Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Evolving stroke effects 2, 3, years later
    avatar
    An_254652 posted:
    Hi all...I am new to this group, as I thought once I had the strokes (I had multiple embolic strokes mostly in the left hemisphere affecting the occipital, temoral and frontal lobes. Once I learned to walk on my own after not being able to, I thought I was done.


    A year following I was having headaches (it was my sinuses), but the ear, nose and throat doctor sent me for an mri of my brain just to be on the safe side...my strokes had evolved and I now had vasospastic syndrome also know as Reynaud's...I have since moved to Florida as I cannot, at all, tolerate the cold as well as I get spasms in my heart and have to wear a nitro patch day in and day out.

    Yesterday (the strokes were at the end of 2010) I went to get my eyes checked. I knew they were not good and I needed a new prescription, but was not expecting to find out that I am legally blind in my right eye and it will progress to blindness. My left eye, because of the strain has gone from 20/30 to 20/80 in a year. I am an avid reader and cannot read unless it is a little at a time, in huge print, and not often because I have to protect my left eye from getting worse.

    It seems like a small thing, but I can read an 800 page book in 2 days...and I am losing that. I don't mind the stuttering, the short term memory loss, the uncoordination and the exhaustion, I have accepted all that - even the Reynauds but now my reading capabilities. I cannot drive any longer...

    I wondered if this is it...or should I get mri's yearly? I only went in for glasses as my vision was getting worse - I had no idea what was actually happening. Apparently the vision is connected to the occipital lobe and the signals aren't making it.

    Can someone give me any input at all?

    Thanks so much
    Barbara
    Reply
     
    avatar
    barblynch66 responded:
    I was wondering why I haven't seen any responses on my discussion thread.
     
    avatar
    crazysailor responded:
    hey barbara,you better be careful with that mri thing.the x-ray dose is about 100 times higher than for the ordinary x-ray.but the doctors are only too eager to put you through mri as often as possible


    Helpful Tips

    Stroke and brain hemorrhage
    My mom 68 had a stroke/hemorrhage 22 days before and released from hospital and move to rehab now. She is not responding very well but ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.