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A year ago Feb. 10 I had a stroke. I was 66 years of age, a smoker, 1/2 pk a day, active,didn't have an ache or a pain. It affected the balance portion of my brain. Now I am a non smoker,do my own ADL but still have to take it slowly or I get dizzy and go off balance. How long do you expect I will continue like this and is there anything I could be doing to restore my balance.
Hi there, l am a 47 year old female and l suffered a Brain Stem TIA last June. I was very unco-ordinated for many months after and like you if l do too much l get giddy. For me it feels as though l am walking on a moving ship and my hands get clumsy. My doctor hasnt been able to tell me how long l will have this problem and has suggested it may be with me for many years. I have never been offered any physio or other help with this (I am in the UK) but I dont feel as though there is very much they could of helped me with anyway. I have pushed myself really hard to get through this and manage to walk for about 1-2 hours a day, but l know if l have done too much!
Thanks for responding to my query. Sorry about your problem, you are so young.I am still feeling off balance at times but I have an appointment with a balance psyiotherapist on Wednesday. Will let you know how it turns out.Also I have never been checked for Mennier's Syndrome (middle ear) so I'm having that checked as well.
My psyiotherapist really gave me a good examination.She even checked for particles in the middle ear that sometimes float around and cause imbalance. The exercises she gave me are...standing static..single leg..varied surfaces i.e hard, pillow , holding on, removing hands etc.Eyes open:head motion,varied foot positions. eye exercises. My Doctor also perscribed Serc, an anti vertigo medication and I am really improving. Good luck to you.
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