Stroke recovery and alcohol

Common Questions and Answers about Stroke recovery and alcohol


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 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 m tn We have all gone back to our prospective states and are worried about not being there to assist in his recovery process. Calling him on the phone at times is not an option as he goes in and out of being very confused. What can we do to keep him encouraged, motivated, active and an active participant in his own recovery? Our reality is that we can't move down there. It breaks our heart not being there to assist him.
Avatar n tn did any body have a stroke and in recovery did the person just start talking to them selfs like someone there.
Avatar n tn The neurosurgeon did not offer much hope for us to survive the stroke nor in her recovery. She has already beat the odds. My mom was in ICU for 3 weeks and step-down 1 week and in rehab hospital for two months now. I have come to learn the dr.'s don't like or really now prognosis on recovery because everyone recovers differently. I have been told over and over again they don't know why some gain more function than others. My mom pulled out her breathing tube which she had for 2.
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 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 - Brother is 28 and in solid health... non smoker, no alcohol, very active, and not overweight. - Had leg failure 12:00 yesterday - Recieved CT scan and emergency surgery approximately 1.5-2 hours later to remove aertery clot that was stopping all blood supply to legs...there was significant danger of both legs being lost as he arrived completely paralyzed in feet/legs. - Finished surgery, successful.
Avatar f tn (just an opinion) She has had severe personality changes since her stroke and has just completed her 3rd round of chemo. She also had radiation on a brain tumor (about 4 years ago) and just finished intense radiation treatments in her left groin for tumors left over after chemo earlier this year. (approx. 4 mos.
Avatar f tn I read more of your post and he is having DT's (Delirium Tremens) It can lead to stroke and other life threatening situations. Calll 911 and get him to a hospital now!
Avatar n tn I was being given Dilantin which dilates the vessels in order to help prevent another stroke. The side effects include constipation, loss of taste and smell and it messes with our sleep. There is something better than Dilantin but in the United States, although I think that California is okay, Medical Marijuana will dilate the vessels, it will not make the patient constipated, it will not interfere with sleep nor will it take away the senses of taste and smell.
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 I have made a full recovery from schizoaffective myself (read through my posts) and though I never used marijuana (or drugs or alcohol of any kind) the reason was because a whole brain of the family had to go through recovery issues regarding this. You are doing the right thing in quitting and it can only help you.
Avatar m tn I have been off alcohol for 12 years now and can't believe I don't drink. I tried so hard to stop and just couldn't, so tried cutting down, and couldn't. The remorse, broken promises and insanity just about drove me nuts and my head just wouldn't shut up. Once I had accepted I was an alcoholic, which I fought for soooooooo long, that was when my recovery came.
Avatar m tn Most persistent and unchanging are lingering hallucinations. Objects wave, grow and shrink, vibrate. Tracers follow moving objects and and things begin to look 2-D, while shifting in color. The good news is i have not lost any motor control. one item of note: since this i have had blood pressure issues, once being as high as 190/96, accompanied by heart palpitations. i have since lowered it to around 160/80. before this, however, it was 120/60.
Avatar n tn Alcohol–Related Psychiatric Symptoms and Signs Heavy alcohol use directly affects brain function and alters various brain chemical and hormonal systems known to be involved in the development of many common mental disorders (e.g., mood and anxiety disorders.
Avatar m tn Most persistent and unchanging are lingering hallucinations. Objects wave, grow and shrink, vibrate. Tracers follow moving objects and and things begin to look fake, or 2-D, while shifting in color. The good news is i have not lost any motor control. one item of note: since this i have had blood pressure issues, once being as high as 190/96, accompanied by heart palpitations. i have since lowered it to around 160/80. before this, however, it was 120/60.
Avatar n tn At least she isn't going down the drug or alcohol path, and I believe I have my ex to thank for that and me to thank for her not turning to alcohol. I know I've disappointed her, too, and that pains me to my very soul.
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...
452063 tn?1324078516 I came home from work and read some of the posts and alot was being said about NA and addiction specialists Don't get me wrong, I think that this is the best advise and best chance for recovery. Myself and many people I've talked with are really in the closet with our addictions..noone knows. The company I work for owns my medical insurance. I really feel that I will be able to make it with the knowledge that Ive gained through previous relapses and info on addiction and this forum.
Avatar n tn I have read so many different opinions on recovery time and when to resign myself to the fact that its permanent. Its all very depressing and I am really struggling right now. Just reading that you have had some hearing return after 6 weeks gives me hope that I still am in with a chance of getting a little better. Can you tell me what condition your hearing was at week 2 ? I hope you continue to get better hearing returns for you...
363682 tn?1299492962 This may be a normal reaction of your body since hot and spicy meals as well as alcohol may cause dilation of blood vessels and increase the blood flow to the area which causes the flushing. However,it is best to have this assessed by your physician.Hormonal imbalance, an underlying allergic reaction,and certain medications may cause this. Have your cervical spine checked by your physician. A cervical spine headache may be a differential.
Avatar n tn I survived a stroke 2 and a half years ago at age 32, no cause discovered. I had 2 healthy pregnancies prior and have 2 precious daughters. I would also like to become pregnant, as my only "career goal" in my life was to mother and raise 3 or 4 children. I very much enjoyed being pregnant and don't really want to consider adoption. I can't seem to get any of my doctors to say if I it would be okay or not...
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.
396099 tn?1216258586 the same principle applies to narcotics...good post....we stimulate and feed our receptors from alcohol and drugs...we damage them...i do hope in time they recover as i choose to think positively...i do know all the extra receptors we build do not ever go away but with abstinence, they can become dormant and not crave to be fed with more than out natural brain can supply...
Avatar n tn She took me to the hospital and i was at a 3.11 blood alcohol level (after i had puked most of the alcohol out) . The scariest part was, after they hooked me up from head to toe in medical equipment, my mom sat beside me and watched my heart beat stop multiple time. The nurse would look at me and see my eyes completely dilate, turn coal black, and roll to the back of my head. They were afraid that i wouldn't wake up one of those times. The next morning i woke up with a sever hang over.
Avatar n tn I have learned how to self detox with medication and also how to detox alcohol with alcohol itslelf (but if is very tricky)...the thing is, is you never feel when a seizure is coming your way, and if you cut back to fast, then out of no'll wake up somewhere only to find out that you had a seizure. So I will tell you I was able to quit by detoxing alcohol with alcohol. This is just the way I did it.
Avatar n tn 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. NEVER GIVE UP! THEY NEED YOUR HELP EVERYDAY.
Avatar n tn prepare your mind and body; stop drinking alcohol and using tobacco right now; exercise as safely and effectively as you can; stop eating and drinking sugary or fatty foods; hydrate, hydrate, hydrate; fix your attitude toward success, not dread!..