I had a stroke in 2004. I have been lucky in some ways and most people would have no idea I have had a stroke. However, my right side is almost always tingles and is numb. I have lost small motor skills and some feeling in my right hand. At times my entire right side is cold. My doctor doesn't seem to think this is related but I do. It never happened before. Has anyone else had these experiences since the stroke? If so, was there anything that made it better. I walk three times a week and I'm active but this feeling just doesn't go away. When I go to bed at night, my whole right side experiences shooting pains for about 5 minutes. It's almost like after my body relaxes the pains subside. I try to stay positive but at times it's very difficult. I do experience depression because I'm not sure if it will ever get better.View Thread
Boy do I wish I had something great to tell you, but I don't. My doctor more or less said it was something I might have to "live with". Some people are lucky and the numbness seems to go away in time; but for others, it just doesn't. I had my stroke in 2004 and it has not gone away. I did find that exercise (mostly walking) helped me a lot right after my stroke.
As far as the coldness, we bought a heated mattress pad with two controls so I can turn my side to high if I'm feeling really cold and my wife can leave her side off or turned to low if she's not cold. I also have adapted to sleeping on my right side which is the cold side and that seems to help a bit.View Thread
Hi All - Sadly, I still have the same tingling and numbness on my right side. There is nothing that seems to help it. I try to just ignore it and focus on trying to do things that I did before but sometimes that is easier than other times. It seems to me that this is as good as it's going to be for me. I had the stroke in 2004 and nothing has changed really and it's eight years later. It helps to have the support of your family. Good luck to all!!!
Your symptoms seems very much like mine. I do drop things a lot as well. My doctor just couldn't relate to any of this which was a major source of frustration to me. I find that these symptoms are worse if I really over do during the day and in the evenings. It's been seven years since my stroke and some of my symptoms are much better but some still remain and the cold is really bad at times. I have found that exercise (such as walking) really seems to help. This was especially true right after the stroke. Physical and speech therapy are good too--and really helped me. Good luck!View Thread
I was glad to see that somebody else has the tingling and coldness. My doctor acted like she didn't believe me when I reported these symptoms to her but it is very real. For me, it gets worse if I am overly tired and/or at the end of the day.
Like you, I'm not sure there is anything that can be done but hope for the best. I appreciate you sharing your story.View Thread
You may already be seeing somebody, but speech therapy is a very good idea. It helped me a lot. It is very hard--I agree. Try to keep a positive attitude if you can and keep going to therapy and walk as much as you can. These things really helped me.View Thread
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