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Avatar m tn To all, actually. Wow! What a relief to read that so many other stroke victims have exactly the same symptoms as my 93-year-old mother since her stroke almost 4 weeks ago. Glad to hear that these phenomena seem to diminish with time. She takes Dilantin to prevent seizures, Resperadol (sp?), and at night, if needed, another sedative for these issues. A bladder infection and then a rash from the antibiotic also added to her considerable discomfort and agitation.
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.
720906 tn?1230540470 Our prayer is that God's will, will be done. I know stroke victims are all different, my question is how long does it take for a person to respond after a stroke, if they sleep alot and is not responsive is there a danger that everythg will start to shut down?
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 n tn to their diet to start. Apparently, stroke victims have a hard time with the uptake of food proteins. Next, find a doctor who will prescribe Ritalin for say, just a week to see if that will help "brighten" the patient up (20mg to 40mg depending on body weight, 12 hour time release). What I saw with my wife and others around her was that if YOU let them just sit, the stroke patient will do just that. They will do nothing to help themselves.
Avatar n tn * What is the average time it takes for the brain swelling to subside? * Do stroke victims always become more alert with time or is it possible for them to stay like this forever? Thank you very much guys.
Avatar n tn Is there a surgery for victims after a stroke that have double victims? Or what are there options beyond wearing a patch over there eyes?
Avatar n tn Try to keep yourself well by getting lots of excercise as possible, drinking lots of fluid, rest as needed - keep away from alcohol and keep your mind in shape by reading as much as possible. My speach therapist (specializes with stroke victims) said that the patients that recover from strokes easiest are those that read alot (Librarians, teachers etc). I believe him and find that my memory problems seem to be reduced when I take the time to excercise my brain. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn He often exhibits stroke-like symptoms, left sided numbness face to toes, slurred speech, excruiating pain in the right side of his head, confusion, loss of balance, memory loss, weakness, spastisity and chronic infections of all kinds. He has also lost the vision in one eye and sometimes cannot see well out of the other. (these are just some of his major symtoms) We have seen many doctors and are headed to a neurosurgeon to hopefully help us get the answers and medical attention he needs.
Avatar n tn The rest of the time I sleep like the dead and often not return too the land of the living for 12-20 hours. The doctors tell me this is common for stroke victims and any one with brain injuries. I know the feeling of tightness in the chest and the feeling that I will pass out. I have blacked out a number of times and have hit the floor hard in public and at home. The heart is controlled by the brain so if the brain is damaged then there can be problems with heart function, breathing.
Avatar n tn } I am a 40 year old female, good health{I think}, but my family history consists of many stroke victims. It seems also that I have been having alot of headaches, but I guess that could be stress related due to a lay off from work, and worrying over everything. Could this numbing and graying sensation be related in any way? And what could it possibly be? Any help would be appreciated right now.
Avatar n tn , tuberculosis) Liver damage, hepatitis, liver cancer Low blood sugar Pancreatic cancer Pancreatitis Ulcers Neurological Confusion Coordination difficulties Depression Loss of coordination Nerve damage Psychosis Short-term memory problems Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome Stroke Visual difficulties Some neurological complications are related to vitamin deficiencies. Blackouts, the inability to recall events that occurred while drinking, are common.
Avatar n tn I was driving across town towards an area of Rt. 1 and colonial homes, where I use to tend bar. Something was wrong, detours and disarray.
Avatar n tn } I am a 40 year old female, good health{I think}, but my family history consists of many stroke victims. It seems also that I have been having alot of headaches, but I guess that could be stress related due to a lay off from work, and worrying over everything. Could this numbing and graying sensation be related in any way? And what could it possibly be? Any help would be appreciated right now. Debby = Thankd for the questions Debby.
Avatar n tn I had my Hemoraghic Stroke back in 1998 , 2 weeks before I got married. I was driving down the highway and suddenly had a flashing pain go from my neck into my head and then vertigo and vomiting. I managed to drive to a phone to call 911and then woke up 5 hours later feeling fine. It took a while to get diagnosed after multiple trips to the ER for similiear symptoms before landing in intensive care which led to the answer.
Avatar m tn Compared to Menactra, receipt of Gardasil is associated with at least 15 times as many stroke reports. 16 reports of stroke following Gardasil occurred when Gardasil was given alone. Compared to Menactra, receipt of Gardasil is associated with at least 3 times as many syncope reports. Compared to Menactra, receipt of Gardasil is associated with at least 33 times as many thrombosis reports. 34 reports of thrombosis following Gardasil occurred when Gardasil was given alone.
Avatar n tn consists of many stroke victims. : : It seems also that I have been having alot of headaches, but I guess that : : could be stress related due to a lay off from work, and worrying over : : everything. : : Could this numbing and graying sensation be related in any way? : : And what could it possibly be? : : Any help would be appreciated right now. : : Debby : : : ============================================================================ : Thankd for the questions Debby.
Avatar n tn } I am a 40 year old female, good health{I think}, but my family history consists of many stroke victims. It seems also that I have been having alot of headaches, but I guess that could be stress related due to a lay off from work, and worrying over everything. Could this numbing and graying sensation be related in any way? And what could it possibly be? Any help would be appreciated right now. Debby = Thankd for the questions Debby.
Avatar n tn A ct scan is usually recommended to rule out any problem in the head that could be causing swollen nerves. Given his age a stroke causing early swelling is not likely. This needs to be worked up. The tiny dot of hemmorhage could be caused by many things including vascular retinal problems. An angiogram may help make the diagnosis. Good luck. This information was provided for educaitonal purposes only. Call 8003637575 to arrange to see a Henry Ford Ophthalmologist.
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.
Avatar n tn Posted by Diane on July 05, 1999 at 13:39:58 I have posted a question: "still no dx" on the 1st of July and am greatful for your help. But I have a few more questions if you don't mind: 1) What does "disc at risk" mean and what could be causing it? My disc is pale, has something wrong with the border that I didn't question further, and also have afferent pupil defect from what the last specialist saw. 2) Could I have normal tension glaucoma?
Avatar m tn For someone as young as your friend to suffer a stroke is extremely unusual and therefore all the more frightening. When we think of stroke victims, we usually associate it with the elderly..........not our 26 year old friends. Every single symptom you've mentioned can be attributed to anxiety and depression. It's almost unbelievable that anxiety/depression can actually cause us to feel all these things, but you first have to grasp the fact that our minds are unbelievably powerful.
Avatar f tn (Glory of internet - learn in 2008 that the neuro is/was a MS specialist and the physical therapist he sent me to worked primarily with MS patients and stroke victims.) Lots of comments by the PT if there was another dx in addition to the L5S1 disk problem. Just that. She finally scrapped the original set of PT work and switched to another set. From recent research into MS, most of that PT work is what is described specifically for MS and helping patients learn to adapt.
619930 tn?1260377854 BTW I dealt chiefly with the elderly in my years doing physical therapy. I saw hundreds of skin conditions, and stroke victims with bed sores. Trying to keep their limbs from atrophy during stroke recovery also required my to use many creams and preparations in a effort to aide thie healing. So, I do have some knowledge of what I'm speaking of.
361662 tn?1204239310 I was given xanax in1991 for a panic disorder specific to driving, 3mgs a day. During the past 4 years i have reduced to 2mgs a day and was doing OK. I am wanting to get off the medication and tried tapering down .5mg earlier this month with extreme pain, disorientation and a bunch of intense side effects, twitching, nausea etc. The only thing I can compare it too was the side effects of chemotherapy, (am a 6 year breast cancer survivor).
Avatar n tn A ct scan is usually recommended to rule out any problem in the head that could be causing swollen nerves. Given his age a stroke causing early swelling is not likely. This needs to be worked up. The tiny dot of hemmorhage could be caused by many things including vascular retinal problems. An angiogram may help make the diagnosis. Good luck. This information was provided for educaitonal purposes only. Call 8003637575 to arrange to see a Henry Ford Ophthalmologist.
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?
544292 tn?1268886268 At the moment I'm beating myself up badly for not being able to move and certainly NOT being able to drive in this state! Come on now; I don't want to hurt anyone because my driving abilities are impaired. Let's act with intelligence shall we? Two nights ago, which was day 20, I was driving home from work and my Mom called me.She knows about the Tramadol and the withdrawal. She also knew there was something VERY wrong with me while I was on it.
Avatar n tn There are mimics of MS whoch shouild be thought of and excluded before a diagnosis is made, eg vasculitis, sarcoid, Lyme, stroke A single clinical event (termed clinically isolated syndrome, CIS) of numbness and an MRI with some spots that are not specific for MS (I have not seen the MRI scan so cannot speciifcally comment on your spots) is not diagnostic of MS. A diagnosis is made based on the principle of demyelinating events disseminated in space and time.
Avatar f tn I get a sensation on my face that driving me nuts, its been there for two months. feels like my a wave in my cheek and chin.