding what was being said to me and had swallowing problems amongst other problems. After months of physical therapy I was able to function fairly well on my right side and speak well enough to give adult training sessions.
1518414 tn?1290851851 When I got him home from the shelter I noticed that when he purrs he starts swallowing/breathing with his mouth open a little bit. This continued as long as he purrs, which led me to immediately set up an appointment with the Vet to get him checked out. His vet is great, doing a full exam on him and making sure that he was comfortable the whole time.
Avatar f tn Still, in spite of this it is possible that my mother was undergoing the effects of a stroke before we realized it. We blamed ourselves of course, but I just want to tell everyone that you can't blame yourself, you can only do the best you can going forward. As a result of the TPA not being effective, my mother required a 'craniectomy' in which a portion of her skull was removed in order to prevent brain swelling from killing her. This surgery was done on Nov 14th, and was a success.
Avatar f tn My dad had a stroke about 3 weeks ago and it was a massive stroke, The doctors said that it's a good chance he wouldn't talk or walk again. He had his stroke on the left side of his brain caused by blockage. He is now in rehab and the Nurses say he is doing pretty good, but everytime a doctor comes in it dampens my family hope. They say he might get worse or they seem to think he should be doing better than what he is by now.
Avatar f tn Could this possibly have been caused by the heat stroke? The docs say she didn't have a stroke due to no indication on cat scans or the MRA, but those tests weren't done for a few weeks after the August episode. She also started noticing some weakness in her right hand in June, but the major problems started in August after the heat stroke episode and they happened pretty quickly after that. Thank you for any information you can provide.
Avatar n tn I'm 42 yrs old (3) kids and had been on a roller coaster at my house just before my stroke. My stroke happened on September 18, 2009 and I have no answers from doctors and tons of tests that all have come back negative. I process alot of paperwork at work which has been very difficult and frustrating at times, I had a neurologist appt today and primary tomorrow. I ask myself why do I bother going.
Avatar n tn Next you need to have an insulin clamp test performed, which they probably won't do, because it isn't on the insurance protocol. So spent thirty bucks on a digital tester and start checking his blood sugars. I have to wonder about the etiology of the stroke following a bypass. No doubt the surgical notes and the hospital review documents have a classification comparable to that accorded the Al Queda attack on 9/11 and you'll never see them. "Good job Joe!
1474053 tn?1297829338 I guess what I am wondering is is this all normal following a few days to a week after a stroke? Does any of it improve on its own over time?.... She is on fluids and also heparin ( not sure if anything else)...she isn't allowed to drink anything and also on oxygen.... she had a heart attack 6 days before the stroke and had a stent put in and was released from the hospital a few days after but then took this stroke a few days after being released from the hospital.
Avatar n tn My Dad had a stroke on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 in Walmart. He was admitted to the hospital right away. He was given a clot buster. When I first seen him, he was very alert but it was heart wrenching because due to the stroke affecting his right side of his brain, he couldn't even turn his head to the left. While laying on that bed, he took his right arm and grabbed his left arm saying "wake up boy! wake up".
Avatar n tn I am a first timer on this site and I have learned lots today about the effects of long time abuse. I am considering printing out the info that I have read and passing it on to my husband. Thank you again for responding so soon. I was a little desperate today. Oh, the "anger thing" has been an on going process over the last 2 years but I have noticed over the last 6 mths that he quicker to anger than before.
Avatar n tn It's not a constant problem with me. Just occasionally. I have read that in some stroke patients they can develope a swallowing problem called Dysphagia. Have you spoken to her doctor? You say it has been 6 weeks now and this may be something else altogether, and I would certainly talk to the doctor about this. If she is not able to eat this is a problem to make the doctor aware of.
Avatar n tn She was discharged without this swallowing issue being fully addressed,and was subsequently brought back 7 days later clearly dehydrated.She was put on I.V. and to address her swallowing issue,her doctor administered a drug called PIPOTIAZINE without consulting the family and with no consent what so ever.She was ,and is ,on aprox.7 other medications,including celexa,lorazepam,atenol,coumadin,etc.. This Dr.
Avatar n tn I have been on Toprol XL 50 for one year. Recently I have had a problem swallowing and loss of appetite, All tests so far have come back negative, including blood, thyroid, diabetes, endoscopy etc. I have also had some lightheadeness, dizziness, weak feeling,shaking sometimes, feel like I am on a boat at times. I am doing best to eat more and have not lost anymore weight. I am just wondering can side effects appear after a year of none.
1474053 tn?1297829338 I guess what I am wondering is is this all normal following a few days to a week after a stroke? Does any of it improve on its own over time?.... She is on fluids and also heparin ( not sure if anything else)...she isn't allowed to drink anything and also on oxygen.... she had a heart attack 6 days before the stroke and had a stent put in and was released from the hospital a few days after but then took this stroke a few days after being released from the hospital.
Avatar n tn My 53 year old wife of 34 years had a major bleed and was totally paralyzed when she had the stroke. She was blind on her left side in both eyes. Today, most people can't tell she had a stroke. Not even her doctors can and they are simply amazed at her recovery. She walks and talks normaly and goes to work everyday. She drives but with me in the car. In my opinion, she has recovered over 90% to date. Search the internet and READ, READ, READ. Take charge. Find a doctor who will listen and help.
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 I know that every person acts different on pills and all the side effects vary from person to person, but this pill wacked me out. I have never had any problems before and have been on a few different kinds. I am 39 yrs old and got back on the pill do to bad PMS. My Dr. recommended this one because of my age. I started having anxiety and then panic attacks when I was driving on the freeway, then they started to come in town too.
Avatar n tn How quickly one recover from a stroke depends on the extent of damage to the brain, and the intensity and duration of the therapy received. Recovery also is likely to be influenced by the patient's personality, life experiences and coping styles. Being a member of a support group help may help you understand the situation better and may provide you the strength and support that you need most. This link may be of help:
Avatar m tn i did some research on citalopram and the side effects are crazy! psoriais is one of them but rare. however i havnt taken a citalopram in a week so how long should i wait for the effects to go heres this list of effects this drug has i canr beleave its legal..
Avatar n tn I am 43yo and the haemangioma is located in the brain stem. Surgery is possible but could be dangerous due to the location. On both occasions I have had numbness of the r side of my face, head and neck. The most recent episode was in June this year. I had difficulty with my speech, swallowing, coughing and suffered from regular bouts of hiccoughs. I also developed weakness in my left side. My face drooped on the right side.
Avatar n tn My 83 year old mother had a massive stroke on the right side of her brain in August, 1988. After 6 weeks rehabilitation at Edwin Shaw Hospital, she was released to a skilled nursing unit in a nursing home. The first week she did great. Although partially paralyzed on her left side, she could stand and walk with maximum assistance. She could move her left shoulder, pull her left arm back and lift her left leg; her speech and swallowing improved as well as her ability to focus.