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Therapy Causing Stroke Symptoms
Yes: Many types of chemotherapy can directly affect the brain and cause stroke-like symptoms. Some chemotherapy also increases the risk of blood clots, or the risk of bleeding, both of which may cause strokes. Be sure to tell your doctor immediately about these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequent stroke symptoms all the time & anxiety I will die of a stroke.This is after 6 years of treatment this is still my biggest anxiety. Help pleas?
I wonder....: As no ordinary facts about stroke will be new to you or cause you to relax your fear - let me ask you to think about ways you did change in those 6 years? There must be some. Can those guide you? Do you need a different therapist now to work on this? Of course it's not pleasant to think of dying and I expect other causes would not be big improvements. Find a Health Anxiety specialist snd keep on. ...Read more
Having stroke symptoms only lasting a hour over past two weeks happened 6time ER couldnt find a cause. Dizziness right leg weakness headache any ideas?
Brain attack: Like a heart attack, there is decreased blood flow to parts of the brain resulting in partial or complete damage to nerve cells. Common symptoms include loss of vision, one-sided weakness and/or numbness, loss of balance, deficiency of speech expression or understanding, dizziness, etc. Causation includes hypertension, smoking, diabetes, etc. Prevention is best approach. ...Read more
Thermal: Hypothermia caused by more cold than system can handle. Heat stroke is the other end more heat than the system can handle. They both have weakness and confusion as prominent symptoms. For cold gradual rewarding and vice versa. Hydration is important for both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be tough: Besides age, migraine in young, stroke in old, evaluate presence or absence of headache, nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to noise/light. However, some migraine pts do get stroke, especially if smokers, or taking female hormones. Most neurologists can detect differences quite readily. ...Read more
Pt had sever stroke 3 yrs ago, now stroke symptoms reoccurred. Inr ok and no findings on ctangio. Viral inf following stroke mimic stroke symptoms?
Stroke mimics: A host of things can "unmask" prior brain injury, including infections, metabolic derangements, seizures and medications. Ct angio looks at blood vessels, but need either a head ct or MRI to look at the brain tissue itself to determine if there has been any new compromise. ...Read more
Anxiety! I keep getting stroke symptoms down one side and I panic. I get it so often and think I'm having a stroke every time. How to stop worrying?
Seek psychotherapy: Given your age, the likelihood of stroke is low given that you have undergone brain MRI, echo, holter monitor, etc. Therefore, see your psychiatrist or psychotherapist to help treat your anxiety. Consider supplementing any psychotropic or anxiolytic medications with relaxation techniques. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/anxiety.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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