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    An_244644 posted:
    was told ihad a stroke 3 weeks ago. and i am taking meds for it and i am at home. but i was curious if i feel like i havce electricity going through me if that is normal. and my brain i cant remember or say things right. is this just part of wht i am going through it is so scary.. thanks
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    Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
    Difficulty finding the words that you want to use or understanding both written and spoken language can occur after strokes on the left side of the brain. A speech pathologist can be helpful and you should ask your doctor for a referral to a rehabiliattion center. You can get more information about language problems at the Apashia Association website.

    Stroke survivors can also have unusual elctrical sensation the affected arm or leg. We call these dysesthesias. Although they can be annoying and sometimes painful, they should rtepresent any danger to you. If they are particularly troublesome you might ask for a referral to a
    neurologist who can try a variety orf medications we use for "neuropathic" pain.

    Good Luck
    After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.
     
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    vance1920 replied to Richard C Senelick, MD's response:
    ok recently i went back to the doctors and he said i had a moderately severe stroke. that floored me. cause i didnt know that.. when i cant find the words i want to say i get so frusterated i scream.. and also i noticed when i stand to long fromt the mind calf to my foot gets red and hot. my doctor says al the new things i feel r directly linked to the stroke. is this true...


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