Stroke victims and depression

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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 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 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 m tn It does seem, as you are indicating, that if things are done now when he is so young, they can have an outward positive effect maybe more than for older stroke victims. I think in your shoes, I would reach out (or have your mom do so) to the doctor who treated your brother for stroke, and ask him about rehabilitation specialists who work with kids that have had strokes. See if you can get a referral, and go to the appointments, and learn what they are doing.
477009 tn?1210876873 My mom had a stroke one week ago today. She is almost 60 and this is her 2nd hemorragic stroke. The first she was released from hospital in less than a week. But this one was worse and at the basil Ganglia. She had a tube inserted in her brain to drain the blood and fluid due to the they could not do surgery. Every day has had a new result. She has spoken to us, answered questions correctly. Regained all motor skills in her left side.
Avatar m tn I have found a few case reports that indicate that people with this type of stroke (Wallenbergs syndrome) can suffer from central sleep apnea and I was wondering if this is common knowledge amoung doctors that treat stroke victims. Is 24 hr pulse oximetry monitoring typically required following this type of stroke for 7 days ? Am I right to assume that inpatient care does not perform 24 hr pulse oximetry monitoring.
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.
1431003 tn?1283341073 For what ever reason he did not get a scan until the next morning and did not start the Aspirin treatment until around 16 hours after the stroke. He can speak quite well and see and read. Still not passed his swallow test though. When I left him at the hospital the night of the stroke he could still move his left arm and leg quite well but now nothing. He is only 56 does not smoke or drink and quite fit and very active.
Avatar n tn - Can anyone share stories of young and healthy stroke victims recovering slowly over the years. I hope and pray that his youth and good health translate to better chances for long term progress? - Last, they discovered just last week at outpatient therapy that his right hand reacts to vibrations. After using a vibrating machine on his R forearem, he is able to do some movements in his R wrist that he can not normally do. Can anyone share their thoughts on this.
Avatar m tn This is serious stuff and quite honestly, my symptoms have improved but not gone away. 10% of TIA victims go on to have a major stroke within 90 days (1 in 10), and you now have a 35 to 40% chance of having a major stroke. I don't want to scare you, but you need to press the issue with your Doctor.
691463 tn?1227419054 we have an elderly cat of 17, he is suddenely much more lethargic than usual, as if in a daze and drooling heavily, we wonder if he may have had a stroke, he experienced something like a seizure couple of weeks ago.
1764174 tn?1313458880 My husband has had a second stroke this year (March & July). He has depression and I feel like I am going crazy! He is like Jekyll & Hyde. He says no one cares, or helps.....My god I have been here everyday 24/7 I do everything but it seems not to be enough. I sit and cry and wonder why. The doctor has put me on blood pressure medication and Klonopin because I am feeling so much anxiety with my bp around 190/126 and the lowest is 135/101.
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?
720906 tn?1230536870 My mother had a stroke two weeks ago and after being told she is not responsive and won't do any good at rehab, she has proved them wrong. She is awake for longer periods, is responsive and today was able to hold her head up and balance herself sitting in her wheelchair without assistance. No-one knows, but I agree, let her sleep as much as she wants. She'll likely wake and respond to you. A little each day. All the best.
1831849 tn?1383228392 Wish they would have reported the numbers/instances of MSers and stroke victims that have this. And, how they identified the enzyme...i.e., was it through autopsy? And, if there is a way of knowing these percentages of MSs and alike that have this enzyme, etc. while we are alive and kickin.
Avatar m tn My 35 year old daughter had a stroke on August 26, 2008. I have also been looking for a message board or a group for support for her. Everything I am finding is for older people and I must say, young people's issues are so different. If any of you find something please come back and post it. I would be curious to know why you each had your stroke at a young age? My daughter's was from birth control pills and I think this is more common that most people realize.
Avatar f tn The doctors don’t know why the stroke happened so young, but the brain damage was due to non-timely ID of the stroke while it was happening. He does, indeed have depression issues and is very angry about being otherly-abled. But, he is fiercely determined and continues to make such progress in physical therapy that it stuns me, what he is suddenly able to do, sometimes. His emotions have been hard to access and hard to predict.
1474053 tn?1297825738 I guess what I am wondering is since I have never been around someone who had a stroke in the first days after one is whether this happens to all stroke victims and if some of it goes away on its own. Its terrifying to see her like this and I read alot of hopeful stories about stroke survivors. I guess I just want to know from someone else going through this or have gone through this if they went through the same thing themselves or with their loved one?
Avatar m tn The lead doctor has informed me that my dad has had a severe stroke and is unlikely to walk again. His front neck arteries are blocked and given he isn't a fit person they cannot do anything about that. The artery to the back of the brain is ok and I guess is keeping him going. We are 3 weeks to the day into our journey and dad is still in bed in hospital and making slow progress.
Avatar m tn Hi, my grandmother (82 year old) had an ischemic stroke over a month ago and there hasn't been any major improvements except from her opening her eyes from time to time but I don't think she sees us. The Dr said it was a massive stroke which affected her left hemisphere. She does however squeeze our hands from time to time. We're unfortunately fearing the worst but taking her age in consideration, what are the chances of 82 year olds making recovery's?