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 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 n tn Certainly the fact that I am younger than your mother has mant that the stroke has had a greater effect on my life than it will on hers, I have met other, older, stroke victims with similar disabilities to mine, who are not so terribly depressed, and lacking in hope as I am. But, please, listen to what the doctors tell you, and make the fairest decision for your mother, she is the one who will have to live with it, not you.
Avatar n tn most psychologists have very little experience with stroke victims and you might be better off without them. it feels something better to know other people who weather the depression that clouds almost everything we do. the lucky to be alive can be disturbing when you are not what you used to be. being only part alive is distressing and feeling that you will never be the same as before can really tear at your heart strings.
Avatar n tn I'm afraid that he wont be able to ever move his fingers again. Do anyone out there seen stroke victims move their finger and open and close them after 19 months? I also heard that what ever you get back after 2 years is what your left with? We got the Saeboflex for the hand but no results yet on any finger movements. Please tell me what might happen in the next 6 months.
Avatar f tn I would normally talk to someone I am dating about this, but I feel underinformed about the impact of stroke on emotions. I adore him and don’t want to upset him due to my own ignorance. I want to know more from him about how he processes feelings without suggesting he’s not adequate. How do I ask this? Can someone help me with perspective or share a resource before I approach the subject, so I can learn more?
Avatar m tn When did your dad have the stroke and what kind of stroke? Sounds like he's doing what my husband did while in the hospital...pulling his clothes off and exposing himself.
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 n tn Kathy had her hemorrhagic stroke a year and 1 week ago and we feel she is doing amazingly well considering all she has been through. Her bleed was on the right side, as I guess your Dad's was, and resulted in a "tennis ball" sized clot. Through good therapy at Skaggs Hospital Branson (highly recommend) she has achieved limited use of her left leg and arm. Now it's an ongoing battle with the insurance company for continuing therapy she so badly needs.
Avatar f tn My dad had a stroke about 3 weeks ago and it was a massive stroke, The doctors said that it's a good chance he wouldn't talk or walk again. He had his stroke on the left side of his brain caused by blockage. He is now in rehab and the Nurses say he is doing pretty good, but everytime a doctor comes in it dampens my family hope. They say he might get worse or they seem to think he should be doing better than what he is by now.
Avatar f tn Yes, anger is a common problem in stroke victims. It is not caused by depression, pre se, but by actual brain damage. As a 49-year-old stroke victim myself , I have been very irritable since my right-brain stoke 6 months ago. If you want to know what it's like for a stroke victim, imagine that you're getting less than half the sleep you are now--night after night. How you do think you'd feel and function?
Avatar n tn The second they think was caused when they lowered his blood pressure it was a Ischemic stroke. The first stroke is the most severe and originated in the Putamen ( a part of the basal ganglia). The second is on the right side and I've been told it controls spatial concepts. He has started to move more today and instead of only having posturing movements he has started to bring his arms up in a more normal response.
Avatar m tn I just want a disabilty retirement(Teacher Retirement System Texas) and I'm going through the steps with the specialist, still nothing guaranteed. Everyone going through these problems know the frustration and depression, that we are when we are told our test come up negative. Here's my story; I'm a 57 year old divorced male and a high school teacher. In Jan. 2009 I had a series of TIAs that landed me in the hospital for 3 days.
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.
4190741 tn?1370181432 Improves symptoms of certain neuropsychiatric disorders. (Including schizophrenia and ADHD.) 15.Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression. 16.Improves learning efficiency. 17.Improvements in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). 18.Reduces symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 19.Fosters a healthier body-image. 20.Improves emotional control. (Especially over feelings such as anger or hostility.) 21.Improves self-control. (Contributes to better choices and habits.) 22.
Avatar f tn Severe health anxiety is so sad, as it robs its victims of enjoyment of the here and now. We have seen medical students here who convince themselves they have whatever conditions they're studying, we've seen people who suddenly can't walk, we've seen loads of things in the years since this forum was started. It's just so unfortunate, and it's equally unfortunate that so many such patients either refuse mental health treatment or give only lip service to it.
Avatar n tn I had to try lots of antidepressants before I found one that worked. And I've had withdrawal symptoms that were bad from some of them. And just being on a few of them was pretty bad. But none of the symptoms were as bad as the depression - not even close. It took a couple of years trying around 8 anti-depressants before I found one that worked. (Very few people have this much trouble finding one.
1388999 tn?1370046414 Ok I either let it affect me or get on with life thought about it and out of respect for my wonderful mum and dad i decided to get over it .....and i did no big deal as far as I was concerned they love me! do not want anyone else in my life muddying the waters. Got married emigrated to Australia after the death of my parents with our one daughter.
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Avatar n tn for depression, and then in early 2005 had another stroke. He was then started on Topamax. He has lost 40 lbs, and he cannot afford to lose any more. But, I am seriously contemplating asking my MD to prescribe Topamax for me for weight loss. I think maybe my blood pressure will also decrease, and I am sure my feet and joints won't hurt anymore if I can get this extra 60 lbs off me. As I said, I am 66 years young, and am interested if any other young seniors are in my shoes.
Avatar n tn im on wellbutrin and im 16 its hard being on medication it makes me feel like im crazy and i dont know if i am but i was diagnosed with a few things like SAD(social anxiety disorder), depression and agoraphobia its really hard for me to go outside and out with friends i get bad panic attacks is there anyone who has theese disorders and have some suggestions i would deeply appreciate them thanx
Avatar n tn I do have extreme anxiety and depression and have had for quite some time. The doctor started me on Paxil 20 mg. and I was already taking Valium 10 mg. and Inderal 20 mg. once a day. Even with all of this, I'm a total wreck of nerves. No one in my family will talk to me about what happened or my fears. They think I'm making too much out of it and maybe I am, especially after reading this forum. But this is totally new to me and I'm just terrified.
Avatar n tn My husband is taking both of the pills listed above and is buying them from dealers. It has been going on over 3 years now and has really gotten expensive. He has HepC and I have told him how damaging this is to take these pills with his liver disease. He says that he can't work the way he does without them because they give him energy. I am starting to see the sudden outburst of anger. Especially if I say anything about the pills.
Avatar n tn My parents died within 9 months of each other and everyones been telling me I had depression. Well my symptoms seem to come and go. When I dont feel crappy im my normal self. Bit when they come back I get extremely tired my right ear pain comes and goes and my sinuses are horrible. I dont usually have a runyy nose but the pain is awful. I also git my tonsills out 4 weeks ago and everytime I would start feeling like this my throat would swell up and I would get white patches on my tonsills too.
480448 tn?1426952138 or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind. Therefore, I am going to share with you all what *I* know about these phenomena, and hopefully reassure some of you that this is par for the anxiety while irritating, maybe even is totally harmless. Derealization and depersonalization are two terms that are sometimes used interchangably. Truth is, they DO vary a little bit in their presentation....
Avatar f tn I know it's hard and even a little scary, but it's amazing how quickly it changes your outlook. Don't get me wrong, I still have issues and I'm on 10mg Lexapro to help with anxiety and mild depression, but slowly but surely, it's getting better. I am so grateful that God has given me opportunities to reach out to others and that, through them, he's leading me back out of the dark. God bless all!
1323357 tn?1274826939 an increase of adrenaline and decrease of dopamine - and this feeling of depersonalistion and derealisation is a result. You are not going insane and this will rebalance itself. What makes it persist is that usually a person does not know what it is and so worries/creates more stress this creates a self-perpetuating cycle.
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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