Stroke recovery drugs

Common Questions and Answers about Stroke recovery drugs


Avatar m tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Stroke can be ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of blockage to an artery. For this therapy with clot dissolving drugs (thrombolytics), should be initiated early. Aspirin, an anti-thrombotic drug, is given immediately after an ischemic stroke to reduce the likelihood of having another stroke. Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), needs to be given within 4.
478387 tn?1210765908 I suffered a stroke after dissecting my carotid. My carotid was not operated on and closed 100%. My doc says it is safer for me to leave it alone. A partially opened artery is a great risk for strokes. You want 100% open or 100% closed. He explained to me that the other arteries in the brain can supply the brain with enough blood. I think the operation risk outweighs the gain. I know that it can be a little hard to accept. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn My father had a stroke 5 years ago and has not yet fully recovered my question is that prior to his stroke he went to the doctor with neck pain and blurred vision and headaches the doctor sent him for a MRI should the MRI have show the clot he is blocked 100 percent n his cartiod artery I just need to know if this could of been prevented
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 m tn Before they pumped her full of drugs her last words where stay by my side. The nurse asked if she could name every one in the room and she called her mom "mom" she called me "nobody" and the nurse a monster because he had a beard. They left the room and I grabbed my girl friend and put my hands on her shoulders and said who am I very straight forward and bold, she responded your babe. That means she new who I was.Tthe doctors are keeping her in Acoma so she can heal.
Avatar f tn How much of fuctioning he will re-gain and rate of recovery varies from person to person.
Avatar n tn Hi Gooch, I am sorry to hear about your father’s Stroke. Recovery of the stroke happens in phases. It goes on over a period of time that can range from a few weeks to a few years. Every stroke is different and the extent of damage varies in each patient. Recovery does occur even if a part of the brain is damaged. The brain is a remarkable organ. When the blood supply to a part is cut off, new pathways can take over and supply blood to that damaged area.
Avatar f tn People I love have had major strokes that rendered them unable to move or speak and left them hospitalized for months while they regained use of the side of their bodies effected. An acquaintance of mine is always looking for attention because of his lonely life. He was posting one night, two weeks ago, and the next morning posted that he was in the middle of a massive stroke". He said he was dizzy and it was difficult to swallow.
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 Jq, my twin sister is 24, she just had a similar stroke like yours a couple years back. She started with a real bad headache and then couldn't feel her left arm or leg, she's in intensive care now.
Avatar n tn My aunt had a hemorrhagic stroke on 8/24/06. Her right side is paralyzed, she cannot speak (except for: yes, no, okay, oh God, alright, stop), she has a PEG and a PICC Line, swallowing is weak, she seems to be in excruiating pain nearly constantly, has difficulty evacuating, seems to be in a severe depression. She suffered a couple of set backs (pneumonia, bowel blockage, and now the pain) which slowed up her progress.
207091 tn?1337713093 During the episode, for lack of a better word, I did think stroke, but I keep going back to the recovery being so fast. Thanks for the suggestions, and I will certainly let you know.
Avatar m tn 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. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn , and given that we are addicts (which is why we are here), it's better to avoid the temptation unless we are ready to be closely monitored in our use of drugs and STILL accept the fact we amy face withdrawl and recovery all over again. I hope you can find a way to relieve your pain while avoiding the risks of abusing again. It's one of the toughest issues we all face here, and I hope you find help without getting caught up in abuse issues again.
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 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 f tn The hardest part for you will be keeping up your patience in waiting for your mother's recovery. Unfortunately, there's no post drugs which any doctor can administer after a stroke. It's just a long waiting game. Although, I have read that there's some current research in Scotland with some stem cells studies for stroke patients. Unfortunately, it's still 2 years away from making it here to North America. I would follow your doctor's advice as they have experience in this area.
Avatar n tn I encourage you to continue this research. There are no easy answers for stroke recovery as every stroke and every brain is DIFFERENT. ...
Avatar m tn before this, however, it was 120/60. 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 f tn We are just watching his diet on a low salt and low fat foods. I also want to know the recovery time for a stroke patient. He suffered stroked last November 2012 and its been almost a year, with medicines and therapy he is not walking yet? Does recovery coincide with how old he is?
Avatar n tn Aspirin, cholestrol reducing tablets and also a stroke type tablet. We have been told to expect another stroke or possible heart attack. We have been told initialy that a CT scan was required but now have been told that he might get it tomorrow. I just feel that from what I have read that early treatment is the key to helping stroke victims but I feel that th eproper care and attention is not happening. Is there anyone reading this that can advise me on this as I am afraid for my father.
Avatar f tn Welcome to the club, I also had a stroke and like most people it affects the right side of your body, Depending on the severity of your stroke only time will tell on how long the suffering will last some people never come out of it and learn to live with it, one of the best drugs that I have found so far is Gabapentin but I'm at the maximum a person can take in a day 3600mgs and also take hydrocodone twists a day but now my doctor brought a new drug into the picture Lyrica and I'm now taking 450
Avatar n tn The prognosis of persons with paralysis secondary to stroke would depend on the severity of the stroke as well as the area of brain involvement. The main concern here, aside from stroke rehabilitation is prevention of another stroke from happening. This would entail adequate control of her blood pressure as well as thrombolytic therapy. Has there been any improvement brought about by physiotherapy and ayurvedic massage?
Avatar n tn I was just wondering how you are doing now. They say every stroke is different and every recovery is different....
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.
Avatar n tn Are there an online post stroke exercise routines available? P.S. Young stroke survivor - 32 years old. Thanks a bunch!
Avatar n tn does anyone know what the recovery time is for this type of stroke and the prognosis? we have done alot of praying and the doctors can't tell us anything. they want us to give up on her and place her in long term care...but we plan to bring her home and give her the love and attention she needs along with therapy...
Avatar n tn My mother is 88. She had a stroke over a year ago, which initially paralyzed her left side, but she is recovering mobility nicely. She is on medication for blood pressure and high cholesterol and uses medication to help her sleep. She is complaining of almost continuous dizziness (not vertigo!), which starts shortly after she gets up in the morning and continues throughout the day. It is only relieved by lying down. She had seen an ENT doctor that confirmed that her innner ears are O.K.
Avatar m tn My Dad has been diagnosed with having delirium after a stroke. He is continuously restless and agitated, he is always pulling at the bedclothes or taking off his own clothes. Is there any treatment for delirium and is it reversible?