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  • 2 months 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....
  • 2 months 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....
  • 2 months 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....
  • 2 months 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.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 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....
  • 4 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....
  • 6 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?
  • 4 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.
  • 5 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?