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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 f tn While there is no direct treatment to reverse the process, several measures can be taken to prevent falls.
Avatar f tn Another doctor said it had gone from a 17 to a 22 (what unit of measurement I have no idea). My family believes that this cyst is what is causing my father's problems, but doctors don't really seem concerned. How can something on the brain or in the same area NOT be a problem or affect someone? My father also has had issues with memory. He gets his stories different and can't always remember to do things. He has even reported doing things and then not remembering it.
401370 tn?1233328282 It's horrifying and I'm sorry you did. How did you get to the critical care unit by the way? Was this unit at a hospital or in the jail?
211940 tn?1267884866 I had two instances whereby my arms began shaking (severe tremors) and I would hyperventilate, both times I was rushed to the ER, where they gave me diazapham (to calm me down). They weren't sure what the cause was, but they ruled out a seizure or stroke. The visits came to an end, but the "fun" was not over. My Neurologist sent me for an MRI, which resulted in showing a "walnut sized" cyst in the middle of my brain, and 12-16 lesions.
Avatar n tn Now in the hospital we found out that his arteries in his neck currodid artery i think thats how its spelled were 99% both closed so he went into surgery to clean one did fine but through all this and before i noticed his speech was slurred so they did check for stroke no stroke. so anyways he got out of icu back in his room nurse walked past heard him moan went in and he wasnt breathing so they started CPR immediately.
147426 tn?1317269232 I was almost bedridden for a good portion of the first 4 years suffering from daily dizziness, nausea, poor balance with a lot of falls, and the worst fatigue I had ever suffered. I had trained in a huge county hospital and regularly spent 36 hours straight on my feet. The fatigue with vertigo is worse!! Three years ago one morning I was putting on my shoes and socks and realized I couldn't lift my R leg onto the other to put my sock on. I could barely lift it off the ground.
Avatar dr m tn Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attack and stroke. ____________________________________________ Steven Y. Park, M.D., author of Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. Endorsed by New York Times best-selling authors Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Mark Liponis, and Mary Shomon. www.doctorstevenpark.
Avatar m tn Plus I am also treated for acid reflux, asthma, osteoporosis, depression, myoclonus, high homocysteine, allergies, hypothryroidism, low estrogen, bletharitis, rosacea, scalp problems, and on and on. Also I have stroke weakness on my right side causing terrible falls, plus kidney failure from the CT scans after my stroke. And sometimes my words come out wrong or I can't find the right word to say from my stroke aphasia.
Avatar m tn All you can do is pick up the pieces when she falls and get her to the pdoc then. Try and persuade her to see a pdoc now but don't be surprised if she refuses or if she does go she will not be truthful with them. Another thing and you probably won't like this - are you sure that her wish to divorce is all a manifestation of her mania?
Avatar f tn I have an Electrical Stem Unit (E Stem unitz) but I cannot get my foot to Dorsiflex with it (most stroke patients can, for instance). I am now six months out of the surgery that removed the wrong screw and I recently had an EMG test done. There has been regrowth in my nerves, but at the growth rate of one inch per month, it could take two more years for the new nerves to reach my foot and that is assuming that the nerve regrowth will even continue which it may or may not.
Avatar f tn I have an Electrical Stem Unit (E Stem unitz) but I cannot get my foot to Dorsiflex with it (most stroke patients can, for instance). I am now six months out of the surgery that removed the wrong screw and I recently had an EMG test done. There has been regrowth in my nerves, but at the growth rate of one inch per month, it could take two more years for the new nerves to reach my foot and that is assuming that the nerve regrowth will even continue which it may or may not.
211940 tn?1267884866 He said it could be a stroke, or a panic attack, or stress attack. However, he believed it was probably a minor stroke, not a panic/stress attack. So, once again, I'm in the "unknown" and may never know what happened, therefore, I have no way to try to prevent it.
Avatar m tn Alopecia Areata, is an autoimmune disease, which means your hair falls out. Maybe, maybe not. Next week ask your GP about it and ask for another ANA in 6 months if you are still having issues.
Avatar f tn I'm so glad that you have moved on with own family--your husband and children and grandchildren. I know other people who have totally disowned their parents. It has been a very positive step for all of them. Although it makes me wonder that you and your husband used to have good times with your parents in the past for holidays. Then later did your mother progressively get a bad attitude which then became too bad for your husband?
544292 tn?1268886268 I am an addiction counselor for last 18 years on a hospital detox unit. My first acquaintance with "ultram" 12 years or so ago was when the drug rep brought us several cases of ultram samples. Told us how great it was. We read the literature, checked the PDR... near the end there was a short paragraph; something like "potential for abuse and dependence considered minimal.
Avatar f tn He got another unit of blood platelets today, his 6th unit since he was admitted last Friday. Misty figured out today (from talking to his nurse) that her stepmom is getting regular updates from the doctor, but she isn't sharing that information with his family. The rest of us have no idea what is going on. Misty has repeatedly left messages for the doctor to call her, but those messages are being ignored. We have no idea what the labwork/blood tests show.
Avatar f tn I was taken from the doctor's office, on a strecher, to the nearest ER, where they were in hopes of stabilizing my situation in order to send me on, by helicopter, to the nearest Cardiac unit, about 90 miles away. I arrived at the Cardiac unit in, what they said, was grave condition. They told my husband to say his goodbyes, and contact all other family members. Day two, they came into my ICU room, told my husband and I, it wasn't a heart attack at all, but a bleeding ulcer.
Avatar f tn HI Theresa, Glad u feel comforted in not being alone...that is what is soooooooooo great about this forum.,...the support and the I am not alone feeling....it's a valadation too...that u r not crazy or making ne of it up. We r here....
Avatar m tn the female doc I had was from a different country and felt that I didnt need help with my husband who was a multi stroke pt,parkensens disease,diabetes,high blood pressure and here I was bleeding to death.they could only issue me help if the doctor wrote that I needed help .She refused. I change doctors.
573038 tn?1235398145 Most people with mitral valve prolapse have no symptoms, however, those who do commonly complain of symptoms such as fatigue, palpitations, chest pain, anxiety, and migraine headaches. Stroke is a very rare complication of mitral valve prolapse. Fatigue is the most common complaint, although the reason for fatigue is not understood. Patients with mitral valve prolapse may have imbalances in their autonomic nervous system, which regulates heart rate and breathing.
147426 tn?1317269232 I was almost bedridden for a good portion of the first 4 years suffering from daily dizziness, nausea, poor balance with a lot of falls, and the worst fatigue I had ever sufferd. Remember I had trained in a huge county hospital and regularly spent 36 hours straight on my feet. The fatigue with vertigo is worse!! Two and a half years ago one morning I was putting on my shoes and socks and realized I couldn't lift my R leg onto the other to put on my socks.
Avatar m tn What you need to get is helios, it is a liquid oxygen that is in a very light weight unit and it has a strap like a purse. If your O2 provider has not given you one of these, request it, if they don't have it, find out who does. I know that Lincare is all over the place and they carry it. My husband has the large liquid unit that he gets his O2 from strictly for portable and then he has the concentrator.
190559 tn?1280615967 Presentation may include alteration of conscious level, seizures, tremor, myoclonus, ataxia, or multiple stroke-like episodes. Psychiatric symptoms, including depression and psychosis, have also been reported . Course of Hashimoto's encephalopathy may be relapsing/remitting or progressive, even evolving into dementia. Nonspecific imaging abnormalities may be present. Brain MRI findings may change abruptly and drastically.
254544 tn?1310779332 1) I work in rehab in a skilled nursing unit, and a sick, older woman came in for therapy after a hospitalization. She use to live in Las Vegas, has a deep throaty voice, and was a club singer and a gospel singer. (Kind of a contradiction, I know) While reviewing the chart, I see that she has also been diagnosed with hep c. I never think twice about her dx, and wonder how much she knows about her disease. We never discuss it.
758077 tn?1282599161 I've had blood tests done, everything is normal, tried every hang over cure going including L glutamine and milk thistle. Nothing works apart from sticking to a 12 unit limit. If i go over that i freak out the next day. Started when i was around 24 and has just got worse (27 now). Bad days. The only thing I have found that helps is forcing myself to go jogging or at very least walking. Going to the gym helps but i usually feel too self conscious in my messed up anxious phase.
Avatar f tn He tried to cut me off when I said it, but he knows damn well what he meant when he said it even if he doesn't remember saying it. God, I need to stop or I am going to have a stroke... As far as any treatment, I have only been treated for my gastroparesis. I'm on domperidone and was on Zelnorm, but just my luck they took it off the market 3 weeks ago. So, far I haven't noticed any real difference surprisingly.
211940 tn?1267884866 The acromion is the large bursa in the shoulder that protects and cushions the tendons as they glide beneath the shoulder blade. With repetitive activities above shoulder level, overuse, aging or falls, this bursa may become inflamed, producing noises when the shoulder is moved. Pain coming from shoulder bursitis is frequently felt halfway down the upper arm toward the elbow.
296334 tn?1237642024 In the very beginning I did have major bad headaches, until one day it progressed to the facial numbness where my husband thought I had had a stroke. The headaches continued along with the numbness for about 2 years, and then the headaches just stopped and now all I have is the numbness. Along with all the other things that are starting to happen. I feel pretty certain it is not just migraines causing all of this. Things are just so hard right now.
Avatar n tn (doesn't hurt anymore, but is difficult) is intense trap muscle spasming normal? Is it okay to use my tens unit on the muscles that close to the fusion site ? I am now 5 days post op from a c5-c6 fusion, and agree that the worst part ties between this uncomfortable neck brace and finding a comfortable sleeping position. For boredom I recommend NETFLIX what a great thing!! I am now watching Lost season 4 and movies I've never made time to see before.