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stroke recovery

is it common for a stroke patient  to  alternate between alertness and sleeping
for example 1 or 2 or 3 days alert and then 1 or 2 or 3 days  or more unalert
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Hi.
I'm afraid with stroke recovery anything goes.  What may be real for you might not be the reality for other survivors.
Can I ask when your stroke was?

Sue
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Hi callingallangels,

My guess is that a TIA recovery period has some common characteristics akin to a major stroke recovery process. Two months ago, I suffered a TIA out of the blue. Three days in the hospital with all the necessary tests (MRI, CT-scan, catorids, etc.) showed no pre-existing conditions. But the aftermath of the TIA has been an up and down experience,
largely dependent on whether I've had a good night of sleep. My internist prescribed xanax that has helped greatly with the sleep. But I can identify with your having the alternation of good and bad days. Hopefully, it's the brain going through a regulating process seeking a sense of balance??

Supportively interested,
tomcat626
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