I had my stroke (Wallenberg Syndrome) on 09/21/2013....5 months ago. I am 54 years old and have been a gym jock my whole adult life so this left me in shock! Through an Angio Cat Scan, the Dr. said I have a congenital anomaly of very tiny vertebral arteries and the Pika off the right vertebral in the brain stem stenosed. Was this due to dehydration? Maybe. I feel fortunate that I did not have the swallowing problems that many of you had. I had only a slight numbness to the right eye which is back to normal now. The main affect was my balance, sensitive to cold on my left leg and constant burning sensation to left leg. I did 7 weeks of PT to learn how to walk again and was back to work full time in 8 weeks from onset of stroke. I went back to the gym 3 weeks ago. I did notice that I get very tired about 6 hrs. into work and it's hard to stay up late on my days off. The burning sensation is very annoying and I'm taking 2 gabapentin at night which does not seem to help. I'm just not a pill taker coz I'm afraid of side effects. (one side affect is it could make you tired....don't want to feel even more tired than I already get at work) I did not feel the burning until about 3 or 4 weeks after the stroke happened and although it is constant now, it does not affect my sleep. I'm hoping it will subside eventually but meanwhile, does anyone else have this burning sensation in a limb? What do you take for it? I'm on a low dose aspirin for the rest of my life also. I'm hoping this doesn't happen again to me...drinking lots of water..trying to keep hydrated here in the FL Keys! I also have a husband who has been my rock...it's important to have support. Thanks for listening.View Thread
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