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Avatar f tn i have tried checking out the blog but apparently it doesn't exist. I would love to know your thoughts on Neuro Aid because my father had a stroke around four and a half months ago and we are interested on trying out this drug on him. Any advice will be greatly helpful. Thanks.
Avatar m tn This was an interesting blog posting on the ancient chinese medicine. http://skeptigirl.wordpress.com/category/medical/page/3/ It confirms my thoughts on magical stroke recovery. Here is a clinical trial but I couldn't read it. http://www.clinicalconnection.com/exp/ExpandedPatientViewStudy189961.aspx If this truly worked scientists and survivors would be all over this. Probably good as a placebo or just the normal 6-12 month spontaneous recovery attributed to the drug.
Avatar n tn Neither you nor your parents can do the work for him. Progress can continue years after the stroke. Passively waiting for stroke recovery will not accomplish anything. Your parents are now enablers of his passivity. Read Peter Levines blog on cavemen and strokes. Good luck.
Avatar m tn My aunt aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke and is in ICU. She is yet to regain the consciousness and is still on ventilator. Doctors have stated that there is very little improvement. As of now she lost her limb movements, swallowing capacity and eyelid movements. Though she is chronic diabetic and had bye pass surgery six years back her major organs are functioning normally. It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in?
Avatar f tn Firstly want to thank Blessedsoulforever, Copper10, PamRam228, Cargiver222 and everyone else who gave advice. You have been amazing with your advice and support. Angels sent from God. Thank you! The operation seemed to go well, he is still in recovery but are expecting to shift him out of ICU sometime in the next 5 days. Now it seems that the long process of rehabilitation begins.
Avatar n tn Very sorry to hear about your stroke. I applaud your courage and motivation in what sounds like a tough recovery period. To accurately comment on prognosis or outcome of your stroke, I would have to examine you personally and see your imaging studies to know exactly what was damaged and how far you've come. To be honest, I'm not sure that anyone can tell you whether or not you will ever reach your high baseline functioning status.
Avatar m tn Aspirin, an anti-thrombotic drug, is given immediately after an ischemic stroke to reduce the likelihood of having another stroke. Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), needs to be given within 4.5 hours after stroke symptoms, this restores the blood supply to the affected part. Treatment of hemorrhagic stroke focuses on controlling the bleeding and reducing the pressure on the brain. Sometimes surgical interventions may be needed to control the bleeding.
Avatar m tn the doctors said the brain scan showed a previous stroke years ago that he fully recovered from. since the heart surgery he has made progress like being able to slowly communicate through head shakes and saying no(very very simply things though) I need to know what can help speed up the metal aspects of recovery. im still not sure to what extent his brain might be affected. what exercises can i do with him to help his memory/motor skills come back?
Avatar n tn I have started a blog to track my recovery from anorexia and bulimia. It isn't about exactly what I ate, doesn't mention my weight from the past, present or future goal weights, nor does it show pictures of me or anyone else for that matter, suffering from the disorder. It's not a trigger site it's a tracker site of sorts. I want to recover and I would love it if you could back me up and visit every now and then. http://lilypetal.caringonline.
Avatar f tn //angryweasel.com/stroke - and thought it may help to share here as well.
1226884 tn?1272081604 I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar f tn Sometimes you start with a clot, take anti-coagulents and end up with a bleed. The etiology of the stroke is important. For example, a small stroke can be caused by simple dehydration. The human brain has great redundancy. In some cases memory is damaged. In other strokes only partial paralysis may be involved, which may disappear. As to whether or not the patient can be "just like they were", the answer is "probably not", however with a caveat.
Avatar n tn Is it true that the (stroke) recovery that one makes 6 months or 1 year later is probably the most they will recover?
Avatar m tn Hi, my dad suffered a stroke 3 months. He is 73 yrs old and was alcoholic and heavy smoker and had industrial deafness. He has lost his speech though now he starts speaking though you can only understand possibly 1 word out 20. He has loss use of his right side bodily functions and is incontinent. He cant even sit in a wheelchair and is bed ridden. What can i do and what is best case scenario???
Avatar n tn Hi Sorry to hear about your dad :( I too had a right side stroke, left side paralysed, 16 months ago. Generally speaking arms are slower to come back than legs. When you think about it, the arm does much more complex work than the leg. It is possible, depending on the location & severity of the stroke and also how much effort he puts into it. To get the arm moving again requires the developmernt of lots of new pathways - is lots of tiring work.
Avatar n tn My father 57 years old suffered a severe stroke 6 months back. he had clots in the temporal region as well as the occipital region.his right side was paralysed completely. now he can walk. but still hasnt got his eye sight, his memory, and cannot use his right hand properly. can u suggest any remedies?
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke recovery is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient. These include nursing staff, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and usually a physician trained in rehabilitation medicine. Some teams may also include psychologists and social workers and pharmacists. Patients may demand access to state of the art treatment with the help of their own doctor.
Avatar m tn If you have access to a gym you could work on the exercise machines that require two arms and start exercising with both arms and slowly remove the good one and keep going with the bad arm at the lowest weight setting.. Read the book Stronger After Stroke by Peter Levine for lots more ideas on what recovery will look like.
Avatar m tn She has no movement on her entire left side and has not walked or stood up since the stroke- she thinks of nothing else put the fact that she has made a poo in her nappy ( has a catahtre on)... the stroke does not seem to have affected her as much as the fact she is in a diaper... PT said that her trunk controll is the major problem ... what can we do to make her understand her focus should be to start at leat standing - to be able to over the problem od the nappy ..
Avatar m tn m afraid with stroke recovery anything goes. What may be real for you might not be the reality for other survivors. Can I ask when your stroke was?
Avatar f tn EVERY single person EXCEPT his neurosurgeon has stated that any further recovery is unlikely at this point. What are the chances that any type of meaningful life recovery is possible at this point?
Avatar n tn Find out what rehabilitation is available to you through the hospital first And learn from the experience of others but remember no two stroke patients are the same so individualise your recovery program to suit you and your needs so start reading and researching right NOW Some therapies that i am looking into that 'may' assist include : hyperbaric oxygen therapy acupuncture dietary supplementation feldenkrais constraint induced therapy vasa home therapy mirror box therapy nuerofeedb