Stroke victims recovery time

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Avatar n tn first of all, I wish your mom a speedy recovery. My husband had a stroke last year in July. He was depressed, also. As time went on he has become less and less depressed. The depression will subside once your mom starts getting back to the way she was. It may take a while. Have you talked to her doctor about getting antidepressants? That will help, too. Try to encourage her to keep doing therapy and doing excercises.
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 I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.
Avatar f tn My father recently suffered a stroke about a month ago. One week after the stroke, he started gaining movement, speech and swallowing back. He was doing so well that he was placed into rehab, and was able to walk a bit with a walker, shower, eat and talk. Then a few days after, he started regressing, and is now bed ridden. He lost his ability to swallow, can't speak, or walk. The feeding tube was not working, so he has been put back on IV fluids....
Avatar f tn My 83 y/o grandmother suffered a stroke a few days ago. She is extremely vital and active. She still worked, kept a house, travelled and had a better social life than me. She improved in the first days. She recognized us, said a few words, was able to use the weak side, and she even walked yesterday morning. I am really upset this morning though, because last night she seemed to have regressed. In the afternoon she wasn't as engaged or focused. She seemed agitated and confused.
Avatar n tn Many people have said that theses stroke victims usually do not last more than 30 days. Tomorrow will be a month. Her vitals are good. Heart rate 60, BP 108/54 and running a low grade fever. We are praying she comes out of this but the doctors all have no hope. Has anyone gone through this and had a positive result? The doctors are saying all movements that she is doing are involuntary. She has never regained consciousness. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
Avatar n tn Do you have any excercise recommendations? How long is the average recovery? Is muscle ache a re-occurring pain for stroke victims, if so what can I do to prevent or ease the pain?
Avatar n tn //www.sanqiginseng.com/forum/index.php gave me some idea. I would like to know your opinion about this herb and other alternative therapies.
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 m tn My father, at the age of 65, went from COMPLETLY independant...to bordering at catatonic... he had a stroke 5/8...had complete loss of expressive language, and mild loss of receptive language...his major problem was in his mouth/tonge and throat...he was unable to swallow, talk clearly etc...but he was making improvments everyday...talking more, begining to try and eat etc... then 5 days ago (5/21) he had another stroke...this one was a "mini stroke.
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?
Avatar f tn Since your husband is on Coumadin, a blood thinner I would assume he had an ishemic (clot) stroke, The headaches all the time sometimes are from hemmoraghic (bleeding) strokes so I would definitely ask what kind he had or if it was just a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) With no deficits he may have just have had a TIA but you do need to find out in order to prevent the next one.
Avatar f tn Besides controlling the bleeding, controlling high risk factors like diabetes and hypertension and physical therapy are needed for recovery from stroke. Ensure to see she takes her medication regularly and does physical therapy. Also, follow up with her doctor for monitoring, she will improve. Good luck with her recovery. Regards.
Avatar n tn The only key thing I can tell you is I think recovery depends a lot on how connected victims really believe they can become again. It can’t be faked. My wife has been fully cognisant of all her issues in life and of everything. It’s very helpful to let victims know somebody will keep their life in tact until they can take it back over. If they are allowed to feel that it is gone forever it makes their frustration with not being able to commuicate unbearable.
Avatar n tn Just have faith and keep helping her. My husband also had a hard time standing after his stroke. It took him almost two months to be able to walk again with assistance. Don't give up and God bless!
Avatar n tn Stroke recovery time I think will depend much on the age of patient. There may be good chances of recovery for patients less than 50 years of age but for patients more than 70 years of age chances may be nil. Physical and mental recovery both will be different too. Mental recovery will be more difficult than physical recovery. This is my feeling after goingthrough so many cases. I would like to know openion of others in the matter.
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 f tn I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated. Thanks again.
Avatar f tn I am a 19 year old collge student whos mother suffered from a hemorrihagic stroke on Aug. 28, 2008. The stroke occured through her left eye and affected her whole right side of her body it caused paralysis as well as exspresive apahsia. The day of the stroke she was alert and was able to respond appropriatley.
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?
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?
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 n tn We have heard some good reports about this and some negative. There is also the use of hyperbaric oxygen for stroke victims but I have not found out as much about this yet. You can read more about this on the internet. I am not speaking as a medical person-just a daughter that has done a lot of research and hoping as you are for something to help him.
Avatar n tn Right now, my mother is staying in a stroke ward with other stroke victims. Fortunately, my family and I have been able to talk to other families. Most of them have been positive as it's their 2nd or 3rd round with their parents' stroke. They told us that it took some time but they did recover so now they are hopeful. Their parents will recover again as they have already gone through the process. I hope that this may help you there Nikita.