Stroke victims and flying

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Avatar f tn Maybe an ice-pack on her head would work just as well?? They do that for premature babies and some stroke victims. My mother has had a history of fainting, possibly following an earlier MVA. She was evaluated for this. After the last accident (not the last, there have been so many) she started having seizures. The consultant believed this was being triggered by low oxygen levels. Maybe a large part of this is psych related. I don't know.
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 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 The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
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....
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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.
Avatar m tn I got sick of it so I went to the doctor who checked my ears and said that it did look sore in there and perhaps I had an infection so they prescribed a low dose of amoxicillin. I took about 1/3 of the dose and stopped because the symptoms went away. I didnt like the side effects (bad stomach) so I stopped taking it since the vibrating had stopped. The vibrating came back though after a few days, and it became a constant sense of vibrating.
Avatar f tn Even though the doctors didn't think my husband would pull through, I had faith that he would and he did...with flying colors! Just remember, surviving the stroke is only the beginning. It's a long road ahead and it has its ups and downs. Although I'm not an expert on strokes I'm an expert on dealing with my husband and the effects of his stroke. My husband had confusion, hallucinations, a bit of paranoia and some personality changes.
Avatar n tn I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
Avatar n tn From all that I have read about it, if a victim is not defibrillated with 4-6 minutes, they will not survive regardless of CPR. (Unfortunately for some victims, this doesn't even help).The CPR helps prevent brain damage and is the life support system until the paramedics arrive, but if they are not there within minutes it can be fatal. Only 5% of cardiac arrrest victims survive. This is an alarming number but is getting a little better with the push of the importance of defibrillators.
Avatar m tn Just recently I read how skin cells can now be converted into different types of brain cells in mice, soon to go into human trials for stroke victims. So many companies are playing with the blueprint of life that the keys will be unlocked to cure anything.
233488 tn?1310696703 According to this study, floaters have lower utility values than mild angina, mild stroke, colon cancer, and asymptomatic HIV infection. This indicates that floaters have a significant negative impact on the quality of life as compared to ocular as well as systemic diseases. It is interesting to note that there was no difference between acute (less than 1 month) and chronic (mean duration of more than 1 year) floaters.
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519226 tn?1378994921 She talks about people in a nasty manner. She lies and when you call her on it, she denies it. She starts trouble with me and my siblings. My brother hasn't had anything to do with her in the last several years. No one wants to be around her because she is so nasty. She always has to put people down, and it seems she is extremely jealous of me.
429155 tn?1205676864 I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
Avatar n tn My dissection resulted in a stroke and my artery is closed forever. You were lucky! My stroke doc says he sees many dissections in people doing less than what I was doing. Like you, my headache started within a couple of hours of me completing the race. Looking back, I feel that was an indicator that something was not right. As far as exercise goes, no running again. I spin now with a heart rate monitor. I don't let my heart rate go above 150. Have you considered that vs checking bp?
Avatar m tn She underwent very traumatic surgery, ended up on life support, and suffered a large stroke which paralysed her completely down one side of her body. Again, no problems physically while nursing her to recovery and rehabilitating her through her stroke, but when she was about 99% recovered (Dec 2010), I started to relax more and found I was having chest pains. Then 3 months later, another MI.
Avatar f tn The vet has let me bring her home because she does know when you're there and still purs and responds to touch but her head constantly stays to the left and she keeps going round in circles. She is eating and drinking with the help of me and my partner feeding her by syringe every 2 hours.
Avatar m tn The good thing is that I have a week and a half off when I'm done before graduation activities (3 pretty intense days of things on campus), which I don't know how I'll get through if I still feel like this. My mom is flying in, my dad and stepmom, other family, my boyfriend's family is meeting my family for the first time (and I think there may be a proposal around that time...). I don't know how I'm going to get through it all if I'm not better by then.
Avatar m tn You know, the little fruit fly looking things. However, we're not big fruit eaters and don't have any out. They seem to love the trash and the sink (different fly?). Up to 6 months ago I felt like a bug was crawling on me when I sat on my couch and bed (different apartment), our first assumption was bed bugs and we treated the house (using bombs) for these, the crawling feeling slowed but never fully stopped.
217229 tn?1192766004 I visited w Bush's victims and found it worse than even I imagined. Too many, too much. Against the protestations of my docs, I began to work w some of the worst of the mental cases - by choice. Most of those folks encounter their worst terror late at night. That is compatable w my severe sleep apnea which never seems to allow sleep until 4:00 AM or later. I have always been a creature of the night. So I'd show up about 7:30 PM and work till about 4:00 AM. It's pitiful.
Avatar f tn show her the law suits. altho those just point out the stroke victims mainly. My fiance actually brought up that maybe I needed to go see a therapist because I wasn't the same as what I used to be. I actually ended up slapping him across the face when he got home from his bachelor party and then crying hysterically because I thought he was leaving me for good when his best man took him to his house for the night.
97676 tn?1340408973 Does it "work." Yeah, it works really well for her -she's making money on that stuff. Does it work for others? The answers range from "never" to "sometimes" to "always." Just for fun, let me do a search on Ebay and see what we come up with (goes to Ebay). I see that the price on her web site is 8 easy payments of about $60 each -that's $480 buckos. And I see that Ebay has it for about half that or less.
Avatar n tn Doctors have told me that I need no treatment and that Thallassemia has no symtpoms. I go to sleep tired and I wake up tired. I can be tired after 12 hours sleep! Can I be suffering symptoms from my thallassemia. Does any one else feel the same way that I do? This is a little bit hard for me, but I don't want to complain.
Avatar n tn I never had issues when I was coming off the medicne but about three days ago I started having spells of feeling light headed. I have had bouts of flu type feelings and I feel very tired and worn out. Basically I feel like **** and I dont have the flu. My question is, How long does it take to get Zoloft out of your system?
Avatar n tn The condition is caused by a small flying insect of the ' Noseeum ' category. These are small flying insects with white or clear wings and of submillimeter body size. They suck human blood and share their life cycle between plants and unwillingly with humans in the absence of other animal/ bird hosts. They lay thier eggs on the skin hair and thier larva burroughs itself under the skin for ese of blood sucking.
Avatar n tn they thought that i may be having a mild stroke ( T.I.A. ) the results were negative and the doctor found me to be in excellent health. after this i changed my dieting habbits and stayed away from all raw sugar products including cokes and tea. i then had no problems. i am now on a flight crew with the u.s.a.f. and i started drinking lots of cokes daily again because i do love them so much.