Stroke victims support groups

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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 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 n tn 2 months ago she suffered a severe parieto-occipital hemorrage (on right side). I had read about Ritalin as a possible awareness medication for stroke victims. I talked to the neurologist about it, and he has used it in the past. She has been on a tiny dose of Ritalin for about 2 days now.
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 f tn Hopefully, the defibrillator will prevent further difficulties. I know that there are some great support groups for people in similar situations. Do you feel comfortable speaking with your doctor? Maybe he/she could offer some advice. Sometimes, doctors will prescribe appropriate medications to help patients manage the anxiety and anger than can accompany a serious health issue. I understand why you are angry.
Avatar n tn Fairdale, Kentucky is a long way from me. I wonder if they have any groups for stroke victims or people with acquired brain injuries around where you live. I shall have a look. I know up here they have a group for people that have acquired brain injuries that provide a place for meeting and getting help with workers comp, lawyers and the like. It may also be good for your family or friends to go there so that they can learn and understand what is happening and why.
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 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.
Avatar n tn The ABPI battle plan is to EMPLOY GROUND TROUPS in the form of PATIENT SUPPORT GROUPS, sympathetic medical opinion and healthcare professionals - known as 'stakeholders' - which will lead the debate on the informed patient issue.
Avatar n tn ) (6) I go to two different MS support groups a month and all of the MS symptoms I have heard from people in the groups, exactly match mine. How can this be explained? Maybe I have something else that exactly duplicates 100% of MS but I don't know what it can be. Do you? However, my MS cannot be ruled in because in Central Florida, a vast majority of neurologists diagnose MS by seeing lesions on MRI's. They usually do not do blood tests and spinal taps.
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 n tn In these posts I have read of several people who have had irregular heart for many years. Well -- how about 40 yrs in my case. I recall vividly the "jumps" that seemed to go up into my throat when I was speaking on the phone in a new and stressful job at about age 31. And I had had some instances earlier than that. In more recent years -- last 10 or 12 -- the episodes have become more common. They sometimes last an hour or so -- and sometimes last a few days.
475555 tn?1469307939 We would have to shut down most of the support groups in the state even ! I have to disagree on the topic of HIV/HCV co-infection. It is not the HCV that is raising the mortality rates in the HIV community, it is the co-infected. HCV mortality rates in the general population are extremely low. And as pointed out mortality rates in those with HIV are even better, with nearly the same mortality rate as the public.It's big trouble only when the two diseases are concomitant.
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 The doctor and the administrator I am talking to are compassionate people who want to try to address both these groups. I am hoping that we can come up with something to help bridge this gap where it exists. So please, if anyone else has input, it will be read by people who have the power to address this for hundreds of patients and dozens of doctors. It's possible that if we come up with ideas that actually help we might even be able to reach a larger audience. Again, thank you for your help.
Avatar n tn Did you know that Lyme Disease only starts with a rash in 40% of it's victims, but that the second symptom is a flu like symptom that doctors mistake for mono or strep or many other things and then it goes into a zillion other symptoms that come and stay for a few weeks before changing to other symptoms? The tests for Lyme are less than 50% accurate. It is diagnosed by the symptoms and most doctors don't have a handle on what the symptoms are.
519226 tn?1378994921 I will NEVER get the one thing I should have gotten -LOVE- Caring, Respect, support, etc. All the things that I give my children. However, I have gotten 1 thing from her, the knowledge to make sure I am totally different. I know how NOT to be. I doubt if she will ever change at this point? 68 years old? She'll continue to get worse. I have to move on. Pray. I believe in prayer and have prayed since a little girl and feel this is just 1 prayer that will not be answered.
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 I am also a Diabetic with a Pituitary Microadenoma and the thought of a stroke or blocked artery terrifies me. Even though I am only 27. My husband and I will make a trip to the doctor hopefully this week to get it checked out. I have been under alot of stress the past few weeks and stumbled accross this thread. Hopefully it will not be anything serious.
97676 tn?1340408973 i mean they have to pay salaries for customer service and support people and ofcourse her reaserch and making the cds, books ect. and getting the word out is expensive commercials ect. For those who say it didnt work for them i believe that if you believe in yourself and you believe in the program it will work. i spent 2 years searching for a cure. i spoke to authors of other books and spent hours doing research.
Avatar m tn It should be present in the body in optimum amount, else it can cause brain related problems like stroke, Alzheimer's and Prrkinson's disease. If you realize that you are suffering from alpha lipoic acid side effects, visit a doctor without any delay. ................................................................. Side Effects Side effects of alpha lipoic acid may include headache, tingling or a "pins and needles" sensation, skin rash, or muscle cramps.
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Avatar n tn My husband developed migraine headaches after a sever stroke about 5 years ago. He went thru all the depakote, etc. 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.
1199040 tn?1265239024 I submitted 84 pages of jet gun documents to the VA in support of my claim. On top of that, 16 more pages of an immune gamma globulin inoculation that I received in 1995 while on active duty ( annotated in my health record was the lot number, pharmaceutical company name and the date ).
Avatar n tn Now is as good as any (or as bad as any) For those of you who have lived with Nurofen Plus addiction for much longer than me and have taken many more in number, I send my support and good wishes. Let's not be embarrassed and turn to those who can help. I told my Dr the other day and he said that there shouldn't be any withdrawal symptoms but the way I feel and the stories told on this forum proove otherwise.