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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 I locked up my computer before I could post the blog website, this is the best reading on stroke recovery,http://recoverfromstroke.blogspot.
Avatar n tn The 6 month to 1 year recovery is from the part of the brain that was knocked out from the stroke, Any part of the brain that completely died will need to use neuroplasticity to recover and that takes a long time and lots of mental ability. This part of recovery is wholly dependent on the patient themselves since they need to understand that they are retraining their brain.
Avatar n tn The neurosurgeon did not offer much hope for us to survive the stroke nor in her recovery. She has already beat the odds. My mom was in ICU for 3 weeks and step-down 1 week and in rehab hospital for two months now. I have come to learn the dr.'s don't like or really now prognosis on recovery because everyone recovers differently. I have been told over and over again they don't know why some gain more function than others. My mom pulled out her breathing tube which she had for 2.
Avatar n tn 15 months ago my wife (53 years old) had a hemorrhagic stroke on the right side. She was not expected to live the day. They placed 13 platinum coils in the aneurysm (16mm x 20mm). Then, she was not expected to live the week. At first, she was totally paralized and on a ventilator. She was blind on her left side, both eyes. Today, the doctors are amazed at her recovery. She walks, talks and goes to work everyday. She even drives although I still need to be in the car with her.
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 n tn Hi Brenda, I would say never! I am dealing with the same question. I had SSHL in November. Left ear completely deaf. I was told there was a minimal chance of any recovery. I saw numerous ENT's. The recovery timeframe I heard differed with each doctor & seemed to be based on their personal experience with the few SSHL patients they had cared for. Most people seem to think there is a primary recovery time & a longer term recover time.
Avatar m tn When I questioned the physical therapist about my slow progress, in spite of doing the exercises every day at home, she said, that's the way it is after a stroke. If the exercises give you more pain, then it's the wrong exercise. My physical therapist could always find a more simple exercise that would not hurt me, but give me some progress. So find a different physical therapist if they are not giving you exercises that don't make the pain worse.
Avatar n tn It may be weeks before you really know how much damage was done. Typically, the first 90 days after a stroke will show the best rate of recovery. The next 90 days will be a bit slower and so on until one year out. Typically after one year, the rate of recovery slows to a crawl. I'm told that the brain recovers at a 20 to 1 ratio. That is to say as an example, if you bruised your arm and it took 1 month to heal, the same insult to the brain may take 20 months.
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Avatar n tn Docs think its all anxiety related, tried Ativan which made me feel better about the situation, but I still felt the lightheadedness. I also seem to have a ton of gas (burping), not sure if its related. I have had a lot of tests including eyes (normal), glucose tolerance (normal), bp (mild pre hypertensive, slightly rapid heartbeat), blood (elevated cholesterol, TSH 1.
Avatar n tn Used it for a short time in bed this morning. Did not expect dramatic recovery!! Last night as I tried to go to sleep the strong sooty, smoky smell was at it's worst. I was pottering in the kitchen this morning when I realised I didn't have the awful smell any more!! The smell has returned briefly a couple of times and I have used the salt pipe for a few minutes. I am very hopeful now that it will work permanently in time.
Avatar m tn I know that an active lifestyle will help me on the road to recovery, as well as those supplements. But I am starting to realize the #1 thing that will cure these attacks is to stop drinking. Every time I have one of these day-long attacks, I swear to myself that I'm done drinking.
Avatar n tn I wrote a blog entry (http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com) recently with regard to my initial nightmare experiences with SynVisc. That was ten days ago. Since then, my left knee has swelled up to twice its size, my calf muscles have become hard as a rock, I experience terrible burning pain below my knees because apparently the hyaironic acid has escaped my knee joint and seeped down into my legs, my ankles have doubled in size and I can barely walk from the bedroom to the kitchen.
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Avatar m tn Whatever the outcome, I believe sub can save lives. I certainly hope to get off soon, but it has at least given me the hope of recovery. I never felt that when I was in the vicious cycle of other opiates (yes, I realize sub is also an opiate). I realize now that I also have to work on the psychological part of addiction as well as the physical. But at least sub takes care of the physical. When you're on suboxone you don't have the cravings.
1684282 tn?1505701570 The detoxification drug treatment procedure involves administering intravenous medications that remove opiates from the opioid receptors while the patient is sedated. The detox is done under anesthesia to avoid extreme discomfort and pain from opioid withdrawal symptoms. Additional medications are given to counteract the withdrawal manifestations and to comfort the patient.
211940 tn?1267884866 She can relieve symptoms by changing her work habits and doing certain excersizes but with carpal tunnel, the longer you wait, the harder the recovery, and also the more damage to the nerve which could mean less than total relief even with surgery. I was fortunate, the surgery was successful, the excruciating pain in my arm disappeared immediately & I now have full use of my hand again after a fairly painful recovery & physical therapy & much excersizing of the hand & wrist.
93210 tn?1287457826 I guess I'm not looking in the right places on the net because all I'm finding are ads for doctors who do the procedure. I want info on it, not a commercial. Has anyone out there had this procedure and if so, did it work?