Stroke recovery and sleep

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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 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 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 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. I know it’s easy to talk but difficult to practice, but perseverance is the key here keep at it and you will see a drastic improvement. Regards.
Avatar n tn The sleeping part is normal. It's the body's way to help itself to recover. You may find that your father will sleep alot and for long hours. My mother once sleep for 16 hours then woke up for a couple of hours then she went back to sleep again. We were just happy that she didn't fall into a coma. All you can do is wait as the swelling start to goes down. Hopefully, everything will start to work its way back to normal. What to expect well, it's anyone's guess.
Avatar n tn i am moble and active in sports (tennis) does anyone have any idae about the tiredness it is efficting my day and my recovery
Avatar n tn I had a stroke last July and after 7 weeks of showing no improvement my wife was told to find a nursing home. One day while still in the hospital I woke up and I too had no long term memory problems but did have short term memory difficulties. It just keeps getting better and better, we could see improvement by the week, I was told that the brain after a stroke as part of the healing process goes through a stage of rewiring itself.
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.
144586 tn?1284669764 Yes. 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 The episode lasted for about 2 minutes, but she made a full recovery afterward and was acting like her usual self. We brought her home with the advice to continue to monitor her for signs of further incidents. She was absolutely fine throughout the rest of the day. By Friday morning however, she was unable to stand, her legs were weak and we noticed rapid eye movements.
Avatar n tn As far as I 'm concerned, I'm afraid that modern medicine can do little in stroke recovery, so I suggest you can take some alternative medicine. Meditation, acupuncture, hypnosis, reflexology, herbalmedicine, and so on are all alternative medicine, and I think there must be one can help you. My friend's mother caught stroke and we are looking for any treatment to help her. I think Traditional Chinese Medicine should be my best choice.
374661 tn?1199915475 At the age of 44, my aunt had a massive stroke. That was about, I would say over 5 years ago. They didnt think she was going to make it. They told my parents 2 prepare, that she is basically a vegetable. My aunt was not responding and after a few months in the hospital and in recovery, she did a 360 and is almost back to "normal" again. Although paralyized on her right side (and of course she is a righty) she has an aid with her but does everything herself.
Avatar n tn It always takes a lot longer than we want it to, but it gets better everyday. Talking to other stroke survivors was a big way for me to help the recovery start quicker and helped me understand things better than my doctors did. I will ask you any questions you may have. I wish you well.
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 n tn I greatly appreciate your stories of recovery after hemorrhagic stroke. My 81-year-old husband had this type of stroke on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of your experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
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 n tn My dear mother is constantly trying to drive his recovery with help from a physiotherapist and speech therapist. The latest problem is his sleep pattern has changed - he sleeps in the day and is awake at night... This is very difficult on my mom who I think has barely slept in 3 weeks. Because my father sleeps in the day, he barely manages to get throught his exercises in the day...
Avatar m tn especially fatigue and anxiety. It really brings my energy up when I haven't had much sleep. Also-I don't know if you're taking vitamins but I've been dosing B6, B12, C, potassium and magnesium since the beginning and they've really helped. Keep on going...Awesome job...
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 You are very luckey your grandmother can speak a little and read. My mother had a ischemic stroke at 87 and was right side paralyzed and cannot speak. It has been 4 years and she is about the same. We take care of her at home with caregivers. She can walk a little with a quad cane and a lot of assistance. She does not have much short term memory, but still recognizes family. She cannot read, nor write even though we have tried speech therapy several times and are still trying.
2175879 tn?1338358628 Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. As your doctors have ruled out stroke and suggest that your symptoms could be due to PTSD, you could go for professional counselling and see if it helps to resolve your symptoms. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. The prognosis for the stroke depends on where the bleeding has occurred. If it closer to the vital centers, then the prognosis is not good. Also, the potassium levels may not indicate a bad prognosis, it could sometimes be dietary or due to the medications. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities.
Avatar f tn There should be someone from the local heart and stroke center,you should express your urgancy and ask to speak with councellors they should explain things easier than the Docs do.In my case they are very helpful! I've been very blessed, Keep your chin up. Just keep on top of things! Good luck and be positive. And remember always be positive in front of her. It was very helpful to even hear positive feedback,even when people didn't think I could hear. I sometimes could.
Avatar n tn this supposedly will be easier for her to digest (I sure hope so, couldn't bear to see her go through this again). Yesterday she had the best day I've seen her have since the stroke. Completely out of pain, comfortable and at ease and laughing! She even said a few more words. I pray she is turning a corner and will continue to improve. Thanks again for your help. It's very much appreciated.
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 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.
503460 tn?1225805955 Hello Dear, A stroke patient in coma for more than six hours has essentially no chance of making a recovery and many doctors with such patients will just keep managing the blood circulation to optimum level for prolonging life. The doctors also focus on the maintenance of respiratory functions, oxygenation, blood sugar level, body nutrition and taking care of the skin, eyes, bladder and bowel, apart from taking measures to reduce the swelling in the brain.