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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 .
532476 tn?1214520784 Hi, The FAST test is an easy way to recognise and remember the signs of stroke or a TIA. Using the FAST test involves asking three simple questions. If you have a problem with any of these functions, dial triple zero (000) for an ambulance immediately. FAST stands for: Facial weakness – can the person smile; have their mouth or eyes drooped? Arm weakness – can the person raise both arms? Speech difficulty – can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
Avatar m tn I have no weakness on either side of my body. I can smile, raise my arms,and my gait is unchanged. I am aware of the signs of a stroke (due to teaching CPR and First Aid). I don't seem to have any of these signs but I am at a loss of what to do. My blood pressure today has been as high as 120/77 with pulse of 93 and a low as 111/74 pulse of 89. I need to know what I should do.
Avatar n tn first and foremost it does sound like a stroke ( my grandmother had quite a few so I know the signs) Second and most important I believe if I read correclty you are on the pill. The pill can cause strokes. Please please go to your GYN and get off them. Ask your GYN for referalls about any testing you can have. Get copies of all your films and reports as with the incompetentancy of the medical profession films can be read wrong. But please look into the pill.
Avatar n tn It is nonsense that incontinence after a stroke is forever. There is more nonsense going on about how to care for the stroke damaged elderly than I can believe. So never give up hope.
Avatar n tn My mother is 80 and just had a stroke 5 days ago. Unfortunately the dr. did not recognize her signs so she was not given any drugs for her stroke. She walked into the hospital and now has no ability to move her left side. She could move her right side after the stroke but the last couple of days she is saying her ability to do so is decreasing. We are at a small hospital. Do we get her out of here? Is this in any way "normal"?
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 My mom had good health and no warning signs before the stroke, not even a headache, my dad found her this way mid-morning. 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.
Avatar n tn The first three letters of stroke are S.T.R. Smile - An uneven or droopy smile is a warning sign Talk - Slurred speech is a warning sign Raise Both Arms Above Your Head - If you are unable to do this, that is a warning sign Stick Out Your Tongue - If your tongue is twisted, that is a warning sign Visit the stroke websites or health forums (such as this one) for detailed information:
Avatar n tn My sister-in-law had a hemorrhagic stroke with a intracerebral hemorrhage. This was on May 18th. They have done a Ventriculostomy. The gas man found her in the driveway. We figure it had been somewhere between 20-35 mins. before she was found. They have her in a medically induced coma where they say she will stay for the next 3-4 weeks. Is this normal? Also, they did a cat scan on the 18th, and 19th and we were told the bleeding had stopped.
Avatar f tn She is experiencing severe migraines, along with severe nausea, and the left side of her face has become numb, and droopy. The first thing we thought was a mild stroke, she was admitted into the hospital, after MRI'S, Cat-scans, countless bloodwork, and ultrasounds, stroke was ruled out. Now, her dx is vascular migraines. I am curious after reading alot of posts about similar problems after gallbladder surgery, if anyone has has similar problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn Hi I'm terribly upset. My dad has just had a stroke. He's 72 and is currently in hospital virtually asleep full time. We know that it is caused by a blood clot stemming from Atrial Fibrillation and it has affected his left side (No vision, left arm and leg) The doctor has painted a very bleak picture which was very devastating and right now at this moment it just seems that there is no hope. Can anyone re-assure me that if he survives there is some hope for quality of life.
Avatar n tn Started feeling weird back in december, fatique, headaches, weakness, trouble spelling, etc..etc. Had Ct scan in march, results came back normal, is it possible for to me to had a stroke and it heal completely in 3 months, to where it would not be detected? Also, had mri done in june..results came back normal as well.
Avatar n tn and I'm swimming breast stroke and crawl and I only need to breathe every second or third stroke. In April, I visited New York and clocked my fastest time bike riding around Central Park in over ten years-- by several minutes. This is not the only potentially misdiagnosed problem. I am taking blood pressure medication, (lisinopril) possibly because my BP was taken on days when it may have been abnormally high due to recent prednisone (for cluster headache.
Avatar f tn Anyone functioning well enough to answer, to discuss your coping with stroke deficits that have remained for a year ago or longer. My stroke was more than 3.5 years ago and I still have some resentment about everything that I can't do. I would like to get a better attitude about it. But either way you are handling it, it would be helpful for me to hear about anyone else who still struggles with problems.
Avatar f tn He was 8 years of age, approximately 80lbs, and showed no signs of being sick before he passed. The night before he played like he always had and ate his dog food as usual. On the morning of his passing he was with me in my room most of the morning. He slept most of the time (which was normal for him) and I gave him crust from a sandwich I was eating.
Avatar f tn E i kept going in and out of consciousness and had an urgent MRI and CT scan. These did not show any signs of damage to the brain/head area. In January 2008 i was diagnosed with a serious staphlacoccus Aureus infection in my left ear. I had 5 various courses of antibiotics between January and April as it wouldn't clear up.
Avatar n tn A women is having symptoms of a stroke but test come back negative of no stroke, what is the cause of the stroke symptoms?
Avatar n tn Numbness in your lip, cheek, arm, leg favoring one side are possible and serious signs of a pending TIA/stroke. TIA is the same thing as a stroke only difference is it doesn't leave permanent damage like a CVA/stroke. That numbness is your body telling you there is a blockage somewhere. My recommendation if your having numbness to your face and side to see your doctor immediately, if possible see a Cardiologist as there are many heart ailments that can lead to stroke.
Avatar f tn When to see a doctor Seek immediate medical help if you experience paralysis, because you may be having a stroke. Actual Bell's palsy is not caused by a stroke. See your doctor if you experience facial weakness or drooping, to determine the underlying cause and severity of the illness.
Avatar n tn I agree with your concern over these symptoms- this sounds like signs of a stroke to me however, I'm not a doctor, so don't take that as it's what is happening. I'd really recommend that you call your doctor and talk to them right away about these symptoms. If you can't get a hold of them, it doesn't hurt to get to the ER- especially if it could be a possible stroke.
386185 tn?1218053498 Quix or someone might be able to to correct me if I am wrong, but I believe they might think you could of had stroke without the telltale signs. I do not have any one sided weakness or such at all, both sides are bad. ;-p I am an enigma. Just wanted to tell you that you are not alone in that scan finding.
8016255 tn?1396296964 My mother died in middle of a big smile of either heart disease, stroke, kidney failure. My father died of what was told to us of lung cancer, but he had brain cancer, a heart attack, liver cancer, caused by prostate cancer. I'd simply center on keeping the family in comfort unless you think a crime was committed.
82861 tn?1333457511 My nephew Alex is 6 years old and has suffered terribly with epilepsy since before two years of age. There were some odd signs that something was amiss since the day he was born. He would occasionally "space out" for a few seconds and then go back to being his typically curious and active self. No harm done. The pediatrician thought nothing of it so life went on. Just before he turned 2, a rash of grand mal seizures struck.
Avatar n tn Then last night she had another episode, nothing nearly as severe, just some slight weakness on her right side, she was able to walk downstairs and smile in the mirror and all was ok, the symptoms passed shortly after. She is now on ASA. She has slightly high cholesterol(very slightly) and on Monday of this week she accidently doubled up on her insulin and had 80 units of 30/70 in the am. She was monitored that day closely.
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5265383 tn?1483811956 Actual dx and signs ... trigeminal neuralgia, pyramidal tract signs (right babinski, hyperreflexive on right). I have a differential diagnosis of some sort of rare CNS vasculitis. Now this week I'm having stabbing pains when I breathe which escalate to pain all around, on the left. Ruled out -- tumour/cancer/pneumonia/muscle strain/pulmonary embolism/asthma. I have mentioned ms hug to my doctor, but he is obligated to rule out serious stuff.
921525 tn?1248126287 The labwork was done the same day as the appointment with the stroke specialist. I was not impressed with the stroke specialist. He asked me some why questions, including why I was dxd with ms and why I was on meds, and didn't do any testing other than checking my reflexes and putting a tuning fork to my legs. Then he asked me if I needed any prescriptions, and told me that in the future I could just see the ms nurse.
4522800 tn?1470329434 My Hub truly does not believe it has anything to do with Hip D. It is almost like he is getting signs of Dementia. I only notice this spaced out look when he looses his balance then he is OK. I can not take loosing my Dogs yet nor My Family. I have almost 11 months put behind me and I am too early in my Recovery to take any emotional stress like Death!!! The Vet did call back and is going to try a antinflammatory on him just in case it is pain related.
Avatar n tn I think you should get your current symptoms properly checked out as they may well be the signs you are asking about. A TIA is a warning of a stroke wanting to happen & you don't want to go there. Also please pull back & rest when you have symptoms or fatigue, it's your body saying "enough". Brain injuries seem to create fatigue unlike any other fatigue we have know.