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  • 6 days ago

    DVT-Factor V Leiden

    A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden after having my second DVT in 6 years. I was prescribed Lovenox injections while in the hospital. Afterwards I was prescribed Warfarin first, then Jantoven; neither worked for me because I could never get my PT levels within range. I'm currently taking Xarelto & it seems to be working. However, I've recently started having severe headaches accompanied by nosebleeds & I'm just wondering if it could be caused by the Xarelto.....
  • 11 days ago

    Pain after stroke

    I am 32 years old and had a stroke last week. Wednesday to be exact. Today makes almost a week and the pain has become unbearable from my ribs to my hip on the left side I still have no feeling in the arm or the leg on that side and I have started to notice memory trouble is this normal a week after the stroke because I wasn't having much trouble with the memory until now the only part I couldn't remember was the time I was unconscious.
  • 14 days ago

    panic,confusion & unconsciousness

    The other day I was in a very busy store and was feeling uncomfortable (which I thought was the cause, too many people) so I left and went to my car and sat for a few minutes. I could't remember if I had eaten so I went to the gas station and bought a snickers and something to drink. I got really panicked and disoriented in the gas station and had trouble finding my way out. This is the last thing I remember before crashing my car. Apparently I drove about half a mile then off the road and into....
  • 14 days ago

    What the heck is going on?

    I am 57, had a pretty significant stroke in 4/6/16. After 3 weeks in the hospital I went home to in home therapy, then outpatient. I had significant issues with my right arm, vertigo, balance, speech, memory, word finding, comprehension, retention and walking. I had another stroke 3/5/17 that wasn't as severe the effected my left side. My balance, walking, balance other "brain" funtions were effected too. I am now starting to experience some new things and I don't know if they are....
  • 28 days ago

    Can a Concussion be a Catalyst to a Stroke

    Late last December I was stopped for a light and rear ended by a car when the driver was pre-occupied on their cell phone. I only felt a grogginess after my head snapped forward but thought I would be OK. The grogginess soon became a mix of dizziness, periodic headaches, sudden, short term memory loss and a noticeable loss of balance when I hike or play basketball. I saw my doctor about week or so later for a yearly physical and mentioned my symptoms. Blood tests revealed my cholesterol was higher....
  • 1 month ago

    What now

    I have a constant crushing feeling inside my head, vision gets foggy, pain in back of head, neck shoulders, left arm, confusion, memory problems, constant headaches. Had a ct scan and my doctor sent me the results indicating Right Caudate Lacunae Infract, also says its concerning and said I will get an referral to a neurologist in about a week. What does this mean for me. I looked up online and it said its a deep brain stroke. What is happening ?
  • 1 month ago

    My story. What happened to me? What more can I do to get better?

    This journey of mine started with an incident that happened to me when I was in my apartment last October. Nobody knows exactly what happened. One work day I did not show up at work and I did not call in, and that’s not the way I normally operate. One of my co-workers got very worried and vocal about me missing, to the point my boss drove to my apartment and banged on the door. Someone eventually opened that door, and they found me passed out in my bed, bleeding on the right-hand side of my head....
  • 1 month ago

    Help and advice - looking for breakthrough treatment

    My Mother, 86-years old, was first diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011. She has also experienced multiple mini-strokes over these years, and seizures since 2014. On appropriate medication all along, and doing ok. Then in Aug-2016, experienced several episodes of seizure followed by sharp cognitive decline. In Oct-2016, was admitted to the hospital with high BP and a low level of consciousness. Since then, she has hardly been able to speak or interact, always on feeding tube (8 months on nasal....
  • 1 month ago

    Would sulfuric acid poisoning show up on a toxicology report?

    Hi. My grandfather passed away last year after suffering a stroke. The doctor said he showed signs of poisoning. I'very read up a little on sulfuric acid poisoning from bad car batteries. I'm just wondering if that would show up on a toxicology report.
  • 1 month ago

    Is it a TIA or a possible nerve inflammation

    I went to ER after I felt tingling/ numbness on the entire left half of my face. I was discharged later that night with having a "Transient ischemic attack". A CT scan and MRI were taken and reports according to the doctors were normal. They have now started me on daily aspirin. I have had 4 episodes of transient pain with tingling and numbness within the last 3-4 days. My questions are that: 1. If it is a mini stroke, why are my CT scan and MRI normal, shouldn't they have found something....