Stroke victims support group

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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 m tn I was just wondering how much support is out there for the younger stroke victims maybe in the format of groups or chatrooms or something.
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 i am a support worker , and one of the clients i look after had a massave stroke 2 days a go , hes got mild learning dificuties , he has never drank or smoked and is really healthy , the doctors have said there is nothing we can do and that hes diterating fast .. isnt there any hope ???
Avatar n tn We are so confused and don't quite know where to place her. We are hoping to find a place that will take stroke victims, that can't swallow, can't breath 100 percent on there own, sees double unless one eye is covered, and that has basically not been out of bed for 18 days, other then the past 3 days sitting in a chair for 2 hours at a time with 2-5 minutes of physical therapy.
Avatar n tn Those victims who are 'lucky' enough to realise initially that something is unusually wrong, those who are lucky enough to have access to a computer, those who are 'lucky' enough to have had such serious adverse effects that a visit to the doctor was impossible (ie, those who had bad zaps etc) and so did an internet search that day to see what would cause such symptoms (thinking it was the onset of stroke, or brain tumour) - THOSE VICTIMS are the ones who are bringing the information in the
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors, Many people have come here for many years, giving support and getting support. Because I still believe that Tramadol is unique in it's ... terror and torture of humans, this thread continues. The people who can understand what you are going thru are the people who have kicked it and there's people here who come back to lend a hand. You also will never need an understanding ear as much. You can do it. You can quit. You do not need to be a slave to Tramadol.
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 f tn The NIH has also failed its mission to research the disease, hiding it under CFS at the Office of Research into Women’s Health (ORWH) with a paltry budget, rather than placing M.E. at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke(NINDS) alongside similar diseases as M.S. and Post Polio Syndrome, where it should have a budget on a scale commensurate with the fact that more people are affected by M.E. than M.S. and are just as severely disabled.
Avatar n tn Something in our local courthouse was making people sick, I went in to pay a bill at the clerks office, i started getting ill on the lawn and all the way in the door, got dizzy lots of weird stuff, thought I would have a stroke before i got out. I told hubby our courthouse has mold, mark my words. Two months later the courthouse was shutdown and men with haz suits were working on it for several months to get the mold out.
Avatar n tn // - Also there is a support group: Some symptoms people are describing sounds all too familiar with Central Pain Syndrome. Check out the websites and you'll be enlightened.
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 m tn Good Doctors will not prescribe medication unless necessary. If I go to my Doctor and say "I feel fine", she will not prescribe anything unless a blood test states otherwise. For example, if you are rushed to hospital because you are having a stroke, do you A) have clot busting medication , OR B) say "don't worry, I will eat fruit and veg instead".
Avatar m tn I'm starting to think that with the heart attacks and hardening of the artieries not being impacated by lower cholesterol of the victims of heart attacks etc. That in fact Cholesterol may NOT be the issue at all. I'm seriously thinking of stopping my Statin. As my levels were not outrageously high anyhow. And I now excercise regularly and eat better etc.
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.
523927 tn?1257022304 I know I got scared at one time that I was having a stroke or a brain tumor, and it is of course a huge relief to know that's not what is going on, right? I know this wonderful group will all come and welcome you soon. I think you're in a good place to get information, and where it is safe to ask questions without the fear of sounding crazy. So stop calling yourself a nut! You WILL drive yourself crazy and stress yourself out if you constantly second guess yourself and lose patience.
Avatar n tn I can feel pain in the arms, legs and feet but much less then before. TIA's and stroke ruled out. No cancer.
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 I was told that you don't get a diagnosis of Chiari unless there is 5mm herniation or more, but I went to a support group and it seems that some people get these symptoms at 2mm-4mm but the doctors dismiss these findings as incidental and suggest no treatment.
361662 tn?1204239310 She advised me it was too dangerous to do alone, due to possibilty of seizure, stroke, neurological issues and more.She said I should be very closely monitiored.. It seems hard to understand why the tapering down from the 3mgs to 2mgs was not that bad, which I also did in.5 mg increments and stepping down a bit more was so awful. Actually I tried this about 6 months ago with similar symptoms , but for only 3 or 4 days as I felt horrible..
475555 tn?1469307939 You couldn't just be someone who runs a support group or posts on a message board,. They wanted the representatives from the various continents to be actively working for an advocacy organization as a volunteeer or an employee.
Avatar n tn Researchers compare the brains of long-term opiate addicts to that of stroke victims. Without the continued use of opiates, the long-term addict must struggle as a stroke victim struggles to utilize new neural pathways to achieve a semblance of normality. I have used opiates contantly for 30, no, 31 years. There is no way back for me. 31 years of changes in my brain cannot be undone by all the 12-step meetings in the world. My doom is sealed by my physiology.
Avatar m tn This comes up because their entire system is straining to deal with the huge amount of time and resources which must be devoted to a group of patients who generate one hundred calls per day asking for early refills and dose changes and their perception that this group of patients is often angry and irrational. It seems that every week a doctor is threatened by someone who wants an opiate prescription or a dose change. A number of doctors have just refused to deal with pain patients.
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 So who is right here? Remember I worked with accident and stroke victims?? I saw some pitiful cases of chronic pain...and for years no one really helped patients..they were too worried about their liscenses..and this has not gotten much better. I once asked a doctor why...if he knew how toxic acetominophen is was it still being pushed....and he said "because we are monitored constantly for how many scripts we write"....
Avatar f tn I also was liscensed and did physical therapy for both alternatives and orthopedic/stroke patients under MD care. Some was in office, some was in private homes for stroke yes I made house calls. What I observed regarding the chiropractic/naturopathic community was that even when they learned and knew something was harmful, or ineffective, the alternatives I knew did not alter their ways.
304153 tn?1194827741 People come here for support and optimism. If they wanted to be pessimistic they could just avoid the forum and sit quietly alone. Your advice and your statistics are completely false. I have had Hep C, and others I know too, for years. I am at the 21 year mark and no damage. I live for today, so I don't care what tomorrow brings. I will live healthy and continue doing so no matter what.
1797925 tn?1341099804 I've had a few people tell me they don't want to share their information although they support the petition's goal.
Avatar f tn May I ask how you did it? Treatment, detox, counseling, cold turkey? Do you have a support group to help you stay clean? Annie, I can only imagine your anger and feelings of injustice when you have been suffering terribly for years while others seemingly got drugs so easily. However, obtaining "40 pills a day" isn't as easy as perhaps you imagine? The COST,,,,,physically, legally, monetarily, spiritually, emotionally, is too high. The RISKS are great.
Avatar m tn I've had a hip injury from a 15 ft fall onto concrete stairs, a bad through the windshield, and work related tears (lifting stroke victims etc.), and 3 other ladder I'd be lost without this heating pad at times.