My husband (67yrs) suffered a stroke to left brain November 2007. He is gradually, with rehabilitation, recovering good use of limbs and did not lose speech but his biggest problem is constant debilitating headaches. He is constantly on Panadine but the only relief seems to be to take tablets, lie down and try to sleep. Consequently, he ends up spending a lot of time in bed, discouraged and unable to exercise. He considers these headaches are his biggest hurdle to recovery. What we want to know is, is this a regular consequence of having a stroke? Are the headaches caused by the stroke? (Can't get a definite answer about this from Doctor) and are they likely to be a permanent condition? Thanks for any help. Kay.
Headache after stroke is not uncommon, though not routine by any means. The can be disabling and I'd recommend you seek care from an actual headache expert for better treatment ...
Hi. I need your help for my husband. 5 years ago he got brain injury and stuck in coma for 7 days. He has also had stroke on left side. After that he worked hard and getting better. but now he is very ill. His MRI and CT scan all are fine but he got headache on his left side stretch on his mouth left side weakness ... Please help me what to do please. Mahrukh. .
Thank you for reaching out to us for help for your husband. Given the complexity of his story with the previous head injury, it is difficult to know exactly where to begin. First and foremost, if he is not currently being followed by a neurologist or traumatic brain injury specialist, he needs to be evaluated. Traumatic brain injuries, ranging from concussions to contusions to hemorrhages can lead to a variety of long term or delayed symptoms. Headaches are somewhat common as a lingering problem after injury, and depending on the extent of the original injury, seizures ...
My wife had an ischemic stroke at a posterior branch of the middle cerebral artery on the right side. She temporarily lost motor function on the left, and had homomonous hemiopia after initial recovery. The visual disturbance is mostly recovered but she has daily headaches.
She was initially on Dilantin 300mg at bedtime but is getting weaned down and is now taking Tegretol 200mg one and a half tablets twice daily and one Dilantin 100mg at bedtime. The Tegretol was gradually titrated up as the Dilantin was titrated down.
Initially after the stroke she had headaches that seemed to be fading in intensity but now is complaining that the headaches are getting worse. Is this the normal course of post stroke recovery or a potential side effect of the drug therapy? My wife had an ischemic stroke at a posterior branch of the middle cerebral artery on the right side. She temporarily lost motor function on the left, and had homomonous hemiopia afte...
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