Stroke recovery in young people

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Avatar m tn if anyone has any sudgestion of treatments or people that have made any break throughs in stroke recovery, or has been told the same. thank you for taking the time to read this. basically we looking for hope.
Avatar m tn My 60 year old mother is recovering from her 3rd stroke . This current stroke was a massive one & she can not Talk or Walk or respond to commands... Her right side is paralyzed. All she can do at the moment is open her eyes and look to the Left and stare. The Doctors told me that this is how she might be for the rest of her life. Im scared to death because she is so young and i cant picture my life without her in it .
Avatar f tn They are using the slowness in recovery - normally called plateau - inorder to stop treatment. This is a insurance/HMo term, not a medical term. Stroke recovery is extremely slow but it does keep going. You need to ask your medical staff about neuroplasticity, recovery can continue for years. Sinbce they say he is not going to get better, ask for a specific reason they are saying this(they will not be able to provide it but keep pushing).
Avatar m tn Hi Brodo256, I also had a stroke and have been looking for groups/message boards for young people who have had strokes. I haven't found too much, but there are a few groups on facebook. It seems like all the resources are for parents of young kids/babies who have had strokes or much older people who have had strokes. When did you have your stroke? How have you been doing since?
Avatar n tn I believe I had a clot somwhere in my leg which had travelled to my brain and had finally come and settled in my left throat. That is why i had a stroke in my entire right side.Right from my right side chin to all my movement in th right side was paralised. I had even lost my speech. But it was my determination and and my constant exercises that helped me get bk to normalwithin 1 year.
Avatar n tn Deep sounds are related to physical recovery, mid sounds are more associated with emotional recovery as higher pitch sounds are more in line with mental recovery. There is much involved in recovery from a major stroke. But it is possible. Sounds, as science knows, has great effects on plant life, so much so that plants can grow well or even die according to the sounds used. i haven't been able to complete my research as my own love had a major stroke which i applied my methods to.
Avatar n tn I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.
Avatar f tn Just wondered if there are any "young" stroke survivors out there. My very healthy athletic husband had an unexplained massive right side stroke Sept 2014 at age 47, (yah, no spring chicken I know, but still...) He got the TPA in time, however he had a bleed anyway causing more damage and an emergency craniotomy for the swelling. He is lucky to have survived but the stroke has taken it's toll on him, but he is fighting hard to make a comeback.
Avatar f tn Hi Jillian, When I was 18 I had a stroke while I was at a concert. Luckily I had my friend and girlfriend with me. I knew exactly what it was when it happened. My vision blurred, my right arm hurt and my lower back hurt (Although the back pain was probably a result of standing for too long and not stroke related. The reason I mention it is because of the psychological effects it still has on me).
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 I'm still clean and sober-just for today. I go to 4-5 meetings a week, every week to stay focused. I rely on the people in the rooms to give me suggestions on how to live life on life's terms.
Avatar m tn My nearly 84 year old mother suffered a "major" stroke 2 days ago. She has not opened her eyes, though she shows signs of awareness and can follow directions when asked. She is sleeping allot. Initially she lost movement on her left side, but it very slowly seems to be coming back. She is saying words, though they are hard to understand. She is receiving IV fluids. The doctor said they would give her another day and see if she "wakes up".
Avatar m tn It's been 2yrs since my stroke and I have no voluntary movement in my left arm or hand. Is there any possibilty that i could recover any movement? My neurlogist told me that if within 6month of the stroke if I didnt have any movement that my hand will stay paralyzed?
Avatar n tn found a blood clot in her neck. In October, we were told that the stroke was massive, to be prepared for the worse. After 4 weeks in the Cleveland CLinic, completely on a ventalator, trech, feeding tube, and other tubes, she was transfered to a hospital unit in a rehab clinic. In January, the DR at the rehab clinic found that her hip looked out of place, and they rushed her back to the Cleveland Clinic for surgery to relocate her hip.
Avatar f tn Believe me it is very disheartening to see people suffering from health problems. Stroke recovery does start immediately even as the patient is in the hospital. There are many phases of recovery and the patient begins to regain the skills very soon after the stroke. Recovery depends on the patient’s will power, general health, nutrition and level of mental and physical activity.
Avatar m tn I am sorry for your boyfriend to have a stroke at a very young age. The younger the better for recovery but also depending on severity of damage by the stroke can delay the healing process. He will be very tired following a stroke and doing rehab, but stimulating him to relearn what he lost will be the best you can do for him so he can have a chance at a recovery.
Avatar n tn Since the stroke she has recovered in being able to use her arm again and her speach returned in a few months after the stroke occurred. I understand the emotional affects that are happening to her and that depression and mood changes can occur. At times she is just down right mean- not only to her family but to anyone. I have also discovered that she is now addicted to gambling- something that has started since the stroke (that we are aware of) and it is destroying our family.
Avatar n tn Cathy Sila is one of our stroke neurologists with a special interest in stroke in the young, and is in fact actively engaged in clinical reserach on some new causes for strokes in young people. Seeing her may provide you with some new diagnostic possibilities and/or provide you with some reassurance. Our number is 1-800-223-2273 extension 45559.
Avatar n tn Re: Re: Re: Left Side neglect after stroke [ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Neurology and Neurosurgery Forum ] [ FAQ ] Posted by CCF Neuro MD on February 06, 1998 at 13:02:48: In Reply to: Re: Re: Left Side neglect after stroke posted by Charles Puckett on February 05, 1998 at 18:58:21: : : : On 10/10 of this year, my wife (47 yrs old) suffered a deep vein hemmoragic stroke located above her right ear which affected both the frontal lobe and parietal lobe.
Avatar n tn It was about 8 weeks after the stroke that he could walk and that was with a walker. My husbands stroke was in July 2007 and today he walks without assistance except if we're going to the mall where he has to walk a long distance. He'll get tired easily on long walks. He has made a miraculous recovery considering the type of bleed he had. My husbands left side was partially paralyzed but now he moves it just fine, although it's not as strong as before.
1041487 tn?1256327719 Mom has reached the 3-month mark of her stroke recovery. She is still in a nursing home, doing well with her speech therapy. She is able to slowly lift her neck, and slowly turn her head from the left to the middle. She is alert and talks with slurred speech, since she is still unable to completely control her tongue. She can, however, clearly say "yes, no and hi" On the negative side, she is still unable to move any of her limbs. Her left arm has contracted close to her chest.