Stroke symptoms vision loss

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Avatar n tn my mother recently visited neurologist ( was refered by eye-specialist ) who remarked her of vision loss that could lead to blindness. i read a word VASCULAR HEADACHE in the report. few weeks back my mother complaint that she is seeing black spots / webs before her eyes, that i read from net are the floaters. she is also suffering from migrane for a very long time. she also complaint that her hearing capability is also reducing. i am really worried . i fear she might loose her vision.
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Avatar n tn trouble seeing in one or both eyes, such as dimness, blurring, double vision, or loss of vision; confusion, trouble understanding; slurred or garbled speech; trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; or severe headache.
Avatar f tn At 26 I had a massive ischemic stroke in my right occipital lobe. I was about 95% blind after the stroke. About a year later my vision had nearly all cleared up. I only had 50% vision loss in my left eye only instead of both eyes. About two months ago though I started to experience strange symptoms. About two minutes before falling asleep and roughly two minutes after waking up my ENTIRE, body...goes numb. I can't feel my limbs, at all. Sometimes they're even hard to move.
Avatar n tn My husband had a left thalamic stroke last month. His symptoms seem to vary a bit from yours, but his neurologist showed us his MRI results. There are very small regions in the thalamus that are responsible for judgement and emotions, to name a few. He mentioned that people who have a thalamic stroke often undergo states of mania or depression. He has not had any of those symptoms, but perhaps this is a cause for your depression. I don't know if antidepressants help.
Avatar n tn My mum, who has had a very tough time over the past year (stroke, heart failure, respiratory failure, renal failure all stemming from one episode which left her comatose for four weeks last September) is concerned about a problem with her vision that has been popping up over the past few weeks. She has total left peripheral vision loss as a result from the stroke, and suffers from severe chronic migraines.
Avatar n tn There is a good possibility that you suffered from stroke as suggested by your symptoms of loss of vision, numbness and electric shock like sensations in the arms. Also white matter lesion in the brain can occur in stroke. CSF myelin basic protein is a non specific measurement and is seen in inflammatory and destructive conditions of brain. It is not specific for MS. Please go ahead with the stroke referral and let us know if you have any other questions.
Avatar f tn Some of the physical disabilities that can result from stroke include paralysis, numbness, inability to perform movements, difficulties carrying out daily activities, appetite loss, speech loss vision loss, and pain.With good rehabilitation patients have been known to continue to improve for years,so be hopeful and all the best.
Avatar f tn A stroke is when blood is lost in one side of the brain causing dizziness, loss of motor skills, confusion, blurred vision, and other symptoms. I am not trying to scare you but a stroke is rather serious. Do some research and if you think the symptoms match up force her to see a doctor. whether she believes in them or not this could save her from having a more serious stroke, which could do anything from paralyzing one side of the body or even death. I'm sorry to scare or worry.
Avatar n tn If you had a hemorrhagic stroke with loss of peripheral vision, there can sometimes be a moderate amount of improvement in the first several weeks but there is often a permanant nature to the loss of vision. In very general terms, if the loss of vision has not resolved in 3 or 4 weeks, it may very well be permanant. Of course, every case is different and you need a complete examination with an ophthalmologist to determine the exact cause and extent of your vision loss.
Avatar n tn To be frank there is no technique for restoring vision loss after a stroke. Most such vision loss is bilateral, affecting both eyes and tends to involve the peripheral vision more than the central vision. There may be some improvement spontaneously over the 4 to 6 month period following a stroke but it is usually precious little when accurately measured. Most 'improvement' comes from adaptation and adjustment on the part of the patient.
Avatar n tn 03 tom- in my opinion it sounds like u r suffering complicated migraines. these can cause visual loss as well as the speech symptoms . unfortunately these may also be "mini-strokes" which can lead to a full stroke. also, migraines themselves have a small risk of causing stroke. i do not mean to alarm you, but u should be seen soon by both a neurologist and an ophthalmologist. If you are interested we would love to see you here at Henry Ford Eye Care Services.
Avatar f tn Please please go to the ER... i dont want to scare you but severe headaches with vision loss is a sign of a stroke. Please go and get an MRI/Ct scan it is so much better to be safe. Wish you luck but please have this looked into.
Avatar n tn The most frequent symptoms include temporary loss of vision ; difficulty speaking (aphasia); weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis); and numbness or tingling (paresthesia), usually on one side of the body. Impairment of consciousness is very uncommon. If there are neurological symptoms persisting for more than 24 hours, it is classified as a cerebrovascular accident, or stroke”. Taken from http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar m tn Hi, Thank you for your question. Common symptoms after stroke could be unconsciousness, loss of vision, headache, eye and neck pain, seizures, paralysis, gait disturbances etc. It needs some days to recover completely as it depends upon severity also. Investigations like CT angiography, MRI, CSF examination (presence of blood) are essential to reach at diagnosis here. Neurosurgery is the mainstay of treatment that may be suggested by a neurologist after examination.
Avatar m tn The MRI showed no signs of a stroke and no damage to the brain. The nuerologist simply said he had symptoms of a stroke but the MRI didn't conclusively show anything. He simply said they would treat it as a stroke because he didn;t have any answers as to what was really going on. Lather that night, my dad stated that the pins and needles were getting worse in his hand and feet as well as up his right arm.
Avatar f tn There may be sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, usually on one side. Sudden loss of vision, dizziness o loss of balance and coordination may also indicate a stroke. If the headache is sudden and severe in intensity, it needs to be investigated for stroke. Consult a neurologist immediately for a detailed assessment and relevant investigations like MRI brain. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar m tn Went to opthalmologist and he saw no reason for it, just said there was swelling across blood vessel and that caused it. Around three weeks later I woke up to loss of vision in that same eye. It looks like a tv that is losing its picture, no sharp edges. Went back to the doctor and he said there is edema in the eye, the distance test shows no vision and that the cause is not from diabetes. I am 61 and he says I am too young for some of the diagnosises.
Avatar f tn Symptoms I suffer: * Seeing zig zag lines * Sensitivity to bright light/ sound/ strong odors * Blurred vision * Loss of appetite * Nausea * Vomiting * Chills (sometimes) * Irritability
Avatar m tn If you did have an occipital stroke, there can be symptoms of visual field loss, inability to move your eyes appropriately to objects, hallucinations, etc. The squiggly in your vision may be a “floater” in the eyeball itself. However, different stressors can bring out symptoms of a previous stroke in people who have had prior strokes. Lastly, I strongly encourage you to not take your ativan and alcohol together. You should address this with your primary care physician.