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  • 4 days ago

    Seizure medications

    I have a friend who had a stroke years ago. Her long-time doctor has her on a regimen of pills that has me concerned. In the morning, she takes Aspirin EC 81 mg; Levothyroxine 50 mcg; Memantine Hydrochloride 14 mg; phenytoin sod ext 100 mg and Levetiracetam (Keppra) 1,000 mg. In the late afternoon, she takes Valsartan 160 mg; Memantine Hydro chloride 14 mg; Losartan Potassium 100 mg and Donepezil HCL 10 mg. Some of these are for high blood pressure and signs of dementia. I think that all of pills....
  • 9 days ago

    Need advice asap

    This afternoon my stepdad had a massive stroke and is currently in the ICU. He is going to need long term care if he survives. They are states away from home visiting my family. The hospital said he will not be able to leave the area for quite some time, if at all. The hospital is 3 hours from where I live and my mom has nowhere but the hospital to stay. Does anyone have ANY advice on what my mom can do for living arrangements? She cannot afford a hotel and apartments are expensive where the hotel....
  • 5 months ago

    How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better

    Before his stroke, Ted Baxter was a globetrotting businessman who was at the top of his game. Then one day in April, at the age of 41, with no warning signs, he suffered a massive stroke. For a while, his family and doctors didn’t think he would survive. He did. But his life would never be the same. Learn more about Ted W. Baxter's journey and why he says that his life is better than it ever was before his stroke: https://bit.ly/2xQUBSU
  • 5 months ago

    Multiple strokes and massive tooth loss

    Its 2018, i have endured multiple strokes , im in generally good health at 57 yrs old. No family history of strokes.the va doctors cant determine why im having these strokes. Stroke doctors from penn medicine cant figure out why im having strokes. They put me on blood thinners to help prevent a clot. Is it possible the poisen i drank for a year in lejune has something to do with this.
  • 5 months ago

    TIA?

    On Sunday 9/30/2018, sitting down with a cold drink in a coffee place, I experienced something I have never felt before. My head started to feel weird and my vision was completely or at least it felt as if I was crossed eyed. I didn't know what was happening but I turned to my 11 year old daughter and asked if my eyes were crossed. She told me they were not. I was tempted to call 911 but I didn't because I was in a crowded place and figured this would pass. It did pass I'd say after about....
  • 6 months ago

    Hemorrhagic Stroke/

    I had a massive hemorrhagic stroke 9/27/17, Had no memory of treatment until I had a ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery on May 20 2018, I'm having extreme light headiness when getting up, and any time I'm moving around. Is this normal ?
  • 7 months ago

    2005 March two stroke ( 2 days apart)

    10 years neuropathic pain 2018 I have a DBS
  • 7 months ago

    What's next

    Hi I'm a 29 yr old female . 3 yrs ago on April 20, 2015 age 25 I had a massive stroke completely paralyzed on my left side I went from a healthy active wife and mom of 3 to someone changing my diaper feeding me and completely dependent on someone else I went thru extensive therapy and pushed myself bck on my own feet for the most part but my health has spiraled down so much I can't get one problem taken care of before another one shows up my memory is for the birds and now I'm currently....
  • 9 months ago

    2nd stroke affecting both sides of brain

    Hello, About 1 - 2 months ago my 75 yr old mother had her first massive stroke on the right side of brain. She had gotten weaned off the vent and was paralyzed on left side. She had trouble finding the right word to use when speaking. For instance, if she wanted to say "911" shed say " fire station" or " doctor". She has now had another massive stroke this time affecting the left side of the brain. She is unresponsive and constantly sticks out her lips and tongue. She....
  • 9 months ago