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  • 3 months ago

    Diagnosed with a TIA

    3 years ago, I suffered temporary loss of vision, in the right side/half of my right eye. I was found to have Giant Cell Arteritis and given Prednisolone. My eyesight returned to normal. Was down to 3mg this month and still progressing downwards. (Had a relapse along the way, maybe PMR ?) 1st November 2016 I "T" boned a car on my scooter @ about 30-35mph. No serous damage. Sunday 20th November 2016, suffered temporary sight loss as described above but no other symptoms associated with GCA....
  • 3 months ago

    Should I still go to the Hospital

    I was at breakfast yesterday with friends and I know we were getting ready to leave, but I don't remember anything until we got home and in the house. They said I wasn't making any sense and what I was saying didn't fit in with the conversation and then I couldn't get my legs under me. They brought me home and I seemed to come out of it, still a little tired and not quite right, but no numbness or facial problems, just wondering should I still go to the hospital?
  • 3 months ago

    Emotional 180

    My boyfriend had a stroke on Saturday. It was mild. He lost some motor skills on his right side. Up until last night, he was appreciative of my help, said he loved me, and was a little emotional at times. Last night, he said he hates me, doesn't want me there, thinks I want to be with another. I'm crushed.
  • 4 months ago

    swelling in hand 2 years after stroke

    My husband had a stroke over 2 years ago. He is perhaps 85% of who he was. Tires easily, poor balance, angers easily, can't stay awake. That being said, his stroke hand has swollen and stayed puffy for the last 2 months. He scraped it August 12th and it took it a long time to heal, but the swelling has not gone away. Anybodyelse experienced this?
  • 4 months ago

    stroke and ms

    Is there any correlation between stroke survivors and some getting ms?I am a stroke survivor going on 5 years now and I still have some neurological deficits,I am working,driving and self sufficient but my biggest fear is being at a high risk for ms.Does anyone know ?
  • 4 months ago

    It's a long story but I had a stoke recently

    Let me start at the beginning. Back in March I started noticing I was having a little trouble talking at work. I was in sales and had a sales pitch that I would say over and over again with no problems. I noticed that I was stumbling over words, stuttering and losing track of where I was. I wasn't extremely bad so I assumed it was stress because things were bad at work and I was looking for a new job. This continued for the next few months. At the end of May I was offered a new job that was exicted....
  • 5 months ago

    loss of vision

    I've recently suffered a stroke and now I've had significant loss of vision in my left eye in speicifc. is this becauae of my stroke or another condition?
  • 6 months ago

    Are all strokes preventable?

    Well, maybe not all, but 9 out of 10 of them are. Even though strokes are one of the main causes for death and disability, a new study says that most of them are preventable. Click here to read more: . Remember, the best way to treat a stroke is to prevent one from happening! Note to Readers: If you want to join this conversation, sign in (or sign up to be a WebMD member). See the link in the upper right corner of this page. Thanks!
  • 6 months ago

    Question about home recovery

    My husband is 68 and recently suffered a mild stroke. He has paralysis in the left side of his body but is slowly gaining feeling and movement. Is there anything that we can do at home to help strengthen his muscles and move recovery along? He has a PT come to the house twice a week but I don't think that's enough. The more time goes by, the less dedicated he is to his recovery. I'm worried that he's giving up and saying this is as good as it's going to get when I think that he....
  • 6 months ago

    Where Salt Is Hiding (and Why You Need to Find It)

    Salt is sneaky – it hides in lots of foods that don’t even taste salty. Too much salt can lead to trouble for your heart, so it’s important to keep your sodium intake in check. WebMD blogger Dr. Elizabeth Klodas helps uncover some sources of "sneaky sodium" in her latest post: Are you cutting back on salt? What low-sodium eating strategies are working well for you?