How are you doing today? Did you seek medical attention? I hope that you were able to get in to see a medical professional! Are you able to get in to see a neurologist? or possibly another VA doctor who will look into your symptoms and their cause more thoroughly? Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
"Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests.
These so-called "long sleepers" were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eight hours of sleep a night, the researchers found.
However, the researchers don't know if the long sleep is a cause, consequence or early warning sign of declining brain health. After reviewing previous research on the possible link between sleep and stroke risk, they said they only found an association that they can't explain."
Read the article above for more information on the study's findings and what you may be able to do to lower your risk.
It is common to face depression following a stroke, so don't give up! This article about recovering from a stroke addresses some of the feelings that you may be experiencing and some ways to cope with them -- the first page also mentions some of the problems feeling temperature that you describe. Have you discussed your feelings with family members or friends? They can be an important support system that can help you through this. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
"People who average more than two drinks a day have a 34 percent higher risk of stroke compared to those whose daily average amounts to less than half a drink, according to findings published Jan. 29 in the journal Stroke.
Researchers also found that people who drink heavily in their 50s and 60s tend to suffer strokes earlier in life than light drinkers or non-imbibers."
Follow the link above for the full news story. Do you have 2 or more drinks a day on average?
While I don't have any experience with these medications, these links to each have side effects, precautions, and reviews from other WebMD readers that might help you (we don't have an entry for Savaysa yet, but here is a recent news story that may be helpful).
This slideshow has a lot of good tips on how to help your depression treatment work -- it gives advice on how to work with your doctor to make sure that the medications and dosages you are taking are what is best for you, as well as the importance of diet and exercise. You might also be interested in this news article that explains the link between TIAs and PTSD/depression. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
I am glad to here that you are doing so well and have kept such a positive attitude. Thank you so much for sharing your story, I know that it will help those who are going through something similar or who have a loved one that is.View Thread
Just wanted to check in and see how your mom is doing. I think that this is something that you should be working closely with her doctors on. This FAQ may help you understand the types of meningitis and what they mean, but I think that asking the doctors specific questions about your mom's condition is best. Please let us know how you are!View Thread