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  • 22 days 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.
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month 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?
  • 1 month 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.
  • 2 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?
  • 3 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 ?
  • 2 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....
  • 3 months 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....
  • 3 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?