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  • 13 days ago

    Anxiety of the unknown

    I had an ischemic stroke right posterior parietal last week. I regained full neurological function within hours of the event. I had many risk factors, migraines with aura, birth control pills, high cholesterol, and fibroelastoma on my aortic valve that could have led to the stroke but the exact cause is still unknown. I'm only 43. I have many follow up appointments with multiple different doctors: cardiologist, endocrinologist, neurologist, hematologist, and stroke specialist. These appointments....
  • 22 days ago

    News Flash: Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery

    An implanted device that provides electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve leading to the brain enhanced arm movement in a small group of stroke patients, researchers report. Click here to read more: http://wb.md/2m0uItu We want to hear from you: Did you experience arm weakness after a stroke?
  • 24 days ago

    TIA/mini-stroke or stroke???

    I am in USA, while my Dad and family reside overseas. Dad is 91, with considerably good health for his age. He became very isolated, inactive, anti-social, and depressed, when started losing his hearing. He refused to wear hearing-aids. We did not know what exactly happened, when he fell in the neighborhood. The back of his head bled; he got 3 stitches. As my family described it, he could raise both his arms, but with weak legs. He couldn't raise his left leg but could with the right slightly....
  • 1 month ago

    Stroke?

    My mother fell off a ladder and broke her hip, fractured her knee and elbow. She had hip replacement surgery. After surgery she had nausea. They gave her different nausea medication. She is better but not good. Now she is slurry her words and talking about things that never took place. Could she have had a stroke during surgery or shortly thereafter?
  • 1 month ago

    Is Eye Pain Normal After A Brain Bleed?

    Hello, my husband had a brain bleed on Oct 9th, 2016. It was not a stroke or anuerism. He was in ICU for 10 days and the top notch Boston doctors were unable to locate the reason or source of the bleed. He finally has an appointment this coming Wednesday with a vascular headache specialist and hoping to find some relief with the every day pain. His left eye hurts really bad and seems to be getting worse. The nuerologist said that the eye pain wouldn't have anything to do with the bleed. What....
  • 1 month ago

    How often does stroke go unnoticed?

    I'm a 22 year old male who has struggled with anxiety and depression in recent years, since I've been out of highschool I've floated between several jobs only working a couple of months per job, taking long periods in between with excessive drinking, smoking and eating, almost two years ago my parents were extremely worried with the way I was living my life and my somber attitude so we both decided I needed professional help, I visited both a Psychiatrist and a physician, both were vague....
  • 1 month ago

    Stroke & Psoriasis

    My husband suffered a stroke a little over a year ago and has since developed severe psoriasis on his scalp and now on one of his legs, has anyone else ever heard of psoriasis being caused by stroke ? Im wondering if it is stress related. He had a right side stroke that affected his left side. He is left handed ,so he has had to learn to use his right hand and relearn everyday living, it has been pure hell for both of us as I am his only caregiver after all other resources have gone away. I would....
  • 1 month ago

    Stroke in Young Person after Drug Overdose

    Hello: My son's dear friend, age 19, suffered a stroke on both sides of the brain after using morphine mixed with zanax. He is now in a medically induced coma, on a ventilator. Realistically, what kind of recovery can we expect? Thanks for any responses.
  • 2 months ago

    Occipital Stroke Head Recovery

    Admitted Monday, released Wednesday with an occipital stroke. All labs, scans and testsrun very good numbers. I am experiencing a pressure or void feeling in the left side of me head, no pain at this point. This is the side I experienced the stroke on, and wondered if this is common? It is hard to find a lot of dialogue for this type of stroke. I also feel afraid to crack my jaw or jerk my head. No bleeding was seen in my scans.
  • 3 months ago

    partner has post stroke nausea/vomiting and thus inability to gain weight. Had 3 strokes within 4 weeks. Dec. '16. Also has type 2 diab. and high bp, needless to say. I am asking about anti nausea meds. Also want to start him on a very low carb diet.

    As all websites say, family is shocked at weight and muscle mass loss. He vomits and suffers from inability to keep food down Having had chemo and radiation for breast cancer, I know there are anti nausea meds out there. His caregivers are struggling with diabetic diet, which I have always found unnecessarily complicated. Why not just stay on as low a carb diet as one can? I have celiac disease, auto-immune disease triggered by gluten intake, so I know one can live without all the carbs in the American....