Stroke recovery fatigue

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Avatar n tn tiredness, it seems that this is the one thing all us strokees have in common. I don't know how long since your stroke but fatigue still seems to be an issue even for long termers. I don't know if this is true or not but it is how I make sense of it all. My brain is busy forging new connections & pathways and on my bad side fewer muscles & muscle fibres are firing to move that side of the body - so of course I get tired.
Avatar f tn I suffered a stroke 7 months ago, my recovery has been good however I suffer from extreme fatigue on a daily basis which effects my ability to progress further. Can anyone recommend/advise on ways that will help with this extreme fatigue.
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.
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 f tn Excellent recovery except for dealing with fatigue. I can play golf and tennis and feel just fine, and even go shopping and work on the computer, but the next day I am exhausted and have to return to bed. How can I pace myself to increase my sustainable energy level when I don't get at-the-time warnings that I am passing a fatigue threshhold?
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 n tn The bleed was on the right side of his brain and really quite bad although he has made amazing progress in his recovery the tiredness makes him grouchy! I look forward to hearing your comments.
Avatar n tn The ENT Dr couldn't see any sign of a ear infection but the MRI scan did show the stroke in the Cerebellum so they sent me immediately back to the ER where I was admitted for the stroke. Unfortunately by that point no one could do anything to help with the actual stroke but I did get on a recovery plan and I'm doing pretty good so far.
Avatar n tn Hi I had a stroke, TIA 23 days ago and right now all residual effects are better,The stroke was on my left side clot on right side, followed by numbness,facial drooping,unable to speak correctly with slight lisp,I am feeling better except for fatigue,when I fatigue my hands have a strange sensation almosts feels like loss of circulation and slght heaviness in arms.If I keep going I feel like collapsing, But if I rest it is better,until I need to rest again, I try to pace myself.
Avatar n tn My 71 year old mother had a massive stroke on Jan 7, 2007. Nine days after she had a double bypass and valve replacement heart surgery. The stroke has impacted her left side (her arm and leg). She is now in rehab. She is still has a hard time standing up. We would like to know whether she can ever walk again.
Avatar m tn Today is a little rough my Legs still feel like every muscle in them in torn and body fatigue but its better than feeling like crap... Hey Someone told me a very great word of advice " Remember you never have to feel this bad again" And dont go back wards keep going foward and you will never have to be afraid, Sick, Weak , Depressed and anxious... So again I just love posting on this its a very good mind and soul cleanser... One thing I do notice tho that is Very good..
Avatar n tn new dry basal ganglia stroke in a very healthy 48 year old male. He has minimal symptoms, eg. facial droop with slight slurred speech, some slight difficulty writing and some slight difficulty finding the appropriate word at times. He complains of a foggy head - not thinking as clearly as before. A lot of fatigue but that has gotten much better with time. It has been 5 days since the onset. What are the chances of these symptoms resolving over time?
Avatar n tn but i am not a doc-just a family member who is still going through the process of stroke (dad) and has read up on stroke for hours and hours.
Avatar n tn I agree with caregiver222. One should never give up and recovery from a stroke will take patience. There is NO magic pill. What works for one may not work for others. Trial and error can be frustrating. I've witnessed "professionals" give up way too early. Is it possible for you to bring him home or can you spend more time at the nursing home with him? Do you have other family members who can help?
Avatar n tn Where can I find more information on stroke with negative MRI? I have found one article by M. Alberts. Does anyone else have this situation? I was diagnosed as having a stroke 10 years ago.
Avatar n tn ( Four months is very early on in stroke recovery so fatigue and tiredness are very common. It does get better with time, so hang in there. Keep doing what you can and practice the things that are not so easy. Please ask any other questions you have and I will do the best I can to answer them.
Avatar f tn My daughter had a stroke in her thalamus at age 17 and is still having headaches 2 years later... every day... any ideas for treatment or diagnosis??? Her doctor says that it is migraines and the two are not related. It seems like too much of a coincidence to me. Can a stroke cause persistent headaches and what is the treatment????
Avatar n tn Mom (78 yo) had an ischemic stroke overseas where she lives. It was severe; but, she is definately 'present' and struggling to 'come back'. Their focus is on what she can't do. No promotion of skills she can demonstrate. To them everything is wishful thinking or 'reflexes'. Any negative aspect is a reason to give up. They won't even look. We have to videotape her controlled movements and stick it in their face. Even then we get a bunch of broken promises.
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 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 am 34 and had a stroke during my 25th week of my pregnancy. I had AVMs. I had my first stroke at 25 also by an AVM. I was told by my neurosurgeon it was ok to get pregnant but I don't think any human can predict if its safe to have children if you had a previous stroke. Now the doctors say its up to me if I want to try again. They just don't know. I am in the same boat wanting to know if their are others out their that had an ok pregnancy after a stroke.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm a 21 yr old female who had a iscemic stroke 3 months ago caused by my pill. I'm almost back to normal now living my life which I was before the stroke. I'm on clopidagrel to thin my blood which I need to be on forever. I want to hear from anyone in the same age bracket - to talk to.
Avatar n tn Just wondering if you have any sleep issues, like possibly sleep apnea. It can cause fatigue, increases risk of stroke, and can cause damage to the brain if the oxygen gets low. Hopefully a doctor will weigh in here soon with some direction.
Avatar f tn I had energy, could think without getting overwhelmed, and, of course, NO HEADACHES!!! The only thing I'm really having trouble with is neck fatigue. Sometimes I feel like I'm carrying a bowling ball! If I get a cold, then I really feel it! At this point, it does impede me a little. A car ride over 2 hours, especially if I'm driving, is probably the worst. I don't feel it until the next day and it takes a few days to rebound. So...my question is regarding thebuildup of neck muscles.
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 I am 54 and I had a small stroke 5 months ago and have the same problem; I get exhausted very easily. I have tried exercising to build up my metabolism but that seems to just tire me out even more! I was a diligent exercise person before and naievely thought that just increasing my exercise levels would bring my strength and stamina back. This has been disappointing. Your husband is probably extremely frustrated too. I have not seen a relationship between hard efforts and energy recovery.