Stroke victims and depression

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Avatar n tn Aside from paralysis or loss of muscle movement and difficulty talking, other possible issues include memory loss or thinking difficulties, emotional problems and depression, pain and changes in behavior and self-care. If the symptoms persist, it is best that you have him see his attending physician for proper evaluation and to rule out complications mentioned above. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Is there a website listing support groups for stoke victims? Does anyone know if there is a support group for stroke victims in the Owatonna or Faribault, Minnesota area? Thank you!
Avatar f tn My brother who is 36yrs old w/no prior medical problems fell down with a massive stroke paralizing his right side according to drs brain swelling covered left side and they advised us to pull the plug**we didnt** drs stated he will never reconize us open his eyes move** he is able to do all these things w/in a week time of stroke**now drs are advising us to put a trachea in**we are very confused and dont know what we should do what is going to be the best decision for my brother>>
Avatar n tn Yes a person can get a stroke from too much Morphine...I am a R.N. and work with stroke victims , Look up water shed strokes...
Avatar f tn You should go back to your doctor and ask what has been done to prevent another stroke, you may need to see a new doctor, which is perfectly fine. Either way ask for what therapy should be followed to address any deficits and ask for a doctors order for those therapies, which may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy. You should never have been allowed out of the hospital without some explanation of preventative measues being taken. Does he have any deficits?
Avatar f tn Are high altitudes dangerous for stroke victims?
Avatar n tn I wanted to ask a doctor or neurologist, what the future looks like for stem cells and treating not only recent stroke victims, which is important, but also long time stroke victims and brain regeneration. There seems to be promise to have stem cells treat damaged/dead parts of the brain, and have regrowth of these areas. Any professional opinions on the subject besides just what we hear in the news?
Avatar n tn We just need to take each day one at a time, and not over do it. Stroke victims and mini victims like our selves are put under alot of stress. My Doctor advised me to go to a Stress management course, I have been looking into this but haven't found one yet. We just need to encourage each other. I will be here for you!
Avatar n tn She does not have the use of her left arm. Before the stroke she was very active and particularly enjoyed quilting. I would like suggestions from stroke victims as to hobbies that she might try using her right hand only.Luckily she is right handed. thanks for the help.
Avatar n tn My father had a stroke last 3 years ago and has been doing well. Are there any contraindications for traveling via airplane because of the air pressure that could be of concern? Also is massage good for stroke victims?
Avatar m tn My grandmother recently had a stroke and now currently lacks fine motor skills. She is also has over 90% hearing loss. Is their brand or type of hearing aid that is made for stroke victims to make communication easier?
Avatar n tn I agree with both comments above, but do you think the docs. are aware of how much stress she's under? The question about the cultural expectations is a great one! Is she expected to suffer quietly, and does she rest or spend most of her time worrying and nurturing? Does she urinate as soon as she feels the urge, or does she wait a while because she's too busy?
Avatar m tn there is an online researcher video that says prednisone destroys neurons in the hippocampus and shouldn't be given to stroke victims I'm already having brain damage, fog from sleep apnea and 73% O2 at night so I don't know if klonopin and prednisone helps or actually causes brain damage
Avatar n tn Can Alpha GPC help stroke victims, if so what dosage and brand name is best?
Avatar f tn My family started calling the stroke a miracle because he recovered pretty fast, got a lot nicer, and his alcohol consumption was extremely low. I know that stroke victims should never drink alcohol because it raises the risk of another stroke, but one of his doctors said he could have a little bit of beer every now and then. He was sad all the time so, to make him happy, my mom started buying him tiny beers that he could have a couple times a week and she kept it super regulated.
Avatar n tn During my TIA, my left arm floated up by itself and the neurologist said it is called "floating limb" and is seen in some stroke victims. I believe there are people that have had a small stroke and don't realize it. I would see your doctor...just to be safe.
Avatar n tn I run four miles every other day, weight train and have a very healthy diet. My concern is, if this is normal for post stroke victims and/or if this should be a major concern.
Avatar n tn // gave me some idea. I would like to know your opinion about this herb and other alternative therapies.
Avatar n tn It has been almost seven months since my stroke, I have re- gained some movement and strength in my hand and foot now. However, my muscles are aching so bad now that it is colder, I can hardly hold my toothbrush to brush my teeth. Is this common after a stroke? I also have diabetes 2 and high-blood pressure. I am excercising on my own at home now. Do you have any excercise recommendations? How long is the average recovery?
Avatar n tn type depression, where one is depressed in response to some negative event in his or her life, such as the death of a loved one, for instance, or in this case, the sudden disability caused by the stroke itself. The incidence and extent of depression in stroke go well beyond this simple connection, however.
Avatar n tn Have been told of great success stories for young stroke victims from people as the young brain can do many things that may be an older brain would not. Does any one have any success stories to share w/ us - it just gives us hope - he is a 6'2 , 240 lb high school football player set to play college football next year pre stroke. Any info would help - thank you and God Bless.
Avatar m tn You've taken the first step and that is recognizing that you have depression. It is a BIGGIE. It sounds like your stroke happenned relatively recently and you're still going through adjustments - both physical and emotional. I hope your doctors are helping you through that -- you should not feel overwhelmed with all of these medical decisions (looking for the right meds combination, etc.) - let your doctor guide you.
Avatar n tn Although you often hear that the majority of recovery for stroke victims is seen within the first six months, I feel there is always hope. New advances and research are taking place and have now proven that the brain can make new "pathways". I have read reports that state even though damaged brain cells cannot be replaced, that unaffected brain cells can take over some functions of the destroyed cells. Has your mom continued physical therapy?