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Cerebral artery occlusion with cerebral infaraction
I was hoping maybe someone could help me understand what this cerebral artery stuff is? I made mistake, & i posted my question under journals, so i hope someone can also figure out how to get to it, because i am to ill to try to re-figure it out! This is what i look like when i do not do oxygen for 1 hour a day at 6 liters! This has been going on for over 1 year now, & i have had some close calls. Iam not a cry baby. I just need to know where to go, & i am willing to fly out of the area to get medical help. Told last doctor i think i have myelin shieth damage, because i have had vasculitis in past that think might had helped with this crippling disease?
I did not realize my question did not have what i was looking for help with! It is called Unspecified cerebral artery occlusion with cerebral infaraction. Please, if someone can help me understand what this nasty disease is, & where to go, because i have tried everywhere for help! Living off of pain med, & large doses of oxygen, & i made the mistake of putting my question under my recent journal! I seem to be getting more stupid each day! (possibly vascular dimentia (dementia)?) This all started with 1 day of waking up with my whole right side aching with pain, unfortunately, i told my PC, at the time, thought it ws a blood clot, but he sent me to an orthopedic specialist who covered it up with cortozone injections that seemed to work, until i had a second heart attack, & the bump in my wrist spread or moved, down to my ankle, into a massive clot, that then spread to other side ankle, then the worse possible headache ever. Only problem is, it will not get better? I hope just 1 person can help me with this dilema! thank you
Hi, as I understand you have a tendency to develop clots and a consequence to this is the cerebral infarct. To improve blood flow to the ischemic areas plavix is indicated. The drug is used to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and to treat peripheral vascular disease and claudication. Also, after suffering a stroke, many people experience post-stroke spasticity, muscle tightness that impairs mobility. Botox injections can help with this tightness.Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Regards.
WOW! Thank you, Dr.Anitha.
I am trying to get a new neurolist, 'cas the 1 i have told me to go to the ER, instead of seeing me?, BUT, i do remember her talking about botox injections, after she had observed my occlusions or cuppling of the eye.(no one had told me i suffered a stroke/anuerism.(i thought it was just a really bad cluster headache because i was having multible attacks in my sleep, or when ever i got tired. After like 9 of them(same times, 1-2 times a day) i realized maybe these were not cluster headaches, only because i was lucky enough to vomit, & swelling would go away in my ankles!) Out of 30 plus years of them, i only got sick like once, so these NEW ones, i thought i ws very fortunate to get sick, BUT, I could not handle them, & my PC, would not give me my oxygen, so i had to fly my brother up from CA. fINALLY , I got oxygen, but it ws to late. No one told me, it was a stroke/anuerism, till a year later?! I knew in myself, but every doctor was covering for 1 bad doctor, until, 1 doc. spoke up, & was nice enough to call me, & leave me my records. He originally was sticking up with the hosp. that DNR me, but think his consious got to him, & he moved out of the area, so he could tell me truth, with out getting into trouble.(that is a good doctor, even tho, he not tell me truth at beginning, he knew how much i was sufferring!) It is a shame we live in a country that is sue crazy. Cas of this, i was not getting the help i needed, & i did suffer a lot, & got a lot of perm. damage, & neglect! (doctors, trying to say i was delusional, to cover up their paranoia/mistakes) Now, i am lucky to be able to stay awake for 3 hours, till my eye starts to close on me. (think it is damages from lack of oxygen to my cells?(optic neuritis) now they are all swollen too, & the color changes r just starting to develop again, & my ankles r all swelled up again. could be neuroma, or just plain myelin sheith damage, cas i have had vasculitis before, & i remember how that put me out of commission for over a year, even though i was really healthy looking, cas all i did was go to gym, every day, & work out for 1-2 hours aday. When i stopped the gym, it didnt take to long to get my 1st heart attack. Even then, everyone ws tryin to cover that up, cas i was sent home, because doctors judged me by my looks, instead of testing me.(was still , or looked like a 18 year lod foorball player) I JUST NOTICE PAST WEEK, mt spelling is backwards? when i type 'is', it comes out as , 'si', & now i looked at word, 'old", before the word football, & it came out as 'lod'! (i didnt mean to get off subject, but this backward spellin thing is all new just this last week?!1) SO, I AM REALLY HAPPY, to notice ur reply! I was on plavix for over almost 2 years! Same time, my ex-doctor(heart doctor) only 1 that back then out of 8 diff. cardiolist, told me the truth, & to make sure i do not go to the gym, cas i use to abuse my weight lifting.(i enjoyed it so much) but my heart did not! So, he was a good doctor, but he did not want to get involved with what ws goin on(scandle, with my divorce, hard to believe, but , i didnt learn about it for close t 2 years, after an agency, called me up, & told me i ws set up! ANYWAY, sorry about that, getting off topic again. He had put me on plavix!, but i had to stop takin it for a week, cas of ssome tooth extraction.(i did not know, my ex-wife, had put bottle back in with rest of my meds!) So, i blead out at the dentist, & never put myself back on the plavix! Also, i just notice that my old heart doctor is still practicing!, but i moved like 60 miles away. Sorry for jumpin around like this. I did have addh, but got it really bad now! So, i will mention the plavix again to my PC, but doubt he will give it to me, cAS HE would not fill my oxygen, let alone give me a referal to a neurolist! (he has come to be very paranoid, knowing he messed up, almost killed me, cas of the oxygen thing, & he also called Mayo Clinic, & never told them about my heart disease, or my stroke! He told them i ws crazy!, & so they inject me with more of that medicine for spycotic people, but not once, but 3 large doses of haloperoldole, & i got really ill, cas i alergic (allergic) to stuff, olus i not spycotic(it ws my wife!) Anyway, that medicine mess my vision up real bad.(it took awhile, like good 2-3 weeks, then i notice all fluid (think) in my brain, went to my lungs, where i hack up 3 bags of yellow crap, & he would not give me a script for antibiotic! Lucky i refill my oxygen. Now i am dependent on oxygen therapy.(done 8 hyposthesis, & 1 to see how long i could go with out extra oxygen(see photo) OK! then it is funny cas u mention the botox, & my bad neurolist, she had mention injections of that, ( but i didnt think it would cure my what i thought was cluster headaches) Anyway, i am tryin to get the nerve up, to write my senetors, for lack of help from all the federal goverment programs that r suppose to help me!, & then STILL, get nerve to write the hospital advocacy, cas this other hosp. in my area, is 1 of the top 50 hosp. that specialize in heart n stroke work, but same hosp. that sent me home 1 year ago with hardenning of arteries, in my ankles, after 2.5 hours of prepping me for diff. test. They even had that big needle in my arm, then, they must had called my old PC, CAS THEY CAME BACK, & LET ME GO HOME? *thinking all of this could had been avoided. I t only takes 1 bad apple, to spoil the rest of them! Same goes for the 1 bad doctor, that change my diagonosis to psyco man from ADDH man! It is to bad, that both of my 2 best doctors have passed on. 1 was best neurolist in world & was worried about cerebral anuerism, & other my phychietrist that diagnose me with ADDH. tHIS LETTER, I KNOW MUST, be hard for u to understandm cas i know it was hard for me to write it!, plus, like i told my brother, my dimentia (dementia), is getting really bad, & noticable to even me! I do want to stress!, OXYGEN THERAPY, IS SAVING ME! IT SO HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT I DID A GOOD 10 STUDIES, & PHOTOS! Not sure how long it is going to work, or if i DO, get another stroke, it might be my last? I want to thank you, DR! *(I never got sick in past(not type to conplain, BUT, this last years has been worst ever, as far as trying to stay alive! thought my heart attack was bad!, & thank god i was use to pain, from years of cronic (chronic) cluster headaches, or i dont think i would had survived the last ones!(prob. why they wrote on my discharge paperwork(DNR!, then changed it to recindered, once they realize i had brought my broth. with me) Please excuse the spelling, my hard to explain understand. letter, & my physiatry/ology thinking, that i have no control of! I would like to not only thank u, DR. , but everyone else. & i hope no one ever has to go thru the humiliation, pain, & brain damage i have. I would not wish it on the worst person in the world!(my positive outlook on life, is keepin me alive? Dont know. i do know i got to write those letters to my senetors, & not looking forward to it, but it is my life, & believe me, i dont think i deserved this? I f i ws to make a mistake i would be 1st to admit it! I am a good honest caring person. Again want to thank everyone for their help!(rt. side vision goin on me again) With ALL, sincerety, Steven. W.
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