Stroke symptoms and signs

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Avatar n tn I went to the ER and was dx. with sinutis. I had CT and chest X-ray with lab work all came back normal. My question is the signs for sinutis infections are the signs that I had was wrong dx.
Avatar f tn Found the following info on the web. Hope it helps.
1532119 tn?1292317951 Dear Friend, The signs and symptoms of the stroke and vary from just mild pain and stretching with numbness to paralysis. SO if you are having a previous history if the same, then you need to be very careful, not to miss it's severity again. So do keep a touch with a good GP or a neurophysician for a half yearly review. That would be take precaution and for prevention.
Avatar n tn He says that his entire left side, arm and leg go numb and very weak. He suffers from chronic headaches and takes Tylenol like candy. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone? He is the kind of person that doesn't go to the doctor unless he feels that he is scared. When he was diagnosed with vertigo, let me tell you, he scared me to death. He asked me to take him to the ER! The last time he went to a dr.
Avatar m tn It is so frustrating when it does not show up on your MRI and one place tells you possible mini stroke and you go the next time and they transfer you to a different hospital and they do test afterwards and then say it's not a mini stroke because there is no evidence on the test so it must be symptomatic or stress. I am not stressed and i had one of the best days of the month when this happened.
783212 tn?1295031606 and sudden, severe headache with no known cause. IN your case, you have been experiencing your symptoms for some time now, and stroke usually occurs suddenly. If prescription medications do not help, try complementary and alternative medicine. Biofeedback therapy, self-hypnosis and acupuncture have shown positive results to headache sufferers. Take care and best regards.
Avatar n tn Symptoms can vary depending on whether the stroke is caused by a blood clot (ischemic stroke) or bleeding (hemorrhagic stroke), where the stroke occurs in the brain, and how bad it is. A stroke usually happens suddenly but may occur over hours. For example, you may have mild weakness at first. Over time, you may not be able to move the arm and leg on one side of your body.
Avatar n tn Recently I had travelled to an early morning meeting and I noticed while driving there my ability to read the traffic signs and business signs were gone. I tried to pronounce words longer than the four letters in a stop sign and it was as if I forgot the sounds most letters had made. leaving me unable to read. I was travelling with a headache and once I had made my destination I felt very disoriented in conversation. Could I have had a stroke??? Please advise asap. Thank-You very much!
Avatar n tn My mother is recovering from her 2nd TIA which occured 5 wks ago and the only obvious signs of her attack were short term memory loss until a few days ago. She has started comlaining about an excessive dry mouth, thirst and constant trips to the ladies. Along with these symptons she is experiencing shaking periods where her whole body shakes for around 45mins then it subsides and she feels normal again. The thirst increases prior to and during these attacks. Blood tests have come back normal.
Avatar n tn My doctor seems to think that dehydration could be the problem, but I never had this problem before the stroke and eating/drinking pattern has not changed. I work with power tools and I am on scaffolds and hydrolic lifts. I would not like to get one of these "spells" while working. Any information you could provide would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn On its own dizziness with bilateral hand tingling is not very suggestive of a stroke and may be more realted to blood pressure, heart causes etc.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to add, that you know your body better than anyone else and if it was a TIA/Mini Stroke, those are temporary and usually do not show up on x-rays but people that do have TIA's have something like a 30% chance of having another TIA or actually stroke within the following year. So you really need to be aware of stroke symptoms and if you get any of these symptoms you need to go straight to the ER.
Avatar f tn It is very likely that you suffered a stroke 1 month ago which means you are now at an even higher risk of having another stroke -- and the next one may be devastating and permanent. You must treat your blood pressure, check your sugar and cholesterol and put yourself on a good diet. Find a doctor or a clinic that will do a comprehensive exam and start you on medication. Do it for your kids.
Avatar m tn The doc who first said he had a stroke and had the tia was now saying no signs of stroke and no reason to worry? The doc and nuro are the same from the 1st incident 10 years ago. They do want to do another mri, cat scan saying it has been 10 yrs but wtf. Tell a person they had a stroke, medicate them for ten years for it and then say nope, no stroke....... My dad has been unable to get any kind of decent health insurance because of this. I told him to find new doc for second opinion.....
659608 tn?1318292966 While the symptoms seem to be similar to many associated with a heart attack, you've been checked and I assume no signs were found, and the symptoms go on. Have you had an echocardiogram to check such things as your ejection fraction (pump efficiency)? Much of what you say sounds to me like congestive heart problems, I'll not call it failure as I think that means the heart has stopped...death. What is your blood pressure and heart rate?
Avatar n tn For 1 week now he is in a stroke rehab unit in a wheelchair with catheter and very little speech and some disorientation,MRI and Cat scan and Doppler all show negative results.Is there any possibility that there could be another diagnosis that is being missed?
Avatar n tn 0, but I was having significant hair loss and my TSH was in normal range and was having terrible symptoms at the same time. My hair just now has started to grow back, and that is only after getting my TSH down to close to a .7, and also stopping my beta blockers that I was on. It's just alittle hair growth too, nothing too great, I just haven't had stubble of any kind in years, so it's nice.
967168 tn?1477588089 // Sudden cardiac arrest, which is often confused with a heart attack: http://www.nhlbi.nih.
Avatar n tn I think it unlikely that the primary cause of your dog's death was heat stroke. Your dog was exhibiting abnormal symptoms prior to being left outside. She had increased drinking while she was still indoors in the air conditioning. Increased drinking can be signs of over heating of course, but it is also caused by diabetes, hyperadrenocorticism, kidney disease, pyometra, toxin ingestion and more. I am sorry that I cannot be more definitive about her cause of death.
Avatar n tn My 84 year old Grandmother just suffered a massive stroke and is in a coma/resting state, been in this state for 3 days now. It effected the whole right hemisphere and a part of the left. She has also lost movement on her left side. The first day she ws in this coma she ws moving her body a lot probably because they gave her a medication by the name of PHENERGAN she was allergic to. The second day she started trying to talk kind of groaning.
Avatar n tn can a stroke be faked, or caused by drug abuse and is it normal for the flacicity to come and go randomly sometimes with in 10 min or so.
2175879 tn?1338358628 Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. As your doctors have ruled out stroke and suggest that your symptoms could be due to PTSD, you could go for professional counselling and see if it helps to resolve your symptoms. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn His doctor has given him an MRI, and he has no sign of stroke or tumor. Are these typical symptoms or a person that attempts to quit after excessive use for a long period of time? Also, his tolerance level changed, which made him stop in the first place, along with family intervention.
Avatar f tn I would like to tell you that in stroke, we get to see the symptoms clearly and the treatment is aimed at the control of the symptoms. Whatever is not controlled via treatment is the "Residue" of the stroke. SO i don't think presently i should comment on the same and can give you inputs, only after the scan results are in front of us, to determine the further course of action. Feel free to discuss more.
469720 tn?1388149949 Physical inactivity and obesity - Being inactive, obese or both can increase your risk of high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. So go on a brisk walk, take the stairs, and do whatever you can to make your life more active. Try to get a total of at least 30 minutes of activity on most or all days. What are other, less well-documented risk factors? Geographic location - Strokes are more common in the southeastern United States than in other areas.
464054 tn?1223826633 Among women who were later treated for stroke, the study showed that many of them reported symptoms that were different from the typical stroke symptoms. Aside from the classic stroke symptoms, a woman may have: loss of consciousness or fainting, shortness of breath, falls or accidents, sudden pain in the face, chest, arms or legs, seizure, sudden hiccups, sudden nausea, sudden tiredness, and sudden palpitations. (http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar n tn First of all, keep in mind that I am unable to diagnose you because I am unable to examine you, this forum is for educational purposes. The symptoms you describe suggest dysfunction of your vestibular system and/or brainstem stem. Vertigo (a sense of room spinning, rocking on a boat or other sensations of your body moving relative to the ground) is caused by disruption of the vestibular systems of the peripheral ear or the brainstem/cerebellum.
Avatar f tn I am a disabled Emergency Room RN...I know the symptoms of a stroke. I am puzzled with my own symptoms of late -- not sure if they are stroke-like. I have been having headaches for about one week that come out of nowhere. They absolutely make me sick "nauseated" and feel like pressure in my right to back of my head, sometimes pressure in my right ear. I have tried Tylenol PM, Ibuprofen and neither seem to help much.
Avatar n tn The doctor said that even though the MRI showed signs of a stroke, it didn't explain either of my episodes. I have had an MRI/MRA, echocardiogram and an assortment of blood tests looking for clotting disorders. So far there is no explaination for what's happening to me. He is also scheduling me for a transthoracic echo. Oddly he said that my chances of not having a full blown stroke are better if he doesn't find a cause.