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Avatar n tn I had a minor stroke 4 days ago and I also have a very rapid heart rate. My doctor sent me for a Cat Scan and blood tests yesterday. I have since eliminated alcohol, cigarettes, fats & sugars from my life. Can you tell me how soon & what type of exercise I should do to improve my well-being, also if the stroke was caused by fatty deposits do these deposits go away in time by retaining a healthy lifestyle.
Avatar m tn Hi, & very sorry to hear about ur dad! I do not know if this will help ur dad, but i had a very bad stroke, & hospitals tried to cover it up. I noticed just recently, how it has effected my overall experience from the pain to my newly aquired dimentia. I decided to take responsibilty in my own curing, & went back to time of the panedemic of 1847(gold rush) .Back then 1/3 of population was dieing off.
Avatar n tn I am almost back to complete norman although health wise I feel better because prior to the stroke I smoked cigarettes and those I have given up. I am not a alcohol drinker so that is no problem, my blood vessels are not fuel line rated and neither is my liver so I have never had a problem with that. I was born in 1942.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke rehabilitation, or, in more optimistic terms, stroke recovery, is the process by which patients with disabling strokes undergo treatment to help them return to normal life as much as possible by regaining and relearning the skills of everyday living. It is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient.
Avatar n tn Everyone please remember, they can hear you and need to be kept informed with what is going on not just with their recovery, but also family issues, the weather, success stories about stroke recovery etc. Strokes cause extreme depression so it's good to constantly reinforce that they are not fighting alone and that you are striving to help them improve. We have combined an arsenal to fight for my father's recovery. Prayer, faith, hope, love, energy healing, research etc.
Avatar n tn I think you should get yourself to an addiction medicine doctor right away. And don't stop your alcohol intake cold turkey. It could cause seizures that might be fatal. Just go.
Avatar n tn The best rate for recovery will usually happen in about the first 90 days after a stroke. The rate of recover is also better with a person who is younger and was in good health prior to the stroke. Sounds like your brother has everything on his side. Let us know how he progresses. Just remember, these issues take a lot more time to recover from. It's typically a slow process. Let us know how he does. Never give up.
345982 tn?1208538808 Remember that drinking alcohol doesn't directly lead to a stroke. The stroke occurs secondary to an underlying disease such as hypertension or cardiovascular disease, which in turn developed possibly due to excessive alcohol intake. Since you already had a stroke previously, it means that the underlying pathology is already there (hypertension, heart disease, etc.) and if you consumed alcohol again, it might aggravate your condition and lead to another stroke.
Avatar m tn Actually in reading through it it does say that use of marijuana will trigger the onset of psychosis in schizophrenia. It did not specifically say it will cause a stroke. It specifically showed how it triggers psychosis which is valued information for me as I in a voluntary position assist people with disabilities and I was informed about this but it was good to see specific clinical proof.
Avatar m tn The specific interaction between an antipsychotic and alcohol will make the antipsychotic less functional. I am not sure if the effect is long term. The effect of alcohol itself depends on what is a safe amount for a person to drink a day and that varies by body weight. However, alcoholism in general will set back a person's recovery because its some form of self medication.
Avatar m tn I have not touched any of these since the possible stroke. However, after 6 months in recovery, i have yet to be fully functioning. I still have issues finding correct words to complete sentences, placing proper meaning on words, and memory problems in general. My questions are: What tests should i get done? Is brain damage reversable at this point? Is it possible this is psychosis from prior drug use? If dead brain cells stay dead with no way of recovery, why would i see a doctor?
Avatar m tn I am currently having a problem with alcohol and NEED TO STOP.I having a few beers right now,I have all the meds to stop,I just afraid if I take the (Valium)I won't wake up.I don't know how much to take or how often,When I take the Ativan just as I start to relax I have a panic attack,when I take 5 to 10 mgs of the valium I feel myself slipping into such a deep sleep I feel I won't wake up.I went to the hospital they gave me the valium and I was fine.
Avatar n tn I am current going through alcohol withdrawal alone (day 2). Cannot keep even the smallest amounts of food. After some time without much warning I violently regurgitate everything including stomach acid. This happens several times a day and know it's probably damaging my esoughogaus sphinkter, Now I quite frquently belch and somethimes get hiccupps from what seems to be nothing - just trying to expel something, Very frequently bending over or lying in bed, Antacids help somebut not enough.
Avatar m tn Before this incident, I abused drugs such as LSD, mushrooms, MDMA, cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol. I have not touched any of these since the possible stroke, as was hoping i would recover fully. However, after 6 months in recovery, i have yet to be fully functioning and am worried about my ability to successfully get by in society, as it is hard to have normal conversations.
Avatar n tn U could end up in jail or worse if u kept drinking and drove drunk and harmed another!Mixing xanax and alcohol can be fatal.If one wants recovery bad enough they will push aside the false pride that is so typical of us alcoholics/addicts and go in and take the best of it to gain some recovery tools in which to stay sober with in this real world!
Avatar n tn Your dads recovery and what has occurred seem similar....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...
Avatar f tn CAN YOU TELL ME IF MY MOTHER'S EXCESSIVE DRINKING CAN INTERFERE WITH HER RECOVERY PROCESS, AND/OR REDUCE EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY? My mother has been an alcoholic since I can remember ( I am 40 something now) She drinks daily, at least 4-7 or more beers per day. She had a rt. ischemic stroke almost 11 years ago, but physically recovered about 95%. No speech or gait problems. Then she was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma about 8 years ago.
452063 tn?1324078516 Only my opinion and as feedback. My concern is that someone who is young or new to recovery may feel so hopeless about recovery if they hear that it's a permenantly damaging neurological disease like Parkinson's that they will never recover from ,may scare them into giving up before they even try. Every relapse is a potential death...OD or suicide and my reaction is partly after trauma from my sons addiction. He has been clean from heroin 3 yrs with alot of aftercare needed.
363682 tn?1299492962 For around three or four years now, I have been suffering from headaches some two hours or more after the consumption of any amount of alcohol - although typically as few as two drinks upwards of any kind of alcohol. The headaches come on slowly but persistently and follow a line from the left side of my neck across the top of my head to just above the left eyebrow. They are not sharp pains but more of a constant 'throb' and can go on for hours.
Avatar n tn Hi Brenda, I would say never! I am dealing with the same question. I had SSHL in November. Left ear completely deaf. I was told there was a minimal chance of any recovery. I saw numerous ENT's. The recovery timeframe I heard differed with each doctor & seemed to be based on their personal experience with the few SSHL patients they had cared for. Most people seem to think there is a primary recovery time & a longer term recover time.
Avatar n tn I surrvived a stroke almost 6yrs. ago...2 weeks after my son was born, I was 29 at the time. I am now 35 and about 3mos. pregnant. It was not an easy decision, but I have been stable all this time and the docs said that I should be fine. There is one other person who I write to who had 2 more babies after having her stroke. It definitely helps to have to her to talk to....It's not an easy decision!
Avatar n tn Absolutely not I was told. Too much risk of a heart attack or stroke. The longer one uses/abuses alcohol and the number of detoxes can change the way that each detox affects a person. As discussed below, fatigue is a common symptom associated with detox. Just be kind and patient with yourself, as your body adjusts to something very different. I hope that you are drinking lots of water and taking vitamin supplements.
Avatar f tn ALCOHOL WITHDRAWL................i know it is the only wd that can actually kill an addict....seeing as tho he got out of the coma....is it NORMAL to have hallucinations NOW? If so, for how long? TWO: My dad is 74. He's been drinking since he was like 15. I know people say so and so is a drunk or an aocoho;ic.....ok, u have no idea how bad he is. He literally wakes up and starts drinking and doesnt stop til he passes out at like 2 am. He drinks hard sh!t too. Like Vodka....
Avatar n tn My mother is recovering from her left sided stroke. She has a lot of fatigue and feels very restless. Is fatigue a normal after effect of stroke? I read that restlessness is associated with depression. Can this also be a neurological effect of stroke? Thank you.
Avatar n tn In fact, if amnesia and psychosis have already occurred, it is unlikely that a full recovery will be achieved...... Alcohol depresses nerves that control involuntary actions such as breathing and the gag reflex (which prevents choking). A fatal dose of alcohol will eventually stop these functions.It is common for someone who drank excessive alcohol to vomit since alcohol is an irritant to the stomach.
Avatar n tn The thought of this makes me feel like having a panic attack. Is your body dependant on the amount of alcohol or alcohol period? Should I continue to cut-down since I'm having success with this method? Maybe cut down to two beers, for a week, and then 1 beer, and then stop? Is cutting down slowly a good way to avoid side effects? Is my body getting used to not having alcohol? My stomach now feels better, less gas, and my apetite has increased.
396099 tn?1216258586 Interesting point about 3/4 of the way down regarding antidepressants during recovery from addiction. Sorry, since I can't post a link I posted the whole article. "Scientific evidence has long suggested that moderate drinking offers some protection against heart disease, certain types of stroke and some forms of cancer.
Avatar n tn Bottom line is that I feel my surgery was very successful and recovery will be quick. I know there are others out there that have had success. Yes it was scary deciding on the surgery, but I'm glad I did.
10996785 tn?1432816577 From the beginning I've had problems with my medication. My throat swelled shut from Eefexor. Next pneumonia, struggle for 2 weeks. Next a stroke that I'm still recovering from. I just can't take it anymore. All these problems that I've tried to overcome and I still have a serious anxiety problem that is knocking the life out of me. I may go back on a benzo. Possibly Ativan or klonipine <sp) I hate to do this. My clean time means the world to me right now.