Stroke recovery and sleep

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Avatar m tn He is obliged to work twice the normal weekly hours, and this deprives him of sleep. Sometimes he may get just 5/6 hours sleep in a period of 36 hours. He is a junior doctor. I would like to know if you have ever come across any similar situations and if so,how did they work out? I think he should be taking it easy at this time, but it seems he is under pressure from the hospital where he works to continue. So what do you think?
Avatar m tn Hi callingallangels, My guess is that a TIA recovery period has some common characteristics akin to a major stroke recovery process. Two months ago, I suffered a TIA out of the blue. Three days in the hospital with all the necessary tests (MRI, CT-scan, catorids, etc.) showed no pre-existing conditions. But the aftermath of the TIA has been an up and down experience, largely dependent on whether I've had a good night of sleep.
Avatar m tn today I was rubbing her feet and he left leg began to move. and she turned her head to the left this was in her sleep.. I found if you rubbed the bottom of her foot there was a spot down there that would make her move her left leg as she has not been able to move that side of her body since the stroke.. Is this a good sighn?
Avatar m tn today I was rubbing her feet and he left leg began to move. and she turned her head to the left this was in her sleep.. I found if you rubbed the bottom of her foot there was a spot down there that would make her move her left leg as she has not been able to move that side of her body since the stroke.. Is this a good sighn?
Avatar m tn My aunt aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke and is in ICU. She is yet to regain the consciousness and is still on ventilator. Doctors have stated that there is very little improvement. As of now she lost her limb movements, swallowing capacity and eyelid movements. Though she is chronic diabetic and had bye pass surgery six years back her major organs are functioning normally. It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in?
Avatar m tn So, try always making lists and memorizing, doing a lot of puzzles, focus on recalling textual content and mathematical logic, not only recall keep giving it your personal touch by adding something to it; focus on both long term and short term events and jot it down and get it cross checked and keep improving on speed and efficiency. And do get adequate sleep; it’s supposed to improve cognitive functions.
Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me more about why this is happening, what we can do to help/prevent this and what I can expect as far as recovery? I would really appreciate any ifno.
Avatar m tn Her recovery from the surgery was progressing very well until the TIAs began to occur and then the stroke. In the interim, one of her best friends and supporters died from heart disease. My mother wants nature to take its course but I'm also concerned that depression may be an obstacle to motivating physical recovery though honestly, each time she seems to bounce back from a TIA, another one occurs and it's depressing to all of us.
Avatar f tn My husbandf took me to the hospital and after ct scans and MRI I was told I had a stroke. I fel blessed tho, I ahve no lasting affects accept bouts of being dizzy and headaches. I am frustrated tho because my questions have not been answered. Why did I have this. My cholesteral is ok, my arteries are ok. The doctors don't have any answers. Ok I do need to lose 20lbs well now 10 and my blood pressure was borderline which I am taking medication for.
Avatar m tn My father, at the age of 65, went from COMPLETLY bordering at catatonic... he had a stroke 5/8...had complete loss of expressive language, and mild loss of receptive language...his major problem was in his mouth/tonge and throat...he was unable to swallow, talk clearly etc...but he was making improvments everyday...talking more, begining to try and eat etc... then 5 days ago (5/21) he had another stroke...this one was a "mini stroke.
Avatar f tn Hi, if his stroke has been stabilized, then you can hope for improvement. As the swelling and inflammation in the brain subside, he is likely to improve. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities. If the "stroke" is stabilized, and there is no further bleeding or clotting I would remain optimistic. Occupational and physical therapy will help once he becomes conscious. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Regards.
Avatar n tn I lost the use of my left side, my speech, as well as bowel and bladder control, drooled. I did receive TPA .My recovery was slow and I spent months in physicial therapy, OT and speech.Two years later my motor activity has improved to the point I have movement, can walk,talk etc.It is very slow though in my movements. Fine motor co-ordination in my hand is gone.I get tired easily.
Avatar n tn (so not much, but something) what if any are her chances of a recovery of arm and leg. and how long will it be? I know noone around here that has experience with strokes is there anyone that can tell me what to exspect and for how long? Well she recover or are we beating our head against a brick wall?
Avatar f tn I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn he was immediately rushed to hospital and CT scan didnt show any sign of stroke....and was asked to go home...but since he showed all symptoms of stroke we requested that MRI be taken....MRI showed signs of stroke in the right brain(minimal bleeding) he was admitted to ICU....all this while he was speaking slurredly. doctors said that the stroke was because the heart had problem in pumping and enugh blood supply was not there to brain..and no part was affected because of the attack...
Avatar n tn The amount of sleep and quality of sleep continue to be an issue for him. He falls asleep in many social settings, when he is sitting, including dinner parties. He sleeps frequently but often will awaken in the middle of what appears to be a deep sleep to add to conversation that is taking place in close proximity to him. He also struggles with a residual cough. Can you advise us if these problems are typical post stroke and what if anything can we do to resolve these problems.
Avatar m tn Helping a person recover from stroke is collectively termed as stroke rehabilitation. For the motor skills physiotherapy is needed. Techniques such as exercise, manipulation, massage, skills training and electrical treatment are used. Consult a neuro physiotherapist and follow the instructions at home. To improve memory functions, you could try a lot of ‘brain teasers’.
144586 tn?1284666164 My little sweety-pie is one hundred and two years and eight months old. And she was given up by the medical establishment at age 100. She could not say a word and had no facial expression. Her face was assymetrical and she looked like a concentration camp inmate. It was only after six months did she say her first word, and then the words came slowly. She still hasn't completely recovered, but smiles and laughs and can say "I love you," very clearly.
Avatar f tn That is a difficult question to answer. First off, so-called "strokes" can be caused by either clots or bleeds. Sometimes you start with a clot, take anti-coagulents and end up with a bleed. The etiology of the stroke is important. For example, a small stroke can be caused by simple dehydration. The human brain has great redundancy. In some cases memory is damaged. In other strokes only partial paralysis may be involved, which may disappear.
Avatar m tn Hi, my dad suffered a stroke 3 months. He is 73 yrs old and was alcoholic and heavy smoker and had industrial deafness. He has lost his speech though now he starts speaking though you can only understand possibly 1 word out 20. He has loss use of his right side bodily functions and is incontinent. He cant even sit in a wheelchair and is bed ridden. What can i do and what is best case scenario???
Avatar n tn Now if I try that I have to take a couple of naps during the afternoon. You might also have him enter a sleep study to see if he has sleep apnea and needs a CPAP machine.
Avatar m tn , however with a caveat. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities. As the "stroke" is stabilized, and as he is regaining some functions I would remain optimistic. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn t say when he had his stroke, please remember that stroke recovery is a long slow process - so a couple of months (if that's the case) is really early on. Please tell him to keep up the hard work.