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Does anyone know how to permanently get rid of spasticity? I am not referring to the general muscle relaxants like baclofen or zanaflex or the short term fix of botox or phenol. What I want to know is what do I have to do to get rid of s...
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My mom had a stroke about about a year ago or so and she did well in surgery and rehab so they sent her home. All was well for a while the stroke effected her right hand and right leg so she walks with a slight limp. She has recently tol...
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Hello, I am posting because I have recently been gripped with anxiety about my husband's health and am looking for support. Husband was diagnosed with a prothrombin gene mutation (causes excessive clotting) back in early 2012, when he w...
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I had a stroa few weeks ago. Trying to come to terms with it may prevent
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\I AM A WOMAN OF 74 LIVING IN eNGLSND aND LOOKING FOR FRIENDS
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My uncle went in hospital he had a blood clot and was told he needs to take medicine to thin blood but it thinned blood to much and was given ssome medicine to thicken blood but went into coma and was told he needed brain surgery but wa...
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My dad (age-53) is sufffering from brain haemorrage due to right basal ganglia bleed and is unconcious from the past 2 months, What can we do to make the things better?
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I think I have had some TIA's. My symptoms match them quite well! I had an MRI but it was ckean/good. However my neurologist said not all TIA's even show on the MRI. He did not diagnose me anything but wants to run a few tests. If I had ...
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Can whiplash etc in a car accident cause a basil ganglia stroke?
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Please someone let me know if you know anything about this type of stroke. Will he always be in this vegetative state?
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Last night my dad suffered from brain hemorrhage cause by an AVM. The doctors gave us very little hope and told us that if he makes it the right side of his brain was too damaged, his personality, speaking and understanding speech would ...
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Did anyone else have bleeding ulcers after a stroke
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My brother had a massive stroke at the base of his neck two weeks ago. Still in icu. The ups and downs are so hard. Four days after stroke his heart stopped twice. Now that is good but day 10 ulcers started bleeding. Finally found the so...
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Hoping I could get some advice here... At work today I began to have what I thought was an Ocular Migraine. One of these also happened many months ago once and lasted about 30 minutes and was over. It's like a blurry spot that grows o...
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My Wife suffered two strokes. She was on a ventilator for a little while until she was weaned off of it. She can breathe without the ventilator, but she's still in a coma she's been in a coma for 18 days. Can someone please tell me the p...
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My child (17 months) do not use his right hand much. muscles tone is weak, unable to sit and stand (with support he can sit ) his hemiplegia is detected at 4th month of his birth. Doctors suggested physiotherapy (Bobath). I need so help ...
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My 21yr old son had a stroke about a month ago due to compartment syndrome. He was in the hospital for 1 month. Now he's at a very good rehab facility in Boston. We were told that the avg stay is 3 weeks. I don't feel that he will be rea...
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FOr the ladies...I was wondering if any of you ladies who are on asprin therapy had a change in your cycles and bleeding. I was dx with an ovarian mass 2 months after my TIA. My cycles have been very heavy since being on the aspirin and ...
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My father had Hemorrhagic stroke in Sept 2011. He was able to walk a little bit after 4-5 months with support or walker ... Since Dec 2014 he stopped walking and now totally on bed. He is not able to move himself at all. He needs help ev...
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Hi, My Grandmother is currently suffering with a severe Stroke which occurred about Five moths ago due to high level of cholesterol which caused blockage in her brain. She is probably 80+ And is having difficulty to talk and couldn't rea...
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