Stroke recovery fatigue

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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 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 ( 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 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 n tn Hi Tony I'm glad you're not depressed ;) Re: 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 also, depression is a huge problem with stroke recovery and can impede recovery greatly. it can also mask itself as exhaustion. a stroke sufferer may feel genuinely tired or they may feel overwhelmingly depressed.. i personally have found that movement, especially when i don't want to do it, has been very helpful in regaining energy and stamina. we bought a wii fit and the balance excercises with the yoga have helped me.
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.
2175879 tn?1338355028 Still a little dizzy (as usual and every day) after the stroke.
Avatar n tn Very sorry to hear about your stroke. I applaud your courage and motivation in what sounds like a tough recovery period. To accurately comment on prognosis or outcome of your stroke, I would have to examine you personally and see your imaging studies to know exactly what was damaged and how far you've come. To be honest, I'm not sure that anyone can tell you whether or not you will ever reach your high baseline functioning status.
Avatar f tn Is this a result of the stroke or the medicine Plavix? Prior to my stroke I did not feel so much fatigue as I do now. Comments or suggestions?
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’.
Avatar f tn I cannot stress enough about how rest is for stroke recovery. After a stroke your brain has a bruise, or a dead spot. Your brain tries to re-wire around to dead spot, and does. But the best work it does is when you are asleep. The brain never sleeps. For me, right after my stroke, I had to have cat naps all day. It was not like me and I tried to fight it. But I finally realized that when I let my body told me what it needed to do, I started to recover more quickly.
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 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 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 Do you mean a physical trauma to someone that is recovering from a stroke? Or memory loss due to a stroke? Strokes can definitely cause memory loss. If trauma after a stroke, what kind? Trauma to the head? How long ago was the stroke? I know that the doctors and therapists were very worried about setbacks if my husband were to fall or hit his head by banging into something in the first few months after his stroke.
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.
Avatar n tn My Grandmother had a major ischemic stroke 3 months ago. This first stroke was then followed by a major bleed in her basal artery. Immediately following these strokes she was in a semi coma for 2-3 days, with no responses at all. Some improvement was then seen in her; such as a response to us and questions we ask her, an new ability to move her non-stroked side and better hand coordination (she can move her right side) and she open and see out of one eye (her left eye).